Merve Karatas

MA Architecture

Reclaiming Collectivity in The Broken City 

This thesis challenges the fragmentation of the urban fabric caused by shopping malls, their pseudo-public spaces and the effect of consumerism. It offers a new perspective to create a hybridised shopping pattern that unifies the urban fabric by combining modern recreation patterns and collective-based environments.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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