Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment and Urbanization“We built one million houses with hundreds of thousands of architects, engineers and worker brothers at our 4,400 construction sites. Just as we produced 1 million new homes in social housing, we transformed 1.5 million houses with urban transformation.” said.
Institution, Sincan Saraycik TOKI Residencesin TOKİ 1 Millionth House Turnkey CeremonyIn his speech in AnkaraStating that it was a historic day in Istanbul, he stated that they experienced the joy and happiness of handing over the key of the 1 millionth house built with the housing campaign initiated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2003.
Stating that as the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, they are working hard to realize the urban planning vision put forward by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with more than 300 visits to 81 provinces, the Institution continued as follows:
“Our starting point on the way to serve the nation has always been 1994, when the golden period of Turkey’s urban planning began, and it was the spirit of 94. With the social housing move that started with Kağıthane Başak Houses in 1997, Istanbul met with social municipality. Then, our 81 provinces and 84 million citizens have literally been living for decades. He met the social state and the benevolent state, which he longed for. He met real populism, real nationalism, real revolutionism.”
Referring to the work carried out by the Ministry, the Institution said, “We have produced 1 million houses with hundreds of thousands of architects, engineers and worker brothers at our 4,400 construction sites. Just as we have produced 1 million new homes in social housing, we have transformed 1.5 million houses with urban transformation. We are building 300 thousand houses with an investment of billions. Despite the epidemic conditions, I would like to thank our TOKİ President, our architects, engineers and worker brothers who worked day and night to bring our nation to a warm home.” used his statements.
Speaking at the ceremony, TOKİ President Ömer Bulut stated that they are excited and happy to bring together approximately 5 million citizens under the roof of TOKİ with 1 million houses built as the Housing Development Administration.
Stating that with the change in TOKİ’s institutional architecture in 2003 and the vision put forth by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, safe and high quality residences with social facilities have been produced in 19 years, Bulut continued:
“Today, I am honored and happy to say that TOKİ production is the safest and most robust housing in our country. Thanks to TOKİ, which has become a ‘friendly hand’ institution, our low-income citizens have attained the safe and comfortable housing they have been longing for. The buildings we built in all cities, towns and villages of our country are the product of a social housing production model that is unique in the world. 98 percent of the houses we recently built are social housing, all of which are applications that are implemented with a horizontal architectural understanding and add value to our cities. “
Stating that as TOKİ, they continue their production based on 3 basic understandings, Bulut said, “These are the horizontal architectural approach, which expresses low-rise project plans and inspired by the local texture of our cities, the neighborhood-themed designs that lay the groundwork for the development of traditional neighborhood culture, and the quality principle. It integrates with the ancient architecture and life culture of our cities with its square, school, mosque, park, green areas, strong infrastructure, social facilities and social areas within the settlements.” used his statements.
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