Themed Designs in Urban Transformation Areas: The Case of Altinkoy Open Air Museum

Nuriye Ebru Yildiz


The need for housing resulting from increasing population causes urban development areas; it causes a decrease or extinction of the open and green areas within the city boundaries. Therefore, in the context of urban transformation studies carried out with the aim of repair, improvement and renewal of the old or worn-out parts of cities, instead of increasing the amount of green areas of the cities, it is seen that the ecological balances and cultural heritage values of the cities which undermine urban ecology and biodiversity are ignored day by day it is possible to say that increased. In the areas of urban transformation that are constantly changing, it is possible to apply designs with different themes in order to realize nature and climate sensitive landscape planning and design studies and to reach more people. In this research, the concept of theme was defined in landscape design and classification was made for themed designs in urban transformation areas. Ankara-Altikoy Open Air Museum, which is the main material of the study and located in Altindag District of Ankara City, can be shown as an example of a themed landscape design in the area of urban transformation. In order to determine the effect of urban transformation areas on green areas in the research area and its vicinity, NDVI analysis was performed with ArcGIS 10.2 software and the change in land cover was expressed by spatial maps. In addition to the NDVI analysis, the design criteria of the research area were examined within the scope of themed landscape designs; In order to determine the contribution of Altinkoy to Ankara City identity and the tourism potential, the internal factors / strengths and weaknesses and external factors/opportunities and threats of the area were determined by using SWOT Analysis method.

Keywords: Urban transformation, themed design, Altinkoy Open Air Museum

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-4-01

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