Konya Technical University Architecture and Urban Design Application and Research Center (AUDARC) continues its works with the aim of creating more liveable spaces by redesigning more organized, planned and functional cities with a modern and traditional approach with future-oriented projects.
The Architecture and Urban Design Application and Research Center, which was established with the 50-year knowledge of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, started its activities to produce projects by working together with local stakeholders, especially the local government, by producing solutions for urban problems experienced today, where population growth and rapid urbanization process are experienced.
Assoc. Dr. Murat Oral, Director of the Konya Technical University Architecture and Urban Design Application and Research Center, stated, "With the pandemic period, there have been changes in our thoughts about urban life. Living in enclosed environments, such as large complexes and apartments, ended up causing some problems for people during the pandemic. This increased the popularity of living a natural life. People now prefer to live in more spacious and liveable urban areas. First and foremost, we must organize and plan our cities. In other words, we need to improve the architecture of our cities to make them more liveable. We can accomplish this by collaborating with the appropriate units. With the collaboration of local governments, architects, and engineers, we must leave more liveable cities to our children, who are our future."
Stating that his fields of study are not limited to these subjects, Assoc. Dr. Oral said, “This center has a large team. We say that we can design more liveable spaces that will solve the problems of our city by sharing our project and design with our local administrations with our central staff who are equipped with the necessary equipment. We can prepare urban design projects valid for all textures of the city and turn Konya into an exemplary city. We, as the Architecture and Urban Design Application and Research Center (AUDARC), operating within the scope of Konya Technical University, are ready to provide all kinds of support to our municipalities, local governments and other stakeholders.”
Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik, Rector of Konya Technical University, stated on the subject, "Since we took office, we have ensured the establishment of ten centers." As we always say, our goal is to turn our faculty members' work into useful outputs for Konya and our country. I sincerely believe that the Architecture and Urban Design Application and Research Center (AUDARC) will do good work as well, and we will always support the center and its staff in this regard."