Determining of the Aesthetic and Functional Problems that the Miniaturk Users Face with

Kutay E. L. , Kesim G. A.

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-TARIM BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.14, no.4, pp.436-443, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


The miniature parks in which the small scaled miniature structures or settlement fields exhibited are multi purpose open fields which serve for educational, instructional and recreative purposes. Miniaturk which was established in 2003 in Istanbul / Turkey has been at Sutluce quarter of the Golden Horn, exhibits the small sized miniature structures. In this study, in order to determine aesthetical problems of Miniaturk several observations had been made along with a semi standard survey which was applied to randomly chosen 300 people who visited the park on several dates. The survey outcomes and the visitor profiles have been examined and evaluated on percent scale and the visitor profiles and the problems encountered had been compared and analyzed correlationwise. The data obtained exists on the outcome chapter as tables. Finally; the problems encountered had been discussed both as a planner and a user point of view and alternative solutions had been presented. Some of these solutions has been arranged that planting and improving vicinity of Miniaturk, to consider of inner circulation again and maintaining systematically.