Hospital Landscape Sustainability: Case Study in Turkey

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Gürbey A. P.

Theory and practice in sustainable planning and design, Murat Özyavuz, Editör, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Berlin, ss.651-676, 2020

  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Yayınevi: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Berlin
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.651-676
  • Editörler: Murat Özyavuz, Editör


Ecological awareness around the world is increasing due to increased signals

of disruption to natural processes. To address these environmental concerns, the idea of

environmental stewardship and sustainability has recently gained popularity throughout

the developed world. For the building industry many sectors are beginning to advocate

the use of “green” building practices including in healthcare facilities. LEED is one of

the “green” rating systems which has been established through the measurement of sustainability

performance. In Turkey, the Turkish Ministry of Health made the LEED certification

compulsory in hospitals in 2013. Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul gained

the world’s first LEED platinum certificate as a full-fledged “green” hospital in 2018. In

this study, we review the literature on sustainable architectural and landscape designs and

design approaches in hospitals, with particular examination made in the case study of

Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital.