RESTORING LIFE / REBUILDING COMMUNITY / RECONSTRUCTING CITY: ARCHITECTURAL RESPONSES TO URBAN AND SOCIAL READAPTATION IN TRAUMATISED CONTEXTS IDEAS AND PROPOSALS FOR ELAZIĞ
Our project assigned as an “Urban and Social Readaptation Center” for people who had experienced various traumas, stage of project researches composed of 3 parts which are trauma context, the program including, and site-specific researches. We can face different trauma types in different locations so that the project that we produce should be exemplifiable and adaptable for this kind of situation. The form “hive” is coming from this “the same but at the same time the different” concept and contexts. Can be expandable, producable and applicable settlement via its adaptable typology. Another issue is the program that people can reach, heal, feel “a little more” healthy and socialize and rehabilitate themselves. For these reasons, the program includes both individual and social interaction parts and activities, as well as complicated health units, especially psychological supports. Because of Elazığ experienced an earthquake, people who would stay and heal in this complex, need to be in safe and peace. So that the environment, open – closed areas arranged according to feel them more relax. As well as open green areas and activities are maximized, inner courtyards of the buildings make them feel natural to reachable from everywhere. The idea of being healthy in terms of physical, mental, spiritual and social ways is to strengthen via relation with nature.