RESTORING LIFE / REBUILDING COMMUNITY / RECONSTRUCTING CITY: ARCHITECTURAL RESPONSES TO URBAN AND SOCIAL READAPTATION IN TRAUMATISED CONTEXTS IDEAS AND PROPOSALS FOR ELAZIĞ
EXPRESSION & ADAPTATION CENTRE
Expression & Adaptation Centre
The project is located in the area of Dilek Apartmanı, the apartment demolished after the earthquake. Expression & Adaptation Centre is a rehabilitation center for the people who suffered from ongoing social problems such as earthquakes, immigration, inequality, lack of women's rights, depression, and healthcare problems. It aims using existing typology in Elazığ for the city plan scheme as a configuration order and using the scheme’s advantage to create a social ‘courtyard’ It also bridged over the social courtyard to segment the center users between the public gathering spaces, not isolating them but creating a new ‘common ground’.