Sequential approach of the re-using the historical military barrack in the Old Mardin Heritage in Turkey


  • İzzettin Kutlu Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey
  • Zeynep Yeşim İlerisoy Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Asena Soyluk Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey



Historical building, Conservation, Contemporary addition, Adaptive reuse, Mardin old heritage


The architectural features of the military barrack building in the Old Town Square of Mardin were examined in order to evaluate the compatibility of the interventions and annexes with regard to contemporary conservation principles. The method of the study is based on determining the changing mass and function relationships in the historical structure by tracing technique for sequential time periods. Considering the transformation of the building from the barrack to the tax office, it was seen that the required changes damaged the original condition of the building. This situation was tried to be minimized in transformation from tax office to museum, and interventions were made according to the original condition of the building. As a result, it was concluded that instead of changing the mass scale or shape of the structure, the contemporary additions or interventions should be completely proportional to the structure, and contribute to the sense of historical pattern.


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Interior view of the building used as a museum




How to Cite

Kutlu, İzzettin, İlerisoy, Z. Y., & Soyluk, A. (2022). Sequential approach of the re-using the historical military barrack in the Old Mardin Heritage in Turkey. Conservar Património, 40, 104–118.