Historical places, which are one of the most important elements of the urban structure, are being reused as economic objects because of their recognition and potential points of attraction and they are defined as "new" faces of city to marketing and branding process. They are often used as a new building that serve the tourism sector beyond its original uses. Kayseri, which stands out with its industrial development from the other Anatolian cities, started to understand of the historical places potential in recent time. Thus they decided to change their economic expectation from industry to cultural tourism because of its income marge. And they started to refunctioned the limited number of historical monuments in the city. One of the example is Kayseri Inner Castle which that process is occurred. Outside of the traditional conservation approach, the conversion of Kayseri Inner Castle started with a national architectural competition. The Inner Castle, which is located in the city center and is bearing almost all the traces of the city's past and is host a very high tourist potential, was opened to national architectural competition and wanted to be refunctioned. But today Castle is trapped in the interface between protection and new building. In the context of tourism and tourism events, this article aims to examine how the competition process affected this conservation transformation, how this process took place in the conservation theory, and what the consequences were for the Kayseri Inner Castle.
|Publication Date||September 21, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2|
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