Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (ABB) Cultural and Natural Heritage Department is launching the 'Facade Improvement and Urban Design Project' on Atatürk Boulevard. Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage; It took action to modernize the facades of the buildings located between the Sıhhiye and Çankaya Mansion and to adopt a uniform signage in the buildings.
The first phase of the project, in which Güvenpark, Zafer Park and Zafer Square will also be renovated in accordance with their historical texture; While it covers 63 buildings, excluding the public buildings located between the Sıhhiye and the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), the region will have a new look with the urban design to be applied.
Overpasses will be removed
Within the scope of the works to be carried out on Atatürk Boulevard, one of the most important main arteries of Ankara; From the Sıhhiye Hittite Sun Monument to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, many elements from pedestrian sidewalks to urban furniture, lighting elements to sales units will be redesigned on an area of 10 hectares.
The most important axes used by pedestrians on the boulevard will be determined and the level pedestrian crossing will be started at these points. Overpasses will also be removed with the works to be done in order to make the boulevard a priority for pedestrians.
Bekir Ödemiş, Head of the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage, stated that the works to be carried out in the natural and cultural sites, especially in Güvenpark, were approved by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Board, and gave the following information about the project:
“Atatürk Boulevard is actually an open-air museum of our Republic, rather than being an ordinary commercial axis or a route. When you look at Atatürk Boulevard, it is possible to see all the traces of the founding philosophy of the Republic there. Therefore, we have addressed this issue as a priority. The project we prepared in the first stage covers an area of approximately 10 hectares between the Hittite Monument in Sıhhiye and the TBMM.”
Ödemiş stated that they have completed the facade improvement and urban design project works of 63 buildings and said, “We will start the implementation next year. With this project, we aim to transform Kızılay, which exists in the social memory of both Turkey and Ankara, back to its old days. We are planning a transformation from a vehicle-first Kızılay to a pedestrian-first Kızılay. As in European city squares, Kızılay sidewalks will turn into living cafes. The good results we will get here will also encourage the second and third stages.” used his statements.
Günceleme: 26/12/2022 16:06