RESTORING LIFE / REBUILDING COMMUNITY / RECONSTRUCTING CITY: ARCHITECTURAL RESPONSES TO URBAN AND SOCIAL READAPTATION IN TRAUMATISED CONTEXTS IDEAS AND PROPOSALS FOR ELAZIĞ
Located in Elazığ, Kültür Fuar area next to Kültürpark, the project was a rehabilitation center for citizens to use in post-trauma conditions. Including psychological and medical units to overcome the trauma, the center also hosts workshop education and sports facilities, administration parts, recreation spaces, and a significant amount of accommodation units. Integration of the center of city life, being highly accessible and welcoming for the city habitants, and creating a successful indoor and outdoor environmental quality are the main points of Urban Courtyards, Elazığ. Besides, having sufficient contact with nature and daylight, organizing the hierarchy between public and private spaces all in (and between) open, semi-open, and closed spaces were the main criteria that shaped Urban Courtyards.