Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 9(3), pp. 883 - 891
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090330
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Rethinking Municipal Markets (Bandabuliya) within the Context of Sustainability: Case of Cyprus

Damla Mısırlısoy *
Faculty of Architecture, European University of Lefke, Gemikonağı, Lefke, Mersin 10 Turkey, Northern Cyprus


Municipal markets have played an important role in social, cultural and economic activities of the communities. Municipal markets can be seen as a symbol of tradition and as part of a city's tangible and intangible heritage. Municipal markets are part of the cultural heritage of their related community and therefore they must be conserved and continuity should be provided for future generations. For sustainable use of municipal markets, they should answer the needs of today's community by preserving their authenticity. The aim of the study is to identify municipal markets in Cyprus and propose sustainable adaptive reuse strategies for their future use. The study includes a holistic approach since municipal markets from North and South part of the island is observed through site survey. The research is also emphasized the significance of municipal markets as a part of Cypriot culture. As the method of the study, the model for achieving sustainable adaptive reuse of traditional marketplaces is used for developing strategies for the future use of the municipal markets. The results of the research address that the municipal markets are important for the cultural heritage of the related community. However, in Cyprus they used more for the economic activities, and important social and cultural values were ignored. Municipal markets should be conserved by considering the tangible and intangible heritage values. Local needs, beliefs, practice and traditions should be taken into consideration with a holistic approach in the conservation process of municipal markets.

Municipal Market, Culture, Conservation, Adaptive Reuse Strategies, Sustainability, Cyprus

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[1] Damla Mısırlısoy , "Rethinking Municipal Markets (Bandabuliya) within the Context of Sustainability: Case of Cyprus," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 883 - 891, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090330.

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Damla Mısırlısoy (2021). Rethinking Municipal Markets (Bandabuliya) within the Context of Sustainability: Case of Cyprus. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 9(3), 883 - 891. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090330.