New Horizons on architecture: Creating the future while conserving the past on historical Peninsula, Istanbul


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2015, pp.381-385, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.381-385
  • Keywords: Architecture, Concept, Conserve, Historical peninsula
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Historical Peninsula is not only the historical center, but also it is the commercial center of ancient Istanbul. Four major empires had been ruled from this magnificent point, with a unique Bosporus view. It is also an open air museum with various historical sites and buildings, such as Suleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, etc. Thus, the site is chosen for an architectural search on new forms and concepts on an existed historical area while preserving the historical heritage and learning the details of the project management by 14 students of the Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture of Yildiz Technical University, The Design Studio 4 has been searched to find the best places and related architectural concepts to create new architectural forms on Historical Peninsula according to the modern project management rules during the winter semester of 2013-2014 educational year. During the semester an atmosphere of professional design office was created to let the project group to understand and to fell the details and necessities of the project management on the real architectural field. Thus the paper will have the long process of the Design Studio 4, with 14 different location and concept proposal projects to Historical Peninsula.