New Settlements for Earthquake Victims, Izmit
Izmit, Turkey
Prefabricated housing designed to generate not only temporary shelter for the earthquake victims of 1999 but also, vitally, social rehabilitation activities -hence the inclusion in the programme of social and cultural centres, infirmaries, laundries, grocery stores, a library and administrative offices. The housing units each measure 40 sq.m. and are constructed of lightweight composite steel panels. They are arranged in blocks of four, each containing two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and bathroom.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

"New Settlements for Earthquake Victims, Degirmendere". ArchNet Digital Library. http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=9809. [Accessed Junary 18, 2007]
Location
Izmit, Turkey
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Events
1999
Variant Names
New Settlements for Earthquake Victims, Izmit
Baraka Kent Izmit1 and Izmit2
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Barakakent Housing Project of the Middle East Technical University (M.E.T.U.
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METU
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Ortadogu Teknik Üniversitesi
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Building Usages
shelter
residential