“Petrol” Housing Estate
Seçil Yatan | Petrol Housing Estate was built in the 1960s by the Petroleum Workers Cooperative in Etiler. One of the designer is Emin Necip Uzman. Petrol Housing Estate is an important example of the Turkish Modern Architecture period. It consists of 33 blocks with, 3, 4, 6 and 11 floors. There are 15 different types of blocks. The original architectural details such as entrance eaves, band courses as well as traces and changes arising from the use of the inhabitants can also be observed. On the contrary to contemporary mass housing, it creates places for interaction and common places. It is like a community with its nature, inhabitants, everyday visitors such as fruit seller, greengrocer, junkman, waste collector, overlocker.