New Design Proposals for Shopping Centre Structures as a Result of COVID-19


  • Ruşen Ergün

    Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Dicle University, Mimarlık Caddesi 1, Sur, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey

  • İzzettin Kutlu

    Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Mardin Artuklu University, Hükümet Caddesi 24, Artuklu, 47100 Mardin, Turkey


The COVID-19 pandemic, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, continues to be a serious threat to life. There is considerable anxiety due to the rapid spread of the disease and the continuous increase in patients and deaths.
It is known that architecture changed significantly in various periods due to similar concerns. The study examines the effect of the COVID-19 process on architecture and provides design suggestions related to shopping centre designs, especially in the Mediterranean climate. The study will examine shopping centres, where users access spaces with many different functions simultaneously, investigating the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on architecture and propose new solutions by including users in the study.
The survey method was used and analysed in the SPSS program. As a result, it is believed that this study will produce architectural solutions to the problems caused by COVID-19 and constitute a source for new research.


COVID-19, design proposals, shopping centres, user-oriented survey, architectural design

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How to Cite

Ergün, R., Kutlu, İzzettin (2022) “New Design Proposals for Shopping Centre Structures as a Result of COVID-19”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 53(1), pp. 57–66.