Audit of open space design criteria In Neighborhood Residential Areas Case in Batisehir complex, Istanbul

  • Gökçen Firdevs Yücel Istanbul Aydın University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jehan Mohammed Nooruldeen Istanbul Aydın University, Science Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Open space, Design criteria, Neighborhood, Residential areas, Batisehir complex


The aim of this study is to propose a checklist-based model that can be used to assess the open spaces of residential complexes, based on the example of Batisehir complex in Istanbul. International studies and reference points of view on this topic have been investigated in detail in order to identify criteria that can be used to evaluate this type of urban spaces. The main criteria that are believed to have an impact on the quality of open spaces are; Accessibility (sub-standards: building entrances, Pedestrian Circulatıon and Linkage System , way finding, Vehicular Access and Servıce Areas, Bicycle Paths,  parking), open spaces (sub-standards: children’s playgrounds, Restıng Area/ Seating Arrangement, sports Fields, Intermediate Fields) and urban furniture (standards Sub: floor covering, seating elements, lighting elements, trashes, signs & symbols and water elements), smart furniture (sub-criteria: smart HD camera, smart path and smart seating elements), safety and landscaping. The checklist that was created was tested in the open areas of the Batışehir complex, which is one of the largest residential complexes in Istanbul. The methods used in the study conducted between 2020-2021 were site selection, observation, photography and analysis. As a result of the study, it was decided that the design of open spaces, especially sports stadiums, should pay more attention and allocate more space in the design.

How to Cite
Yücel, G., & Nooruldeen, J. (2021). Audit of open space design criteria In Neighborhood Residential Areas Case in Batisehir complex, Istanbul. UXUC - User Experience and Urban Creativity, 3(1), 128 - 143.