Process of Culture as a New Form of Production in Industrial Buildings: Buda Fabriek

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Bayraktaroglu B., Arabacioglu F. P.

MEGARON, vol.14, no.1, pp.31-40, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/megaron.2018.71542
  • Journal Name: MEGARON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-40
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Industrial buildings offer convenient spaces for current cultural uses, while use for cultural purposes has the potential to convert some constraints into opportunities for the reuse of industrial buildings. Based on these ideas, the study focuses on the process of culture becoming a new mode of production in industrial buildings and aims to reveal the reasons for the adaptation of industrial buildings into cultural sites. First of all, the new features of contemporary cultural spaces by the effects of the information age have been put forward and then the industrial buildings are being addressed in the context of culture and adaptive reuse. The aim of this study is embodying the appropriate conditions offered by the industrial structures for cultural uses and also contribution of cultural functions in solving reuse problems, by examining the paths followed during the transformation process. For this purpose, a recent application of the Buda Fabriek transformation project was examined and hypotheses were tested.