Greenwashing in Turkey: Sustainability as an Advertising Strategy in Architecture

As a result of the depletion of natural resources, destruction of green areas, loss of ecosystem and consequent shrinkage of habitable areas, the concept of “sustainability” has become an important parameter at all stages in architectural discipline as in all fields. However, in some cases this notion has started to transform into an advertising tool developed to feed consumption due to its structure being open to interpretation, its current value and its lack of adequate supervision. Sustainability has three aspects that are economic, social and physical. Apart from the successful architectural designs that take all the values of sustainability into account, the concept has also been used as a popular culture item that enables the projects to come forward and be preferred by people. In this study, the phenomenon of “greenwashing” was examined and five architectural projects from Turkey with the claim of sustainability were evaluated within the criteria of three sustainability scopes.

Researcher Details

Research Paper

Greenwashing in Turkey: Sustainability as an Advertising Strategy in Architecture

Category

Climate control

Researcher Name

Oğulkan Erden

Organisation/ University

Kartal Municipality, Turkey

Designation

Interior Architect

Phone Number

905301189978

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No

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