THE CITY TEXTURE OF ANKARA
Ankara... It is a city with a very rich historical past, which has been the scene of events of great importance in the history of the Republic of Turkey. Today, as T-Cod Architecture, we will talk about the architectural structures that are one of the most important elements of the urban identity of this city, which has hosted many civilizations and carries the traces of these civilizations.
Ankara has a city texture and urban architectural identity formed over hundreds of years. Monumental structures that give its identity to this city, which has many architectural accumulations until today, have been built since ancient times, with artifacts from prehistoric times, architectural traces of the Romans and Galatians, and architectural structures that have become symbols of the recent Republican history. These structures are large-scale, generally with social-cultural and religious characteristics. But Ankara's most important urban and architectural identity was built in the Republican Period. Ankara, which became the capital of the new state with the establishment of the Republic, has become an iconic city with spaces designed in accordance with a contemporary and modern social identity. Especially the public buildings on Atatürk Boulevard and the Parliament and Ministries Buildings are some of the architectural structures that make up the city texture of Ankara. A genre based on monumental classical formalism, mostly imported from the Central European-Viennese school, dominated Turkish architecture at that time. These public buildings, designed by the Austrian Architect Clemens Holzmeister, were designed and implemented with the understanding of modern architecture as well as monumental classicism. T.R. Presidential Villa (Pink Villa), III. Parliament Building, Güvenpark-Guven Monument, T.R. Central Bank Building, Ministry of National Defense Building, General Staff Building, Supreme Court Building, Austrian Embassy Building and many more. They are some architectural structures that have a great role in the formation of Ankara's urban identity and have become the symbol of Ankara. You can come across many public buildings, opera houses and museums on the road stretching from Ulus to Atatürk Boulevard in the city where you want to develop towards Çankaya. These buildings, most of which are monumental, are of great importance in the formation of the architectural texture of the city.
Since it is the administrative center of the state, this city, where more public buildings are in sight, manages to impress those who see it with its architectural background and structures.