📩 21/10/2023 13:38
The official opening of the Örnekevler Living Village, established in Antakya Kuzeytepe within the scope of the Örnek Evler Project, was held on October 22 by Hatay Governor Mustafa Masatlı, Governorship employees, Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. It will be held with the participation of Lütfü Savaş, Metropolitan Municipality Employees, volunteers who contributed to the project, material sponsors, supporters and families living in the village. The project, which consists of 66 tiny houses on a 100-decare land, also includes psychological support for children and adults, especially post-earthquake trauma, and training and social activities to increase public awareness.
A happy ending has come to the Sample Houses Project, which was developed by a volunteer team from different disciplines, including architects, interior designers and building masters, with the materials provided by suppliers for the urgent shelter need following the earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş on February 6. The project, which consists of 100 tiny houses called Örnekevler Living Village, also includes psychological support, especially post-earthquake trauma, and training and social activities to increase public awareness for children and adults. The official opening of Örnekevler Life Village, established in Antakya Kuzeytepe, was held on October 22 by Hatay Governor Mustafa Masatlı, Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. It will be held with the participation of Lütfü Savaş, volunteers who contributed to the project, material sponsors, supporters and families living in the village.
Compatible with nature, resistant to disasters and their aftermath
Stating that Örnek Evler, one of the most important, sustainable and special projects built for Hatay, is of great importance in healing the wounds of the earthquake, Zülal Çakıcı, one of the Founders of the Örnek Evler Project, said: "A truly disaster-resistant lifestyle is a strong social relationship between both nature and people." and is possible by establishing economic relations. In this regard, we are implementing the Model Houses Project to set an example for providing living spaces that are compatible with nature, resistant to disasters and their aftermath, provide an environment of solidarity within community awareness, and are accessible to people of all income levels. Within the scope of the project, we placed 100 tiny houses, which we completed with a group consisting entirely of volunteers, on a 66-decare land in Istanbul. We designed the agricultural and livestock areas, rainwater collection systems, renewable energy systems and social facilities to be built in the session area with a sustainability focus and ensured that the economic and social structure was established in the session area. We placed earthquake victims selected from disadvantaged groups in the residences. Following the start of life in the campus, project collaborations will be made with relevant associations for 18 months, and training and social activities will be organized for children and adults, especially for post-earthquake trauma, psychological support and to increase public awareness. "Within the scope of the project, expert support will be provided in commercialization and branding for the products to be produced in the campus, a cooperative will be established with individuals in the campus and corporate sales connections will be established for a sustainable income," he said.
The number of activities to be carried out within the scope of the project is at least 600
Emphasizing that various activities will be organized during the process in order to achieve the goals of the project and to ensure that each site resident receives the most benefit, Çakıcı continued: “Our activities will be prepared separately for adults and children, under the guidance of expert consultants, and an event calendar will be determined. In the first three months of the project, event contents will be prepared and the event calendar will be determined by taking the opinions of expert consultants and residents of the campus, and our events will be started in the following months. In this process, we aim to organize an average of five events per week, most of which are specific to children, and to hold at least 600 events in total by the end of the project. In order to ensure continuous improvement within the scope of the project, 'Project Performance Evaluation Surveys' will be conducted every three months during the beginning of life on the site and the following 18 months. "We will plan continuous improvements in the project in light of the feedback obtained from the evaluation results."
A solidarity concert will be held in KüçükÇiftlik Park on November 5.
Stating that they hope to reach more people and institutions that will contribute to the sustainability of Örnek Evler, one of the most important, sustainable and special projects built for Hatay, Çakıcı said, "The sustainable Örnek Evler Project, which will heal the wounds of the earthquake and meet the need for shelter with its comfortable and healing features that are compatible with nature." We will light a light of hope on November 5 for women and children living in the village of life. Many artists will give concerts at this event, where we will come together in KüçükÇiftlik Park to join the wind of solidarity rising from Hatay's lands and to show the power of these lands. In addition, we will organize a commemoration day full of sales stands and events with the participation of sponsors to support the development of women entrepreneurs from Hatay. "On this special day, we are determined to heal Hatay's wounds and raise new hopes with the power of music and solidarity," he said.