Course Description

This course is one of the elective courses offered in the undergraduate program, which is specialized in the area of conservation of cultural heritage. It will provide student a general knowledge on twentieth century architectural heritage, a crucial issue particularly in Ankara where significant examples of modern architecture exist. 

The course will focus on twentieth century architectural heritage by investigating the concept of modern particularly in architecture, selection and designation as cultural property, related legislative regulations, conservation problems and intervention methods. Theoretical background will be discussed through international and local case studies.


Teaching Policy

This course is planned as mainly a lecture and discussion course. Class participation will be encouraged during the lecture hours. First six weeks theoretical information will be given, ensuing three weeks discussions will be pursued through international and local case studies and in last four weeks students will be expected to choose and present a related example by using visual, audio-visual and/or written media.


Course Web Page

The web address for this course is:

All course materials will be uploaded and monitored via online platform of the course. Students are expected to visit frequently the online platform of the course for all announcements, changes, grades, syllabus, handouts, assignments, additional requirements and materials such as list of recommended references, readings, lecture notes, useful websites, maps, drawings, etc.


Grading Policy

Students are expected to do well in midterm examination, and submit interim assignment and final submission. Midterm exam date is announced in the course syllabus. Final submission and any changes in exam and submission dates will be announced on web page.

Assessment tool



% 30

Interim Assignment (Presentation in Powerpoint and Poster in A3 Format)

% 30

Final Submission (Poster in A1 Format)

% 40



Students have an obligation to attend to at least 70% of the lecture hours due to Çankaya University Regulation for Undergraduate Education. In other words, students have to attend minimum 10 weeks of lectures in order to be able to enter the final examination and submit assignment. Otherwise, your grade will be NA at the end of the semester. Attendance will be checked in the beginning of each lecture and late-comers will be considered absent for that week.

Students who take health reports should submit their report on the following day after the last day of the report. 


Reference Books

Prudon, T.H.M., Preservation of Modern Architecture, Wiley, U.S.A., 2008           

A. Cunningham (ed.), Modern Movement Heritage, Taylor & Francis, 1998.

Carughi, U., Visone, M., Time Frames: Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, Routledge, 2017.

Aslanoğlu, Ä°., Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi Mimarlığı (1923-1938), Bilge Kültür Sanat, 2010.

Sharp, D., Twentieth Century Architecture: A Visual History, Images Publishing Dist Ac, 2006.