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ITU Taskisla Campus

Conference venue is the Taskisla Building of ITU, where the Faculty of Architecture takes place. Taskisla Building is located in the city center which is in the focal point of all conference facilities and hotels in Istanbul. The location of the building is called as “Congress Valley” where several national and international meetings took place.

The bulding Taskisla, at ITU Taskisla Campus, was constructed all in structural masonry between 1848 and 1853 as a military medical academy for the Ottoman Army. However during construction, the building’s function was changed to military barracks in 1849. This modification was part of a construction plan that included several arsenals and military barracks that were to ensure the safety of the imperial domain around the Dolmabahce Palace. The building sustained some damage in the earthquake of 10 July 1894, and was restored by the architect Raimondo D’Aronco. In 1909, rebellious troops were based in the building, thus it became the scene of long fighting. Some results are visible in the façade, as a few of the gun shells are still embedded in the stone columns of the entrance. In 1944 the building was handed over to ITU and was restored. Teaching started in the building in 1950, with the civil engineering and architecture faculties. In 1983 it was classified as a first degree historical monument. In 1996 the World Habitat Congress was organized partly in the Faculty. The plan scheme of Taskisla is classical: four equal sides marked with four corner edifices and a vast courtyard. The west façade is crowned with a monumental entrance.

Wireless net connection is available in the entire building. All the rooms designed for classes and meetings are equipped for digital presentations.

The ‘EDUROAM’ SSID is available at ITU Taskisla Campus as well as other campuses of ITU to connect wireless net, in addition to ‘ITU/Net Guest’ SSID. EDUROAM is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. ITU EDUROAM has; 400 wireless access points, 4000 daily maximum users, and 16000 average daily accesses. Seetings to follow for ITU EDUROAM for various operating systems s at ‘http://eduroam.org.tr/howto-setup-cli.php#msxp200803051445’.

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