Restoration and Strengthening of a Historical Structure in Antalya – Turkey

Koçak A., Kilit Z.

Advanced Materials Research, vol.133134, pp.575-584, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133134
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Advanced Materials Research
  • Journal Indexes: INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.575-584
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Protection and restoration of historical structure has a big importance to transfer past from

future. It is necessary to protect all materials and documents that includes past culture, life style and

life art in purpose of human history. Structures that used in past, is most important of these materials.

Protection of historical structures that reflect to history of period and is historical artifact is also

important because of emphasized reason.

There are many historical structures in different region of Turkey. Some structuring especially

show all cultural structure of that period and stand erect as grand monument. But in the length of

time these type structures abrade and lose their nature, because of natural or other reason. After ever

earthquake, almost each historical structures have permanent damages in Turkey which is earthquake

area. For this reason, It is necessary to transfer future these historical structures by strength

and repairing to discover local earth conditions and equipments that used in structure against to

earthquake and other affects, determining damaged condition, determining system of architecture

and conveyer to these historical structures On the other side, protection of structure can be provided

with help of increasing functionality. Unused and closed historical structure will abrade and because

of natural and other affects, it will damages and becomes unused. So, basic protection is to use and

repair periodically to these historical structures.

In near future, protection and restoration of historical structures get importance in Turkey. Many

historical structures start to handle for this propose, works pick up speed for restorations. Mustafa

Kemal primary school which used as school long time, and completed construction in 1910 Antalya-

Turkey, is other important cultural heritage. Accumulation school building has basement, ground

floor, and 1.floor. Because of floor height, basement has not been used. Other two floors have been

used for common room, laboratory and toilet. In this work, after building survey of historical

building used for school had been taken, equipment used in building had been confirmed and local

earth condition had been determined, according to exist Turkish Regulations building analyze had

been done. According to lacks of structure, it had been invigorated. For propose of implementation

of architecture style to period, all added parts had been restored and renewed to damaged parts.