Urban Morphology and Design Explorations in Batıkent
In 2011 METU UD Studio initiated the design study on Batıkent district, one of the earliest planned peripheral developments in Ankara. Since Batıkent has a very rich and diverse internal morphology, the studio first concentrated on the theoretical framework of urban morphology along with its special set of concepts and methodology. This work eventually provided a solid basis for the thesis researches of the participant students in the studio. After the theoretical research on urban morphology, the urban design project constructed in a multidisciplinary framework of architecture and planning. The examined concepts in research enabled the students to generate diverse design morphologies while creating new conceptualizations by design. the generation of urban form based on the idea of ‘error’ in spatial formation.
Studio instructors: Baykan Günay, Cansu Canaran, Deniz Altay Kaya
Students: Aygün Albayrak, Beste Dilara Aksoy, Burak Başçı, Merve Başak, Seçkin Çopur, Zeynep Eliş, Ebru Eren, Samira H. Ghoshouni, Gözde Güzelipek, Sinem Kaya, Erkan Kerti, Kayhan Köken, Itır Özinanır, Sina Rangraz, Melike Yıldız