This settlement is the oldest part of Eskisehir, with Byzantine and Ottoman remains, but it had fallen into disrepair since urban migration began in the 1950s. The redevelopment comprises a residential area with restaurant; a cultural centre with library, museums and performing arts centre; and a social housing centre with training facilities, workshops and health centre. The original structures have been restored, creating a heritage zone for Odunpazari and attracting further investment and new businesses to the area. The rehabilitation is economic as well as sociocultural and stands as a model for similar settlements internationally.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.