Urban Dreams 9 - Atatürk forest farm areas reclamation project
Конкурс Urban Dreams проводится с целью реновации и благоустройства территорий Анкары. На этот раз участникам предстоит дать «второе рождение» Лесной ферме Ататюрка. Парк был разбит еще в 1925 году и сегодня требует существенных преобразований. Участникам необходимо предложить решения, которые позволят сохранить уникальную природную составляющую этого места и в то же время сделать парк комфортным для отдыха горожан. Проекты студентов и профессионалов оцениваются отдельно.
UCTEA Chamber of Architects Ankara Branch organizes architectural idea competitions under the name of “Urban Dreams”, for the re-functioning of the buildings and areas with historical, social and architectural value in the Ankara city, forthe benefit of the public. Until today the idea project contests were held for the Ulucanlar Central Closed Prison, Hasanoğlan Village Institute, Zonguldak Coal Washing Facilities, Kızılay Square and Surroundings, EGO Depots, the Social Housings and Prison in Mamak District and Saraçoğlu Settlement and by establishing an urban scaled agenda, opportunities for re-functioning for some of these structures under public usage were created.
The scope of the ninth Urban Dreams Project Idea Contest is determined as re-functioning, conservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the Atatürk Forest Farm campus in compliance with its founding principles. Atatürk Forest Farm campus is a green axis in the Ankara city, founded in 1925, as the emancipation and modernity project of the Republic with its production facilities, social facilities, agricultural and recreational areas.
Atatürk Forest Farm (Atatürk Orman Çiftliği-AOÇ) was founded in 1925 under the leadership of the Founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The Farm, which today has 33,550,000 acres of surface area, was planned as a large green area at the periphery of the capital city and has created inspiring example projects for the human-agriculture relationship. It contains social recreational areas and was taken under conservation as a 1st Degree Natural and Historical Site. Atatürk Forest Farm which had 52,000 acres surface area in the year of 1937 is now equal to the size of 14 Hyde Parks, 10 Central Parks and 920 Gezi Parks. Atatürk Forest Farm is exposed to a severe process of destruction and ecocide in the last years. A total of 52 separate legal cases were launched by the professional chambers against the process of lowering the conservation degree of the area, opening it to construction and cutting thousands of trees, however the prime ministry service building and a large scaled Disneyland is constructed in contradiction with the legal court decisions. Despite the law decisions for cancellation and suspension of the plans and construction permissions, the unauthorized constructions and roads are being illegally built by the state organization. Since its foundation, forty percent (40 %) of the surface area of the AOÇ area had been destroyed in misuse such as renting, transfer, etc.