Public Housing Movement for Earthquake Victims in İzmir

Public Housing Movement for Earthquake Victims in Izmir
Public Housing Movement for Earthquake Victims in İzmir

This time, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality put the cooperative model into practice for earthquake victims. The Halk Konut project, which will be implemented in İzmir for the first time in Turkey, is a project that was moderately damaged in the earthquake and then collapsed. BayraklıIt was started with the building cooperative established by the residents of Dilber Apartment in . Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Bayraklı The municipality will sign the contract with the cooperative on June 15, which will provide municipality assurance and technical support for earthquake victims to build their own houses.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality put into practice the cooperative model, which it added to the urban transformation works carried out with the principles of one hundred percent consensus, on-site transformation, municipality assurance and guarantee, this time to heal the wounds of the Izmir earthquake. The Halk Konut project was implemented in order to reconstruct the buildings damaged, destroyed, to be demolished or considered as risky in the October 30 earthquake in accordance with the current building regulations and for the citizens to own housing. This model, which will be implemented for the first time in Turkey with the understanding of socialist municipality, BayraklıIt was started with Dilber Apartment in Manavkuyu ​​District of . The residents of the flats became the contractors of their new buildings by establishing the Halk Konut 1 Building Cooperative.

The process was carried out by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality companies EGEŞEHİR A.Ş. and İZBETON A.Ş. with Bayraklı It will be carried out by the Joint Venture and cooperative formed by the municipality company BAYBEL A.Ş. A contract will be signed between the Joint Venture and Halk Konut 1 Building Cooperative on 15 June.

People become economic entrepreneurs

Stating that they aim to spread the model to be implemented for the first time in Turkey to all earthquake victims, Chairman Tunç Soyer described the Halk Konut project as "making the people an economic entrepreneur by making them an organized power". Emphasizing that they accelerated their urban transformation works by including the construction cooperatives established by the Metropolitan subsidiary İZBETON and business people in the process, Mayor Soyer said, “We have now implemented the cooperative model for earthquake victims. Just like in our urban transformation works, the rent obtained there will be shared among the cooperative member flat owners in that building.” Stating that the approach of the companies in the housing sector and the problems in the field are decisive in the involvement of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in the process, Mayor Soyer continued his words as follows: is struggling. Contractors, on the other hand, are pricing high risks due to increasing costs and economic uncertainties, and therefore projects are no longer financially accessible to earthquake victims.”

“There is no example in Turkey”

A total of 40 flats will be built on the area where the destroyed Dilber Apartment is located. Cooperative members consist of 32 floor owners. It will be obtained from the sale of 20 apartments, which will be formed with a 8% increase in precedent, which has been accepted and implemented by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council. kazanThe construction of three to 40 flats will be completed. Metropolitan Municipality companies will provide the necessary support in contracting services to the cooperative with a symbolic profit rate of 1 percent.

How will the safe building program work?

The system, which will be implemented for the first time in Turkey under the leadership of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will operate as follows:

  • If a request is made for the transformation of their buildings, criteria such as the current market value of the land, average flat size, damage degree of the building, housing ownership and cooperativeness of the owners will be evaluated and priority will be given to the segments that need it the most.
  • Owners of buildings damaged or destroyed in the earthquake will be demolished or risky. In accordance with the relevant legislation, a temporary construction contracting certificate will be obtained.
  • The earthquake victims who are members of the building cooperative will come to an agreement among themselves and determine the floors, facades and sizes of the apartments they will own in the preliminary projects prepared for their new buildings.
  • Technical support to be provided by the cooperative under the contract to be signed with the Joint Venture; It will include the coordination of the project and license processes for the construction of the building, the creation of technical, administrative and financial conditions for the contracts to be made with subcontractors and suppliers, the coordination of the construction processes and quality audits.
  • The members of the cooperative will cover the project and reinforced concrete carrier system amount calculated over the approximate costs of the official structure in the first place, in proportion to their shares, and this part will be built with their own finances.
  • After this stage of the construction, the flats that will be formed with the increase in precedent will be sold to third parties or purchased by the Joint Venture at the price to be determined by the cooperative in line with the relevant legislation.
  • According to the new budget to be calculated in line with the increasing costs, additional financing will be provided by all participants in line with their shares, if needed, and the building will be completed.
  • After the completion of the buildings, the difference between the land and construction costs of the apartments sold by the Joint Venture and the sales prices will be returned to the cooperative after deducting the relevant official expenses.

Transparent cost monitoring will be carried out with the participatory budget.

The construction work will be carried out primarily by subcontractors and suppliers. After the evaluation of technical competencies by the Joint Venture; The commission formed by a representative to be appointed by each member of the Joint Venture and two representatives to be determined by the cooperative will decide unanimously on the financial determination of subcontractors and suppliers. Thus, a participatory budget and transparent cost monitoring will be possible.

Features of new buildings

Building health monitoring system, green roof and solar energy systems will be implemented for new buildings and lighting will be provided for the common areas of the buildings. In addition to the system in which the rainwater harvesting system will be built, facade designs that will reflect the texture of Mediterranean cities will be applied for the facades of the buildings. In order to minimize the effects of the climate crisis in the buildings to be built, A class energy identity certificate is aimed.

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