Ankara Dikmen Valley City Park

Ankara / Turkey / 2018

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Dikmen Valley is located between Dikmen and Ayranci Quarters, close to the city center of
the Capital City Ankara. Natural geographic features of the valley have a great potential in
carrying the natural landscape towards the urban land as a part of the green system of the
city. Dikmen valley is one of the longest green corridors of the city that is planned to be left
as green belt between residential areas as a part of the development plan of Ankara Greater
City Municipality. Its close location to the city center and residential quarters enhances the
significance of the area for the city as recreational open space. The project aims to propose a
landscape design and recreational facilities to make this area a center of attraction not only
for the neighborhood but also for the city, as one of the greatest public park of the city. The
main concern of the design is to protect the natural environment and increase the accessibility
of the park area from the neighborhood settlements. In that sense the project shows an
exceptional responsiveness to the city and nature. Hence the park will be integrated to the
social life of the city with the cultural, recreational, sports and training facilities designed in
the project.



The natural landscape, topography and flora of the valley are the main concerns of this design.
2.3 kilometers long valley designed with active and passive green areas, has approximately
one million square meter area. Small neighborhood parks are designed on the areas where
the valley gradually terraced and touched the city. And at the bottom of the valley, recreation
areas, social, cultural and sport areas and other public spaces are designed. Besides café and
restaurants, a public library, workshop areas, educational places for the children and sports
fields are designed. All the recreational areas and facilities are accessible for the handicapped.
Also a center for handicapped people is designed. These spaces are projected in accordance
with the natural landscape of the valley. Most of the buildings are proposed with earth covered
roofs bounded by concrete walls which give the indication of the building sunk into the
ground. Materials such as wood claddings and concrete are chosen in the architecture of the
buildings for the aesthetic harmony with the nature. So, with the design of the project natural
environment will be protected and the proposed urban green will be integrated to the daily
life of the citizens. This will also help to improve the public health as an extension of nature
and ensure the continuity of the biodiversity of natural environment. Dikmen Valley will be a
complementary landscape project that connects a significant green space corridor to Yıldız
District.

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    Dikmen Valley is located between Dikmen and Ayranci Quarters, close to the city center ofthe Capital City Ankara. Natural geographic features of the valley have a great potential incarrying the natural landscape towards the urban land as a part of the green system of thecity. Dikmen valley is one of the longest green corridors of the city that is planned to be leftas green belt between residential areas as a part of the development plan of Ankara GreaterCity Municipality. Its close location to...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2017
    • Client Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
    • Status Current works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Public Squares / Urban Furniture / Town Halls / Landscape/territorial planning / Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Theatres / Concert Halls / Libraries / Sports Centres / Fitness Centres / Sports Facilities / Bars/Cafés / Urban Renewal / Monuments / Mosques
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