The Importance of Iconic Buildings for City Image: Konya Science Center Example
Keywords:Science centers, Konya Science Center, Konya, Architectural Analysis, Image Structure
The aim of this study is to reveal the opinions of the architect in the design of Konya Science Center, to analyze the relationship established by the structure with the city, its scale with surrounding texture and human, the access to structure, its form, material, technology and its spatial presentation to determine whether it is an image structure or not. For this purpose, science centers’ design purpose and their importance for the city are explained at first, examples across the world are given. Observations and interviews are made, photographs of the structure are taken and any kind of written and drawn resources are utilized in order to determine whether the selected structure is in accordance with the definition “image structure”. As a result, it is determined with this study that Konya Science Center is “an image structure” for the city in parallel with the developing trends in design and construction technology fields in general terms after its analysis in architectural terms.
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