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İTÜ Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Disiplinlerarası Yüksek Lisans Programı     /      MSc in Urban Design ITU Institute of Science and Technology

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ERASMUS COORDINATORS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay SEÇKİN
Taşkışla Office 220, Telefon/ Phone: ++ (90) 212 2931300 /
e-posta/e-mail cseckin@itu.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Pelin ÖZTÜRK EKDİ
Taşkışla Office 228, Telefon/ Phone: ++ (90) 212 2931300 / 2256 (ext.)
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ozturkfatm@itu.edu.tr

SCHOOLS in EXCHANGE RELATION
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Hamburg Hafencity University (Germany)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

INFORMATION ABOUT ISTANBUL and
ITU FACULTY of ARCHITECTURE (Taşkışla)
Istanbul encloses the southern Bosphorus which divides it into a western, European and into an eastern, Asiatic area. The Golden Horn, a Bosphorus bay running to the west, separates the European part into a southern, between Marmara Sea and Golden Horn lying peninsula which is the historical Istanbul and the northern quarter to the historical Galata. Both to the west, to the north and the east Istanbul exceeds far over historical quarters. In the southeast the Prince's Islands belonging to Istanbul lie. The city boundaries cover a surface of 1.538,77 km². The Metropol region Istanbul (= province Istanbul) has a surface of 5,220 km² .

Istanbul  is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. It is located on the Bosphorus strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn , in the northwest of the country. Istanbul extends both on the European and on the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus and is thereby the only metropolis in the world, which is on two continents. Its 2000 Census population is 8,803,468 (city proper) and 10,018,735 (metropolitan area), making it, by some counts, one of the largest cities in Europe.

The ruins of the old city wall of Istanbul
In 324 the Roman emperor Constantine the Great selected the ancient city of Byzantium as the site of his new capital, which he later named Constantinople. Like Rome, Constantinople was built on seven hills and at one time was surrounded by walls. The walls erected by Emperor Theodosius II in 413 are largely in ruins. Istanbul is famous as one of the most often besieged cities in the world. Before the Turkish conquest its assailants included the Arabs (673-78, 717-18), the Bulgarians (813, 913), and the armies of the Fourth Crusade, which twice succeeded in taking the city (1203, 1204). After Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453, the city became the capital of the Ottoman, or Turkish, Empire; it was the capital of present-day Turkey until 1923, when the newly founded Turkish Republic declared Ankara the capital. From 1918 until 1923 Great Britain, France, and Italy occupied the city. The name was officially changed from Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
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St. Sofia (Ayasofya)

Topkapı Palace , located in Istanbul , was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was ordered by Sultan Mehmed II in 1459. It was completed in 1465. The palace is located on the Seraglio Point between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, having a splendid view of the Bosphorus. It consists of many smaller buildings built together and surrounded by four courts.

Taskisla the building of ITU Faculty of Architecture built in 1847 as a hospital. The British architect Smith designed the building. Taskisla was used as military barracks about 30 years. ITU Facuty of Architecture and Faculty of Civil Engineering started to use building after 1950s. Today, all undergraduate and graduate programs belonging to ITU Faculty of Architecture, ITU Institute of Social Sciences, and ITU Rectorate Department of  Fine Arts have been continued there studies in the building.

 
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Istanbul air photo showing Europe and Asia together

Ortaköy Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge

Taksim Square  situated in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, and is the location of the Cumhuriyet Aniti (Republic Monument), which was built in 1928 and that commemorates the formation of the Turkish Republic.

Taskisla from Taksim Square