Spatial behaviors in Transfer Centers: The Case of Uskudar Transfer Center

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Albayrak G. E., Colpan Erkan N. Ç.

MEGARON, vol.11, no.4, pp.565-578, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/megaron.2016.38981
  • Journal Name: MEGARON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-578
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The study is about the research method of space productivity with spatial behavior analysis on transfer centers. The main goal is to attract attention to "user-oriented space organization" which is ignored on modern days. It is focused on transfer centers which have physical, social and psychological high complexity edited by ecological and environmental psychology. This study takes up spatial behaviors analysis with motivation, behavior settings, (environmental) affordance and place theories which is conceptualized as 'query type-format-method' criteria, are considered to be integrated as a modal to transfer center. The determination of behaviors analyzed with observation, survey and mental mapping method, is shown problems and potentials according to user and spatial behavior axis. Scope of study, Uskudar transfer center which has historical properties and located in urban space used for the sampling. Study results show that physical, social and psychological features of Uskudar transfer center satisfies users minimum requirements. Although negative environmental conditions prevent urban space's identity features and negative effect to users. Uskudar transfer center which has historical and human qualifications becoming a transient area and also has new physical designs projects. These are not sufficient for urban spaces sustainability. As a result of that, user oriented space organization needs to have designs which should have detailed researches.