The Revolarization of Industrial Heritage: AGU Sumer Campus in Kayseri, Turkey

ASILİSKENDER B., Baturayoglu Yoney N.

14th International Forum of Studies, Naples, Italy, 16 - 18 June 2016, pp.1158-1164 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Naples
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.1158-1164
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


The Sumerbank Textile Factory in Kayseri (1932-1935) was one of the earliest and largest industrial complexes designed and constructed following the foundation of the Turkish Republic. This was a striking ensemble of buildings with rationalist and functionalist vocabulary, which also functioned as an urban center of social and cultural modernization, providing work and cultural/recreational activities based on a secular and westernized way of life in contrast with the existing traditional society.