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Aquaparks-location requirements and design criteria
Leisure activities and their spatial requirements have represented steady change throughout the history. Particularly with the industrial revolution, the differentation of the work and life conditions influenced the entertainment approach. As a result of this interaction, new activities and land use types occured. Today the amusement parks, theme parks and aquaparks are getting widespread among the entertainment areas. It is seen that, first theory and practice of these kind of activities were realized in America in the beginning of 1900s.The thesis deals with the aquaparks formed by the changes in the evaluation of leisure occupation. In this study developing process, organizations, samples and design criteria of aquaparks that grove in our country were examined. Researches has shown that the existence of establishments dealing with feasibility studies with every phase upto openning and that the security conditions are steadily controlled in aquaparks, especially in America also the number of aquaparks increasing in our country.Furthermore as the construction processes are analyzed; it can be seen that there exist the lack of consideration of demands of the society, physical conditions of construction area, aquapark standards and convience with the security conditions and the lack of control mechanisms. In this framework, the aim of the thesis is that haven't been examined until today, to find out the location requirements, design criteria and land allocation requirements of aquaparks. Throughout the thesis study the followed methodology is making of literature and internet researches and interviews with the municipality officials and aquapark entrepreneurs of the aquaparks and it includes the physical plans and location analysis of aquaparks that were that were realized in Turkey.