Spatial Satisfaction and Expectation Analysis of University Campus Users, Case Study of Yozgat Bozok University

Secil Gul Meydan Yildiz, Ilker Atmaca, Muhammed Ozgur Oguz


University campuses are dynamic spaces where the social and physical environment integrates with natural and artificial landscape elements and requires continuous change and development. The intellectual working environment, which guides both the scientific, technical and technological developments of the age as well as the socialization, entertainment and recreation activities, is named the university campus. Therefore, it is very significant that planning of university campuses, with a holistic design approach that appeals to all users such as students, academicians, administrative staff and visitors when considered these places where all kinds of technical, practical and cultural information are shared and produced. The main objective of this study, titled “Spatial Satisfaction and Expectation Analysis of University Campus Users, Case Study of Yozgat Bozok University”, is to measure and evaluate the social and physical satisfaction and expectation levels of the students, academic and administrative staff of the university campus with face to face survey technique. Erdoğan Akdağ Campus is the central settlement of Yozgat Bozok University. Situated 8 km from Yozgat city center, the campus is built on an area of approximately 391 hectares. There are 12 academic education buildings in the campus area and 12 service buildings and artificial-natural landscaping items to meet various needs of the campus users. In the formation of the campus area, the demands and expectations of the users have a guiding feature. Therefore, this study, which is composed of approximately 12000 students, 500 academic and 250 administrative staff, will provide the necessary criteria / indicators in the future development of the settlement area in the spatial context. In this project, the settling characteristics of spatial trends/preferences and differentiated behavior patterns unique to the settlement, and parameters regarding how these will be evaluated in planning process, will be put forward.

Keywords: Campus Design, Spatial Satisfaction, Spatial Expectation, Yozgat Bozok University.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-2-30

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702