Curing Antakya: merging the old and the new

Tokol, S. A., G. Çulcuoğlu & B. D. Güzer, 2005, Curing Antakya: merging the old and the new, in: ECLAS (D. Oguz), ‘Landscape change’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture Ankara University, Ankara

  • Author : Tokol, S. A., G. Çulcuoğlu & B. D. Güzer
  • Year : 2005
  • Published in Book : Landscape change
  • Pages : 323-326
  • Abstract in English : In the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Bilkent University we have formulated senior design studios as two interrelated semesters in which a historical urban context is studied since 2000 fall. The basic educational idea is to obtain urban regeneration projects beginning from the initial design concept and completing with applications at the end of the year. So far, we have studied Izmir, Mardin and Antakya. Our one-year design project for the academic year of 2004-2005 has been Antakya, the southern most city of Turkey. Antakya represents a multi-cultural center of the southern part of Anatolia. We have designed fall and spring semesters as consecutive sets of group projects those focusing on urban heritage of the city and form-content interaction in fall, and concentrating on selected themes in spring, i.e., memory, sustainability, tourism, art and education, as an urban regeneration method in design education. We intend to present the variety of design themes and solutions to major problems of Antakya that we have dealt within the studio. This poster presentation is an exemplary illustration of an in progress research on an interdisciplinary approach for design education that we have tried for the last four years in our department.