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Design criteria of in campus sport facilities with reference to World University sports competitions a case study in IZTECH campus
The topic of this research is: to define the major programming issues and design principles of sports facilities in universities' campus areas that will contribute to the organization of citywide and countrywide sports competitions as well as to serve for the recreational utilization of all the ordinary university students and the staff; and t6 design a sports complex in newly developing IZTECH campus with respect to those planning and design considerations.To generate the terminology for provision of sports facilities, firstly, sport is to be wlderstood in all its social, recreational and professional dimensions, so that, as a starting point, concept of sport and its relatively increasing importance in human life is described. Then, sports activities are classified according to their nature and interested groups. This classification,furtherly contributed to examine which types of sports are accepted as official and commonly provided to students in universities. Under this initial information, adequate spatial requirements and capacities for sports facilitie relative to the population sizes in campus areas are examined with respect to examples of universities from foreign countries and Turkey. Moreover, official standards for World University sports competitions are presented to understand spatial and organizational requirements needed for the sports facilities. It allowed generating the design guidelines and dimensional standards for planning of purposed sports facilities, which are implementedin the case study area at the final step ofthe research. Initial studies before the design process of the project showed that, sp0l1s facilities in majority of Campus Universities do not only respond to recreational use of students in their spare tinle but also respond to competitive activities and multi-level events as well. Because of this result, it is aimed in the final project that how sports facilities in IZTECH campus designed most effectively with respect to the standards of world university sports competitions which is the best event for guiding the design process of such a project.