Mezzanine Ban in Istanbul

After the earthquakes in which tens of thousands of people lost their lives, many elements of the structures began to be discussed. One of them is on the mezzanine floors. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has prepared a regulation banning the mezzanine floor. There are different interesting issues in the regulation that will be discussed in the city council this week.

After the devastating earthquakes in which thousands of people lost their lives in Kahramanmaraş, mezanine floors started to be talked about.

In licensed projects, there is no obstacle to the construction of these floors, but it is stated that the mezanine floor reduces the durability of the building in a possible earthquake.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality administration has prepared a regulation that prohibits these floors in new buildings.


İBB Deputy Secretary General Buğra Gökçe stated that the construction of the mezzaninefloor, which they call the short column effect of the soft ground and which is one of the factors that creates vulnerability in the earthquake, is not allowed.


“From now on, when our regulation comes into effect in Istanbul, mezzanineFloors will not be built.” Gökçe stated that it stood out as one of the most sensitive elements in this earthquake.


The regulation to be discussed at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council this week includes making basements mandatory in buildings with more than two floors, inspecting buildings every 5 years and labeling risky buildings.

Gül Demirci

Hi, I'm Gul. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to Happy reading!

Related Articles

Back to top button

Ad Blocker Detected

We earn income from advertisements in order to provide you with a better service. Please turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page to access the content.