DE / RANGED AND TAMED TERRITORIES: ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTIONS ON ANKAPARK
STRATA OF TIME: REVEALING THE INTANGIBLES OF ANKARA
Strata of Time: Revealing the Intangibles of Ankara
This project investigates alternative ways to reinvigorate a forgotten industrial heritage landscape in the heart of urban Ankara by searching beyond the surface of Ankapark’s current contradictions. The gradual decay of this abandoned theme park and infrastructural interventions that reshaped the city’s hydrographic identity over time have devastating ecological consequences on the territory. Hence, the reclamation strategy is a critique of mismanagement, waste, and ecological concerns. The proposal essentially aims to extract information from the ground: the program strips transform the landscape and these accumulated layers of the city leak into the vertical dimensionality through a continuous system. The proposed typology is envisaging conditions of a scenario that creates its own circular economy of energy generation and agricultural production whilst locating itself in the liminal territory between industry and community.