BİLSEL / SİNAN / TEPEKAYA / TOPÇUOĞLU
ECO-CITY ANKARA II: DESIGNING NODES FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL REGENERATION
In the first term’s project, “ECO-CITY ANKARA: Scenarios for Ecological Regeneration around the Waterscape” the question of environmental regeneration of the streams and creeks of Ankara was studied. With the same perspective of developing an ecological regeneration strategy for the future city of Ankara, this semester our studio group will focus on the socio-cultural dimension of ecological urban regeneration.
The current understanding of sustainability includes a wide range of cultural, ecological, social, and economic factors that are closely interconnected. Enhancing the life quality of the citizens by enriching their daily life, ensuring social equity and inclusion, guiding the citizens in their preferences for sustainable lifestyles, providing social and cultural facilities to sustain the residents’ life in the neighborhoods can be stated as goals of social sustainability.
The overall aim of the project is to design a socio-cultural node that would contribute to the revitalization and regeneration of the selected area/district in the city of Ankara. Depending on your scenario, the node could be a social and/or a cultural center, a youth center, a children’s center, a library, a museum, a center for arts including performing arts, an incubator center with co-working spaces, a center for raising environmental awareness etc.