Authors: Nalan Demircioglu, Ali Can Kuzulugil and Başak Aytatli
World population which is increasing day by day and urbanization as a result of it has caused deterioration in natural environment. Maintainability concept has been an important criterion in new planning and design studies for decreasing these problems. In this sense universities contributing to maintainability targets positively, contributes to physical development of city and environmental plans by providing green areas open to the whole city. However, recreational activities being done in campuses increase self-reliance and respectability of young individuals by creating nature exploring, social sharing and personal awareness especially for students. In this student centered study being done in Atatürk University it was aimed to give some suggestions for alternative outdoor playfields which will satisfy social, cultural and recreational needs of students for four seasons. Moreover, indoor and outdoor winter recreational areas for all year long and some possible places in which students will have fun were given as suggestions. Approximate 150 questionnaire studies were done randomly in faculties, which are in campus and have student density and demands of students for recreational usage and outdoor sports in the direction of utilization of campus and their needs were determined. Moreover, indoor and outdoor winter recreational areas in the campus which will satisfy needs of students for all year long and some possible places in which students will have fun were given as suggestions.
Keywords: Campus, Student, Landscape design, winter usage, Province of Erzurum