Density as a transformative power of urbanization: milletvekili lojmanlari / park oran konutlari

Kale, Evrim Özlem
The economic and political restructuring of the 1980s whose main aim was to integrate Turkey to the global economic network via constructing “global cities” initiated not only new architectural programs such as grand shopping malls, office towers, world trade centers, five-star hotels but also new housing patterns all of which played an important role in shaping the urban character. As a result of these new architectural programs Ankara’s urban landscape has been reterritorialized according to the logic of capital. The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of the emerging residential programs on Ankara’s urban transformation since 2000. Specifically, this research critically concentrates on the process of transformation of a low rise-low density residential area into a high rise-high density residence through construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of the same site initiating a “re-scaled” urban landscape. With this respect, this study endeavours to deal with the case of destructing the TBMM Milletvekili Lojmanları for constructing Park Oran Konutları.