Interior Arrangement in Children Libraries during the Covid 19 Pandemic Process: The Example of Konya Seljuk Municipality KPP Children’s Library




Children's library, interior design, pandemic, international federation of library associations, and institutions (IFLA) suggestions


The aim of this study is to analyse the compliance of the Seljuk Municipality Konya Plain Project Children's Library in Konya, Turkey with the design principles in line with the recommendations of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. This descriptive study, which aims to analyse Konya Plain Project Children Library from a spatial point of view, was conducted according to the case study from qualitative research methods. In this study, the physical, ergonomic, and social suitability of the library was evaluated by photographing technique by making observations and measurements, presented with visual materials and the inadequacies in its structure were revealed. The fact that the building was designed as a municipal building and later converted into a library caused some of the parameters recommended by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions to not meet sufficiently. The fact that the library is located on the third floor has limited its relationship with the environment, its location in the centre of the city and on a noisy street, and the inability to control the sound in the study rooms have increased the noise level. The natural lighting of the library is determined to be uncontrolled and insufficient. It was determined that there were no building elements to control the sun, direction finding signs and a care room for babies or children. In addition, it was determined that ergonomic criteria were ignored in the design of the space. As a result of this study, it was determined that the Konya Plain Project Children's Library should be redesigned in terms of location, noise level, natural and artificial lighting, signage and wayfinding signs, child or baby care room. In addition, it has been determined that comfort and aesthetic elements have been at the forefront of the Konya Plain Project Children's Library, and it has been tried to keep up with the requirements of technology institutionally. Space design has been emphasized and suggestions have been developed in order to increase the use of children's libraries and to make the service appealing to wider audiences.


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Author Biographies

Ceyhun Şekerci, Konya Technical University

Ceyhun Sekerci is a Asistant Professor Doktor at Konya Technical University, Department of Interior Architecture. His research continues in the field of social and human sciences, interior architecture education, parametric design, technology, virtual reality and in the field of disability

Melih Kurnalı, Konya Technical University

Melih Kurnalı is a Asistant Professor Doktor at Konya Technical University, Department of Interior Architecture. His research continues in the fields of social and human sciences, micro space, interior architecture education, technology.


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How to Cite

Şekerci, C., & Kurnalı, M. (2023). Interior Arrangement in Children Libraries during the Covid 19 Pandemic Process: The Example of Konya Seljuk Municipality KPP Children’s Library . ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning, 11(1), 477–497.