The main idea of the project is building an identical residential environment, integrated to the unique natural characteristics of the site and, assessment of the steep topography as one of the challenging issues in structuring the layout of the settlement. As the problem is not considered solely physical, creation of positive spaces for social interactions is also taken into consideration as an essential approach. In this context a ‘street’, as a basis of social communication, is located at the ridge constituting the spine of the settlement. Around the street which has also an underground parking facility, density is higher compared to outskirts where semi detached housing units are proposed.
Multi storey buildings which are located along the street and transversal to topography form an identical image on the ridge and positive green spaces as well. The green spaces functions either as a buffer zone among buildings or as recreational use for residents. Within the site the segregation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic is preferred as an idea. Traffic circulation is designed as well adapted to the topography. Settlement has 4 types of residential units all designed to sustain the street concept. Topography has a very sloppy nature. Units are composed regarding to scenery and out door activities in a smooth relation with the environment.
Pedestrian oriented design enables inhabitant access to recreational areas with out the interruption of vehicles. A social facility unit is attached to the spine of the street formations. Anka Hill project is an attempt to re-interpret street phenomena and to render a social life and neighbourhood around it.Location: Ankara, Turkey Architect: ACE Architecture, Consulting & Engineering Co. Ltd
Project name: Anka Hill WAF Entry: 2011