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Demiröz, Merve
Hacı Bayram Area is located on the top ofa small hill on the north-westenı part of the Ankara Citadel in Ulus Historic Center. Co-existance of the Temple of Augus­ tus and Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque as a symbol of spatial continuity throughout the history and surrounding traditional neighbourhoods give the area its unique charac­ teristics. The Hacı Bayram Square and surrounding environment, which is called as Hacı Bayram Area throughout the history, has always became one of the focal points of huge interventions in Ulus Historic Center in the context of urban conservation and urban renewal. As a traditional district, these historic neighborhoods had been firstly undergone transformation with the city development plans since Ankara became a capital city after the establishment of Republic by initial urban planning experiences of Lörcher and Jansen Plan in 1924 and 1932; and Yücel-Uybadin Plan in 1957. After devel­ oping the concept of 'Conservation Master Plan', Hacı Bayram Area had been trans­ formed under the authority of Ulus Historic Center Conservation and lmprovement Master Plan (Bademli Plan) between 1990 and 2005. And, after 2005, the area was designated as urban renewal area and effected by the 'conservation master plan for the renewal area' (Hassa Plan) between 2007 and 2008. After 2008, the area has been in rapid change according to the Conservation Principles and Terms of Use During the Transition Period, without controlling by any plan. The aim of this thesis is to understand the original spatial character and follow the causes and effects of spatial transformation of Hacı Bayram Area through different types of the resources which include maps, cadastral plans, urban plans, aerial photos and spatial analysis at the certain points of changes. 


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M. Demiröz, “Causes and effects of urban transformation processes on the cultural heritage in Hacı Bayram area, Ulus /,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2015.