hürriyet square: the story of novelty and transformation of an urban space

In the early Turkish Republican period, Hürriyet Square was the prestigious urban space of the new capital Ankara, reflecting the Republic's ideology and national ideals. Providing a new spatial and social experience, the square was identified with the newness of the Republic's capital city and its modern urban life. However, the identity of the square has been transformed since then, parallel to the transformation of the spatial and social structure of Ankara. Within this context, this essay tells the documentary story of the square's transformation process from the social and historical points of view, derived from historical documents, writings on the time and space structure of the square, photographs of the period and accounts of personal memories from daily life.

Çağlar N., Uludağ Z., Aksu A.,
    “Hürriyet Square: The Story of Novelty and Transformation of an Urban Space”
    "Hürriyet Meydanı: Bir Kentsel Mekanın Yenilik, Tüketim ve Dönüşüm Öyküsü"
    Jurnal of the Faculty of Engineering Architecture Faculty of Gazi University Volume 21/1, Pages 177-182, March 2006
    Gazi Üniversitesi Mühendislik Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi Cilt 21/1, Sayfa 177-182, Mart 2006          


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