Urban image and morphology of Kızılay (Ankara)

Gölgelioğlu, Can
This dissertation presents an alternative method for designing distinctive urban places, where the physical forms are in harmony with social and historical values, within the concerns of urban design. Kızılay, the central business district of Turkey’s capital, is selected as the case study because of the significant structure in relation to its changing morphology and urban image over the years. Using the gestalt principles, the components of urban morphology and urban image elements are evaluated in an integrated method. Results show prospering agreement with the theoretical predictions and significant improvement over previous efforts by M.R.G Conzen and Kevin Lynch through the principles of Gestalt Theory. The work presented here has profound implications for future studies of urban design and may one day help to solve the problems of the conservation and new design proposals of distinctive urban places.


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Citation Formats
C. Gölgelioğlu, “Urban image and morphology of Kızılay (Ankara),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.