’Reconstruction’ as a Theory of Conservation in Architecture: Evaluation of Implementations in Historic City Center of Bursa, since 1960s

Çakıcı Alp S.

ARCHTHEO ’20, XIV. International Theory and History of Architecture, İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 07 November 2020, pp.270-274

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-274
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This paper aims to present the reconstruction implementations implemented after the 1958 fire in Bursa, as a case study on application of a popular term in architectural conservation theory. Firstly, the definition of reconstruction is given according to related charters and regulations concerning heritage conservation. Then, the process of reconstructions applied within the west part of HCC in Bursa was presented in detail, according to the Conservation Council’s Decisions that were taken from 1955 to 1964. Finally, reasons and results of these reconstructions are discussed within the framework of national and international declarations concerning conservation of cultural properties, during 1960s.

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