The Library is Now a Must for New Buildings in Turkey

The Library is Now a Must for New Buildings in Turkey

According to the new regulation published in the Official Gazette by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2021, it is now a necessity to build a library room as a common area in buildings with more than 40 independent sections. Besides, to collect the rainwater collected on the roof in a warehouse under the garden floor, it was required to install a “rainwater collection system” in new buildings.

Books will be close now

The Regulation on the Amendment of the Planned Areas Zoning Regulation prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette. According to the regulation, it is mandatory to build a library room as a common area in buildings with more than 40 independent sections. We can herald that especially young people and retirees will be delighted with this situation.

In the other article of the regulation, it was stated that “In the normal floors of the buildings with more than 40 independent sections, a library room, which is connected to the common staircase of the building, does not have access from the outside, does not exceed 50 square meters in total, cannot be used for commercial use, as a common area.”

Rainwater collection system on roofs

The regulation also takes into account that the drought problem increases as the power goes on. It is now obligatory to build a “rainwater collection system” to collect the rainwater collected on the roofs of all buildings to be built on parcels larger than 2 thousand square meters in a warehouse under the garden ground to be used for garden irrigation or treatment. With the regulation, municipalities and other institutions authorized to issue licenses were also authorized to impose obligations on this issue for smaller parcels.

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