A Pioneering Model Of Modernization During The Republican Era: Eskişehir Sugar Factory (1933) Industrial Heritage
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B. Üstün, F. Kolsal, A. D. Bulut
Industrial buildings constructed by different cultures during the development process of the cities, contribute to the creation of the urban identity. The industrial buildings and settlements, which generate the colour, smell and sometimes the sound of the city, are multi-functional structures meeting the needs of the people living in that city. Those structures, in addition to being productive spaces, serve as catalysts for the financial and socio-cultural development of the city. Frequently, they lose their importance after an active usage period, because of rapid technological changes.
The subject matter of this paper is the Settlement of the Eskişehir Sugar Factory which is a prototype of Republican era modernization. It provides very valuable information within the definition of “industrial heritage” regarding the history and the urban life of the city.
industrial heritage, company towns, Turkish modernization, Republican era modernization, industrial settlements of Republican era, Eskişehir Sugar Factory