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Spatial Evaluation of Primary Sugar Factories in Early Republican Period in Turkey [ITU J Faculty Arch]
ITU J Faculty Arch. 2017; 14(3): 127-141 | DOI: 10.5505/itujfa.2018.96158  

Spatial Evaluation of Primary Sugar Factories in Early Republican Period in Turkey

Ayşe Durukan Kopuz
Department Of Civil Engineering, Namık Kemal University, Corlu, Tekirdağ, Turkey

At the beginning of 1920s in Turkey, one of the most spatial strategy as regards the foundation of the Republic was the development of industrialization. This spatial strategy as well as administrative standpoint, based on economic concerns. Even though it was an outcome of the spatial strategy of The War of Independence, development of Anatolia would be provided with new industrial buildings or by constructing new work places.
The foundation of modern industrial buildings is a neglected episode in the history of twentieth-century urbanism in Turkey. Meanwhile, the establishment of these buildings was driven by the modernizing and industrializing ethos of the modernity Project of Turkish republic. This episode has been the subject of especially electric or textile factories in Anatolian towns at 30’s. However this essay addresses a prior industrial buildings as sugar factories built in 20’s and 30’s in Turkey. Focusing on the visual representations produced by foreign architects, the present case study investigates how this industrialized attitude established the new factories to contribute to economic development of Turkey. More than that, this economic development may be accepted as a tool for desired contemporary and modern country. As a result, this study focuses on exploring used industrial built heritage taking Alpullu, Uşak, Turhal, Eskişehir Sugar factories as a case study.

Keywords: Early Republican Period, Eskişehir Sugar Factory, Industrial Buildings, Sugar Factories, Uşak Sugar Factory

Ayşe Durukan Kopuz. Spatial Evaluation of Primary Sugar Factories in Early Republican Period in Turkey. ITU J Faculty Arch. 2017; 14(3): 127-141

Corresponding Author: Ayşe Durukan Kopuz, Türkiye

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