The Characteristics of Büyükada as a Cultural Landscape

Karsan Ayanoğlu S., Kahya Y.

Heritage, vol.2, pp.86-103, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/heritage2010007
  • Journal Name: Heritage
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-103
  • Keywords: cultural landscape, world heritage, heritage site, historic site, natural site, urban conservation
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper addresses the cultural landscape characteristics of Buyukada, the largest of Istanbul's Princes' Islands, with regard to the universal definition of the content and extent of the cultural landscape, to provide background to the site's history and its socio-cultural and urban development. It focuses on the relationship between the built and natural environment in terms of vernacular architecture and organic landscape, and is based on survey studies and research conducted as part of a PhD Thesis.