Eskişehir home to a new space house in Turkey

Eskişehir home to a new space house in Turkey

ESKİŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
Eskişehir home to a new space house in Turkey

Eskişehir Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen and Güler Sabancı pose at the ceremony. AA photo

Turkey’s largest Space House, whose construction began two years ago, opened yesterday in the central Anatolian province of Eskişehir’s Sazova Science, Culture and Arts Park.

The establishment’s technological equipment has been provided by the Sabancı Foundation. Güler Sabancı, the head of Sabancı Holding’s Executive Committee, said the Sabancı Foundation had built many structures throughout the country, but that the construction of a space house was a first.

“Eskişehir is becoming more beautiful every day. For this we have Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen to thank, as well as businessmen and lovers of the city. Eskişehir is becoming a model city in Turkey with its parks and even beaches, which also made me surprised to see. We are hopeful for the future,” Sabancı said.

Eskişehir Governor Kadir Koçdemir said the space house would increase children’s curiosity about the world, adding: “This facility will bring Eskişehir closer to space.”

Büyükerşen said the municipality had tried to present a different understanding of urbanism since 1999. “We have to think about future needs of Turkey rather than current needs of Eskişehir’s citizens. This facility is a result of this understanding. The support of Sabancı Foundation is not just financial but they also share our dreams and excitement,” he said.

Following speeches, Büyükerşen presented a plaque to the contributors and a presentation called “Travel in the Universe” was shown.