What If ? Phase 1| Antalya, Talya Hotel

My analysis of Antalya started with the analysis of the walls of the old city. The walls were built for the defense of the city yet they do not have any function in the 21st-century city of Antalya. Expectedly the walls were erected parallel to the shoreline to protect the city, however, they limit the physical interaction of the of people to the sea today. Even the miradors builts only a few decades before copy this character of the walls and they limit physical interaction for the aim of giving the views of the sea. For me, this was kind of problematic.

For this reason, I aimed to re-interpret the walls as connecting elements. Not parallel to the shore but in different angles. Pus What I discovered in the old city of Antalya is the potential of the walls to create a void. The whole city was a void. So for my intervention to Talya Hotel, I wanted to use this potential of walls to encourage the emergence of new voids to increase sea and land relationship.

Plus, the walls are, in the simplest level, vertical surfaces and as I mentioned above The walls have no function in the city today. However, in my design, I proposed to use them as activity creating elements so that the enhancement on the creation of voids could have meaning and quality.


Yet, to be honest the critics I received were saying that my reference to the old city walls was a weak reference for the whole site. What I visualized in the very right image was just a one minute sketch for the aim of giving a sense. Although it does not show my real intervention to Talya Hotel, it was criticized by bot having a relationship with the old walls of the city. Plus, the very sudden abstraction from the city walls to vertical surfaces was found weak. Seems like I need to think more on the issue of the wall and make more analysis of the surrounding area to find out sources from this intersection of data.


Case Studies | Program, Contex and Climate

This year we welcomed the studio with a set of case studies that are assigned to analyze under the subjects of program, context, and climate.

The site of this term’s project is Antalya. It is on the southern coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean region. The program of the project is related to hydrology and oceanography. Before being informed about the program in detail, we studied the requirements of the program and the climate and how the other designs respond to context through case studies.

Here are our analysis on

Program : An institute, research center or museum of Oceanography, Hydrology, or the Mediterranean; or any kind of institute or research center that may be relevant

Context : A building/an architectural project on a cliffed shore, coastal line or a similar kind of geological or topographic formation

Climate : A building/an architectural project which is located in a hot-humid climate


Change Climate Change | Pre – Jury

Even though it is the second jury of the semester this represents the fırst jury of the project in Ankara Stream. Since the site is 200.000 square meters the focus of the studio and the details of the project remains on an urban scale.

My aim for the stream area, right behind Ankamall, is to connect green and water through water farming to enhance leisure activities in this district. You can find the detailed analysis and proposal on the poster below.


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Hello there! After all the research on climate change and sustainability both in architectural and social sense, we have now came to find out the site. We have searched through several areas that are ecologically problematic, in Ankara.  Those are including the Ankara Stream, Nallihan and Ulus area.

Since Nallıhan is far from the city and its scale is too large for this project it is eliminated. The instructors have choosen 3 areas out of the suggestions came from the class and of them is the Ankara Stream that we suggested.

After this time we initiated our study about the stream.The stream starts from Çubuk and continues all the way to Sincan district. However, for this term project, we analyzed only the Akköprü-Etimesgut line.

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The land use around this area is mainly based on the military zones, industry and the residential spaces dominant around the Atatürk Forest Farm (AOÇ).

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Plus, the transportation line here is a significant datum, especially for the factories. The railway is almost fully parallel to the stream throughout the line.

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*The visuals represented here belongs to a group of 15 people who studied “Ankara Stream” (Not the whole data). I was involved to a group of 4 people (me, Dilara Özlü, Doruk Atay, Behice Özer) who were responsible from the land use properties.