University Campus Design
With the coming of the new millennium, and the great innovation in technology, this book reviews the important transformations that took place in the universities as educational organizations. Universities in the western world had different roles in the society in comparison to the previous ages sterting from the enlightenment movement. The changing concept of "University" to the "Multiversity" was also accompanied by the shifts in both educational programs and campus design principles. Different disciplines are examined like; Multidisciplinary , Interdisciplinary , and Transdisciplinary , presenting the assessment of disciplinary approaches. Typologies of campuses are put forward and concepts like Linear Form, Compact Form, Strict Zoning, Single Building and Open University are taken into consideration. Hence, a new hypothesis of Mediterranean Type, with the characteristics of Mediterranean lifestyle and region is proposed. The campus plan and report of the METU-TRNC University, drawn by the Urban Design Studio of METU 2000-2001 is taken as the case study and evaluated with the addition of minor modifications with a twofold aim.