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landscape architect


İstanbul Technical University - İstanbul

Faculty of Architecture - Department of Landscape Architecture 2014 - 2019

Adile Mermerci Anadolu Lisesi - İstanbul 2010 - 2014

Experiences Ağaç A.Ş. İstanbul - Nursery Internship 2017

Karaoğlu Peyzaj Mimarlık Mühendislik Tic. A.Ş. Construction Site Internship - Vadistanbul Project 2018

Işık Peyzaj Mimarlık İnşaat Turizm Gıda San. ve Tic. LTD.ŞTİ. - Office Internship - Zekeriyaköy Köy Project

AYŞENUR EKŞİ Hello! It is Ayşenur Ekşi. I am eager to practice what I have learned during my education and discover new ways to improve myself. I’m trying to find different techniques and perspectives in the discipline of landscape architecture that art and technique come together. I produced many different projects from small to large scale, from architecture to landscape architecture in my education process. In addition, I tried to develop myself in 3D project production, visualization, structural details and planting design. I always aim to do better throughout my life.

2018 2016 2017 2017 2017 2019

I. National PEMKON Conference - Türk Bahçeleri Tasarımdan Uygulamaya Geçişte Deneyimler ‘Talas’ı Yeniden Deneyimlemek ve Haritalamak’ Workhop Türkiye Peyzajları II. National Conference Peyzaj Politikaları Radicepura Garden Festival Competition

Computer Skills Autocad 2D SketchUp Rhino Lumion Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Premiere Adobe Illustrator ArcGIS Microsoft Office

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Language Turkish - Mother Tongue English - Upper Intermediate (B2) German - Starter (A1)

Selected Works 2015 - 2019 Graduation Project Gökçeada - On The Track of Cultural Continuity 2019

Landscape Design Studio IV İzmir Sumerbank Basma Factory & Meles Delta - Post Production of Post Industrial Landscape 2018 - 2019

Landscape Design Studio III İstanbul / Beşiktaş - Earthquake Sensitive Landscape Design 2017 - 2018

Landscape Design Studio II

İstanbul / Historical Peninsula - Landscape as A Storyteller 2016 - 2017

Landscape Design Studio I

İstanbul / Zeytinburnu - The Urban Landscape İstanbul / Eyüp - The Transect İstanbul / Şile - The Terrain 2015 - 2016

TES III - Basic Education Studio İstanbul - The Harmony House 2015 - 2016

TES II - Basic Education Studio İstanbul - The Extended Family House 2015 - 2016 Texture Workshop - 2017

Landscape Construction - Irrigation Project - 2018 Planting Design - Ruin City - 2017 Rural Landscape Planning - PER Project - 2018 Visual Communication - 2015 Radicepura Garden Festival Competition - 2019 AGÜ & İTÜ Workhop - ‘Talas’ı Yeniden Deneyimlemek ve Haritalamak’ - 2017 Urban Landscape Planning and Design - İTÜ & Haydarpaşa High School - 2019




2018 - 2019 Spring Term

The objectives of the graduation project include a general planning approach for Gökçeada, the first and only island declared as slow city, and to create a landscape design project for Dereköy, a village of Gökçeada. Within the scope of the project, planting and structural landscape details were developed. CORE JURY MEMBERS

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. Ayçim TÜRER BASKAYA Assist.Prof. Muhammed Ali ÖRNEK Instructor. PhD.Melih BOZKURT Res. Assist. Elif SERDAR Res. Assist.Merve AYDINLI

Arzu NUHOGLU Lecturer. Dr. Gökçer OKUMUS




...There is a vast cave at the bottom of the deep sea Midway between Tenedos and rocky Imbros...

Located on the western side of Turkey, Gökçeada is neighboring Greece in the Aegean Sea. The island, which offers a multi-layered structure with its geographic features, history, architecture and nature, is integrated with the people it hosts. There is a quiet life on the island where few people live. In addition to the central neighborhoods, ten Greek villages, which were declared as archaeological sites, were built on the island.

Transportation to the island is provided by ferry service and there is a main transportation route within the island. It is observed that young people settled in recent years in the island where the elderly people live.

The island, which has undergone several interventions in terms of population and experienced many breakpoints, has entered the path of returning to its former identity. Due to the change in social life from past to present, it is possible to find many different experiences on the island. These marks form the identity of Gökçeada and are the values that must be protected in the first degree. 6

While the layered structure of the island is felt socially in the central neighborhoods, life in the villages is entirely based on these layers. There are also differences between the types of people on the island where summer and winter life change.





III. Degree Archeological Site

In accordance with conservation decisions, new regulations can be allowed archaeological sites.

The lack of an livelihood in the village is the biggest cause of desolation and abandonment. Although it appears to be the most populous village in the official sources, the number of people living on the island is very low compared to others.

There is a multi-layered experience in Dereköy as in the whole of Gökçeada. Social, architectural, ecological, cultural and historical layers are supported by the values ​​ of agriculture, society, flora and fauna. There is a strong intangible bond between these layers. The strength of this bond influenced the characteristics of the village and made the village different from the others on the island. Unfortunately, the dynamics of the village before its abandonment cannot be observed today. The revitalization of Dereköy will fully affect Gökçeada in general. This development process should be at the lightest level. The preservation of the heritage of the village is important. The Slow Food concept, which addresses to a worldwide audience, adopts the calmness and harmony of nature with people, cities, habitats and lifestyles. In this direction, it is planned to organize activities on certain days in Gökçeada, which will be a foot for slow food organizations. These activities were distributed to the villages of the island, including Dereköy.




Most of the buildings in Dereköy are ruined and unusable. The first thing to be done to make the village come alive and be a place to live is to renew and strengthen the houses. This renovation will be done with the help of structures without damaging the architecture of the houses. In addition, infrastructure systems will be developed.


Biomass Heating System

Energy Center

Micro-wind turbines Derekรถy is capable of producing energy from the wind due to the fact that the island is located in a very windy area. By using the possibilities of topography, wind energy will be produced in certain regions. Households

European Federation of Regions and Agencies for Energy Storage & The Environment Wooden pallets Renewable Energy Management Agency - Turkey Biomass boiler Billets Ministry of Agriculture and Forest / Agricultural Development Cooperative Sawdust Ministry of Environment and Urbanization / Housing - Building Cooperative Ministry of Customs and Trade / Tourism development cooperative & Cooperation Heating Cooperative With the cooperatives to be established for the island, Smart Grid Inverter arrangements and innovations will be made more orgaHot water nized and controlled. In addition, the co-operatives that will provide financial support will provide job opportuBuffer tank nities for the present island population, and there will be hope for the old Greek villagers to resettle on the Electric mains island. Solar Park A micro-scale solar park will be installed in the sun-exposed area of the village. Thus, the peasant may contribute to energy production.

Upper Scale Landscape Design Project 11




Derekรถy Village Landscape Design Project 13



Plantation Legend

In the fertile soils that remain in the northwest of the village, legumes will be produced that increase the yield of the soil. Beans, chickpeas and broad beans are some of the products to be harvested. These products will be collected primarily to meet the needs of the peasants and then to gain income. In gastronomy festivals and chef training activities, the products obtained from these fields will be prepared and served. In this way, both the soil will be processed and a common denominator will be offered for people. Surplus vegetables and fruits will be sold to Gökçeada residents and those living nearby. In this way, the peasant’s income will be easier to provide.


Ruins corridor

Construciton Legend




Plantation Legend



Detailed Landscape Design Project 17



Construction Legend


Detailed Landscape Design Project 19





ÇOMU Gastronomi & Slow Food Fest

FF’ Section





Landscape arrangement has been made in order to create quality spaces around the church square and laundry which is connected with the old market square. The fountain, which is now idle, has been brought to the forefront and activity spaces have been created through interventions on topography. In this corridor passing through the ruined houses, the gloomy atmosphere dominating DerekÜy was tried to be lived. With the green joints created on the ground, people’s walking routes and perspectives were directed. The church square at the end of the corridor represents the new state of the village. This corridor is represented as a passage connecting the old and the new.

Ruins Corridor & Koimesis Tis Theotoks Church square




2018 - 2019 Fall Term

The aim of landscape design project IV is to produce a landscape project that covers the threats of climate change and is resistant to these threats, for the post-industrial area of Izmir Sümerbank area and Meles Delta which has seasonal different conditions.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsen AYTAÇ Res. Assist. Duygu GÖKÇE Res. Assist. Emine Çoban Sahin





Development of Main Lines



Alsancak and surrounding

Biotobe Carolage

Meles Deltası and Sümerbank

Sea Biotobe City Park Biotobe Sport Biotobe Commercial Biotobe Settlement Biotobe Idle Space Biotobe Industrial Biotobe


Existing - Proposal Accesses Meles Deltası and Sümerbank


İzmir is a city with many different characteristics. Although it has different features, the connections in the city remained weak. For example, pedestrian access to the delta area is quite broken. Similarly, the main road and canal that pass through the Sümerbank and Bomonti regions separate the two regions. These disconnections have been studied in the ‘Biotope Project’. Continuous flow of human circulation is proposed. The routes that will bring together the coast and the city were established.

Flood Scenarios

3°C Increase 1.5°C Increase

2.5°C Increase 1°C Increase

2°C Increase 0.5°C Increase

10 m Increase 2 m Increase

5 m Increase 1 m Increase

3 m Increase 0.5 m Increase

Channel Phasing

Buffer zone between industrial zone and settlements

Access Proposal

With this project, it will be preserved when revealing the industrial heritage of İzmir which loses its visibility. The city park, which will be created with different biotopes, will revive the delta area and industrial area by offering many different programs to the city.

Especially in order to reduce the vehicle traffic around the project area as much as possible and to make the region suitable for human use, to minimize the noise, image and air pollution, small pocket parks are designed in the periphery of the project area. Pedestrian and bicycle paths connected to the circulations within the area have been planned to be minimized. 27


Ä°ZMIR Green Area Characteristic

Buffer zone Rekreasion Coastal Idle space Existing Green

The primary, secondary and tertiary roads constructed on the step-stone neighborhood parks and main roads, which link the fields of industry, trade, sports, natural and cultural biotope, are considered in the upper scale program. Changes in the roads will change the road sections in the city and pedestrian bicycles will be given priority, water management and clean roads will be obtained. On some of the main axes determined, spaces suitable for the concept of that axis have been formed. For example, on a road from the port to the city center, programs that provide hints on port life, post-industrial experience and the experience of the city of Izmir have been integrated. Especially in order to reduce the vehicle traffic around the project area as much as possible and to make the region suitable for human use, to minimize the noise, image and air pollution, small pocket parks are designed in the periphery of the project area. Pedestrian and bicycle paths connected to the circulations within the area have been planned to be minimized.


Active Walls Passive Harbour Concert zones Wagon exhibitions Dynamic Delta Delta conditions vary seasonally. Dynamic landscape desig for the area to be resistant to this change. In areas w the water level rises, the transition with high levels wi In addition, a gradual planting is planned taking into con floods. Natural pools Natural hills Seasonal change design Recreational hubs Habitat creation Staged plantation Fingers to water Lounging Active life Post Sport Park Museum hubs Natural pools Mobil hubs - Sport/Playgrounds Ateliers Between Line Plant cornars Mobil Hubs - Atelier Gardens / Workrooms Beer Tasting Museum Library Herbarium Buffer Green Transportation node Sport hubs Sport Zone

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Upper Scale Landscape Design Project 29



Sümerbank & Delta Landscape Design Project


Sümerbank & Delta Landscape Design Project Flood Scenario

Circulation System

Green Area Zoning

Main circulation Secondary circulation Flood line path Bicycle path

Storage & Store

Meadow Intensive Wetland Formal

Exhibition Panel Multifunctional Spiral Line


Public Toilet

Biotobe Zoning

Education Active Cultural Natural Social

Green areas are designed for different purposes in the upper scale program. For example, the green area in the region between the industrial zone and the canal is a buffer zone. This buffer zone is intended to prevent the pollution of the industrial area from accessing the channel. There are regions in Ä°zmir that vary in terms of user status and program. These regions are areas that have conditions in itself. These areas, which are related to the biotope concept, have been replicated in the project area. Different biotope sites were formed in Delta and SĂźmerbank Campus. These biotope areas have different programs and conditions. For example, the planting and the program of the Natural Biotope fields are such that it ensures the least human intervention. On the other hand, it is planned that the areas of Social Biotope will be more populated. Among these biotope areas, the natural flow will be provided by wet meadows, wetlands and buffer zones while the human flow will be carried out with raised roads. 31



Sümerbank Landscape Design Project


Sümerbank Landscape Design Project Flood Scenario

Spiral Line Station

The delta is designed in a dynamic structure like the sea where it ends. With the activity areas located at different heights, the topographical experience was provided to the user and the roads were formed for the water to move on the delta. In the case of floods, environmental training studios in which the water level can be observed at a height of + 1 / 1.5 m are considered in the delta program. Normal Season

Jetties on Land Flood Season

Plant Box




Detailed Landscape Design Project


Detailed Landscape Design Project




Changing Conditions

Spiral Line Elevated Path

Water Play Deck Meadow Experience

Wetland Edge

Water Play

Dry Climate

Wetland Deck Rainy Climate

The delta is designed in a dynamic structure like the sea where it ends. With the activity areas located at different heights, the topographical experience was provided to the user and the roads were formed for the water to move on the delta. In the case of floods, environmental training studios in which the water level can be observed at a height of + 1 / 1.5 m are considered in the delta program.

Following Traces

It will be possible to see the traces of the old factory buildings on the floor of the hard landscape to be created for the high school students’ exhibition area building. Atelier Square


On these tracks, there will be tree rows, lighting elements and seating units

Bird Bars Post Industrial Building to Sport Park Existing Situation

Elevated Water Tank History

A building of the former SĂźmerbank settlement, which was abandoned and ruined near vocational high schools, was turned into a sports park. In this transformation without losing its industrial identity, the building has been strengthened and secured. In the building that is adjacent to the building and with only the walls left, the entertainment areas for the young population have also been created. 37




Rainwater terraces

Rainwater pool

DD’ Section

CC’ Section




2017 - 2018 Spring Term

Landscape design project 3 is a chain park project, which is formed by 4 different parks in Besiktas. In this project, it is aimed to create an earthquake resistant landscape program and design. Multi-use areas and emergency scenarios have been produced.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. Ayçim TÜRER BASKAYA Lecturer Dr. Meliz AKYOL ALAY Res. Assist. Arzu TÜRK Res. Assist. Nebahat KALKAN


A PARK FOR ENJOY / A PARK FOR SURVIVE Besiktas, one of the 39 districts of Istanbul, is a coastal district neighbor to Üsküdar, at the tip of the European side. Thıs place has a high human attraction due to its proximity to the commercial and entertainment centers of Istabul. Surrounded by Şişli, Beyoğlu, Kağıthane and Sarıyer, the region serves as the heart of maritime transportation.

The area ıs located on a very sloping topography. This will enable us to create capsule regions that can be used as refuges and stores in case of disaster. Mobility can also be brought to the field with different relations established at different levels.

Slope Analysis

Aspect Analysis

Hill&Shade Analysis

Besiktas, which is located in a region where sea and road traffic operate intensely, is determined as the primary escape point in the emergency scenarios of Istanbul. With the help of sea, air and land aid and evacuations to be provided, a planned disaster action plan will be implemented in the first and after the disaster.


In order to meet the general needs of each Park, some principle decisions have been taken. The walls that will emerge in sloping areas are used in the most efficient way. Underground stores and transformable spaces are designed here. Considering a strong system as an infrastructure, the parking system was prevented from collapsing at the time of disaster. Rainwater collected from the rooftops of the building will be stored and ready for use in case of Emergency. In view of the power failure situation, the underground generators will be buried. In addition, lighting elements will work with solar energy.



A PARK FOR ENJOY / A PARK FOR SURVIVE Main goals fo the project can be explained as: including ınactıve areas in everyday life, creating individuals that can save their own life, raising awareness of students and local people, linking existing green areas, creating hybrid spaces for disaster time.

Life Line System

Green Network Typologies

Close to Settlement

Pocket Park

Close to Health Servıces

One-Nıght Park

On a Runnıng axes

Storage Park


Patıent Collectıng Area

Square Meter

Awareness Park

Urban Memory Point

Temporary Emergent Park

Waste Water Rain garden Green walls Hygiene

Broad Street Bioswale

Sheltering & Safety Land arts Portable shelter


Refuge Plantation

Alle Trees


Generators Recycling


Transportation Network

Food & Health

Bicycle road Emergency routes Safe walking Sunken wall storages Health units 44

Pocket Parks

The concept of Park clusters chain is intended for upper-scale approaches to the Beşiktaş region. Green areas, green lines and pocket parks will create a green system that will connect existing parks and create a secure system. In this disaster-oriented project, a hierarchy for parks was considered. In this scenario, in the event of a disaster, people will seek refuge in the nearest pocket park and be evacuated to a higher-level park within the next few hours. In these parks, the needs of people, housing and security problems will be handled.

Upper Scale Landscape Design Proposal

Park clusters system including Azerbeycan Park, Ihlamur Pavilion, Dünya Barış Park and Ihlamur Park is designed with a self-sustaining system. Each Park has its own theme. When creating these themes, the topography of the field, the functions it has and the user group were taken into consideration. 45



Park clusters system including Azerbeycan Park, Ihlamur Pavilion, Dünya Barış Park and Ihlamur Park is designed with a self-sustaining system. Each Park has its own theme. When creating these themes, the topography of the field, the functions it has and the user group were taken into consideration. Some ideas have been made for different topographies of different parks. Children’s play areas to be established on suitable topographies are considered to be transformed into sheltering places in case of disaster. It is envisaged that the piles that can be seen as a landart project in the wooded areas can be transformed into sheltering areas.

Playground units


Health centers

Upper Scale Landscape Design Project In order to meet the general needs of each Park, some principle decisions have been taken. The walls that will emerge in sloping areas are used in the most efficient way. Underground stores and transformable spaces are designed here. Rainwater collected from the rooftops of the building will be stored and ready for use in case of Emergency.

Park Cluster Landscape Design Project 47



General Program of The Park

Dünya Barış Park Landscape Design Project 48

Storage and hiding areas are designed to be used under the ground in case of disaster. These areas are elevated by hydraulic techniques and access to the tanks is provided.




2017 - 2018 Fall Term

Landscape design project 2 explores the history of landscape on the historical peninsula. While a program was developed for the overall gates, a landscape project integrated with the city walls was produced for the Belgradkapı region.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru ERBAS GURLER Lecturer Dr. Melih BOZKURT Res. Assist. Arzu TÜRK

LEAK IN WALL The walls, which have preserved the city for centuries and witnessed many empires, were built on an axis that bounded the historical peninsula and connected the Sea of Marmara ​​ and the Black Sea. The land walls set up the peninsula on the west side of the city and extend from the Sea of Marmara ​​ in the south to the Golden Horn in the north.



Green Space Usage Acording to Landuse Junctions & Road sides Hospitals Parks Cemetaries Mosques Highschools Universities Palaces

Edirnekapı Sulukule Mevlanakapı Belgradkapı Yedikule Altınkapı

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Green Space Usage Acording to Ownershıp Public Semi public


Road System Superpose

Common roads 1982 1966 1946

1922 1893 1200


First intervention on wall Second intervention on wall Third intervention on wall

There are nine doors that are actively used on the walls. For centuries, these gates have been breaches of caravans, sieges, wars, railroads and roads to migrants Although these roads may change and improve over many years, the oldest layer is still used today to reach the center of the peninsula from the outside of the city walls. The first intervention for the civilian pass has been Fevzipaşa Street. This was followed by the construction of the Vatan and Millet Streets, and the interruptions on the walls continued to increase. To reach Topkapı Palace, a route reaching Divanyolu Street via Vatan and Millet Streets is being watched. Fevzipaşa Street is also the main road to reach the seaside.

Neighborhood Population Density Graph

The city walls, which have been carved with the insecurity of the Istanbul people’ mind, have caused this characteristic to spread around the neighborhoods. On the contrary, many ‘neighborhood traditions’ still exist in most neighborhoods around.

Insecurity Wall & Barrier Effect



Wall & Gate Relations The landscape design to be applied to this area should be such as to provide permeability to the walls. The design should has made it possible to reach both sides and above the wall.

Istanbul’s walls are surrounded by fifteen neighborhoods. The focus should be on the areas where neighborhood residents who are thought to be first-time users are in the majority. A continuous landscape line like on the city wall line must be formed by connecting the squares to be designed to the right and left side of the wall. Thus, the gates are also actively used. Residents are in close communication with each other. However, the wall serves as a barrier for people and often prevents the outsider from reaching inside and the insider from reaching outside. In most areas, the walls are destroyed and there are no transit ways.

Car & Pedestrian Access

Only Pedestrian Access Ruin Wall

Green Void Fragmentation Through Time







For the upper scale plan created for Istanbul Historical Peninsula, firstly the current situations were analyzed. Some design criteria have been determined according to the problems and potentials of the region. In addition, the existing plant texture and the proposed landscaping scheme have been included in the plan. Green corridors and wind corridors are planed on the main streets. In this way, a healthier future is planned for the city. In addition, routes with different stops have been created for users who want to experience the land walls. These routes have been planned over the common roads that have been used frequently since Byzantine times.times. Inundated areas were identified around the land walls and functions were planned for these areas to provide relations with their environment and potential users. Upper Scale Landscape Design Proposal

Existing Green Texture Proposed Project Area Routes from Historical Peninsula


SilivrikapÄą Ice Skate Visitors

Nature & Art Focus

1- Sun Bathing Area 2- Wood 3- Art Square -Painting Exhibitions -Light Shows -Sound Exhibitions 4- Lawn

Neighborhood Dwellers

University Students General Visitors Sport audiences Primary School Students


Sport & Art Focus

5- Sport Squares - Yoga Days - Dance Days - Collective Sport Activities - Tournaments 6- Open Air Museum

Neighborhood Dwellers

Educational Focus

7- Activity Areas -Reading Days -Art Days -Painting Workshop 8- Wood 9- Activity Areas -Bazaar Square -Exhibition Area -Truck Farm Activities -Children & Plants Workshop 10- Relaxing Garden

Seaside Focus

11- Wood 12- Sun Bathing Area

General Visitors

Before the function program and circulation plan of the park which hosts the users with different needs, user analysis was performed. Based on the syntheses produced as a result of the analyzes, the locations of the spaces that should be designed in the area and the space programs were extracted. For example, in the area where the entrance of the children of the neighborhood is intense, a playground is designed while a recreation area is established in the area close to the neighborhood market. An uninterrupted axis was designed between the door which is planned for university students to enter and the library. 55

Exhibition Plaza & Step Sittings

Farming Together




BelgradkapÄą Landscape Design Project


Orange Rubber



Grey Concrete

Beige Concrete

Red Concrete


Re - Member Screen



Detailed Landscape Design Project


Pittosporum tobira ‘Nana’ Euonymus japonica

Tilia tomentosa / 4

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’ / 14

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ / 34

Liquidambar styraciflua / 3

Prunus serrulata ‘Kanxzan’ / 20

Prunus ceracifera ‘Atropurpurea’ / 20

Cercis siliquastrum / 3

Plant List

Red Concrete

Beige Concrete






2016 - 2017 Spring Term

Landscape design project 1 is a urban park project covering Veliefendi Hippodrome and Çırpıcı Meadow. While different programs were produced for the use of the citizens, the plantation design was shaped accordingly.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Mine ÇIÇEK (Arch / Urban Planner) Res. Assist. Arzu TÜRK Res. Assist. Duygu GÖKCE

GREEN DEMAND Focus Points This recreation area which is designed as one of the four parts of a large-scale urban park is located in Veliefendi, Zeytinburnu. Area is close to some of city centers such as Bakırköy, Fatih, Bayrampaşa and Bağcılar. The area has a length of 850 meters and a width of 350 metres. Design ideas to help impermeable building tissue around Veliefendi breathe have been considered. By connecting the sea and the internal point of the city, the air distribution, beginnig from sea, filtered with the trees is intended for town.

Picnic Focus

Meeting Focus Playground Focus Cultural Focus Flower Exhibition Focus Amphitheather Focus Glass Atelier & Exhibition Focus Inclined Topo Focus Canal Edge Focus Drama & Performance Focus Sports Focus

Herbarium Focus

This feature of the design has provided a buffer zone quality for the city. At the same time, each point of the field is used conveniently and natural and artificial places where people can spend time were created.

Landuse proposal 62

In addition, some ideas are intended to unite the fragmanted green texture pieces around the region. Thus, it is foreseed that the design is going to help improve conditions for its environment and is intended to gain the potential for a new focal point for the surrounding community. It is expected that lots of people is going to use this urban park. It is preferred that activity points were homogeneously dispersed throughout the region. Two collars came together with the 3 main linear axes. İETT Zeytinburnu Metrobüs / Metro / Tram Stops Environment Diagram

Existed Vegetation

Removed Buildings

Marmara Forum Shopping Mall Zeytinburnu Governorship


Zeytinburnu Square Veliefendi Hippodrom

These axes’ locations are organized by population density and transportation network. Remaining trees within borders will be tried to include in the design. The majority of the textile buildings in the area were thought to be moved to. Also, old ceramic store is intended to be transformed into the glass atelier.


GREEN DEMAND Vegetation Distribution

Lots of activities in the area are planned. Cultural areas, sports fields and playgrounds in the area were distributed homogeneously. Landforms were played with to distort the uniformity of the topography. A herbarium to do research also on plants in the field is designed. A glass atelier is thought for people to spend time together and produce lots of artworks.

Transportation Network

Intense Vegetation Rare Vegetation Meadow Vegetation Wetland Vegetation

Main Axes Secondary Axes Japanese Cherry Road Jogging Track Bicycle Road 64

A continuous path advancing from the beginning to the end of the field is designed. Japanese cherries planted on this way so a different feeling created. Also, a bike path is designed in the direction of this path. Another axle around the stream is designed to experience AyvalÄą Stream and wetland plantation. Plantings are usually intensive, although there is also sparsely textured vegetation and lawn areas that provided ability to sunbathe. A lush mixed forest plantation is designed accord to the design purpose.

General View of Park On water experience

Deck experience

In water experience



Glass Atelier

Flower Exhibition Area


Picnic Area

Meeting Area


Drama & Performance Area

Corten Steel

Red Curb Stone Wood

Concrete Plate

Wood Basalt Cubic Stone



Andesite Cubic Stone Rubber





Cultural Platforms



Flower Exhibition Area

Sport Areas


MATERIAL Wood Wood Concrete Flagstone Timber

BB’ Section 68

The use of space was taken into consideration in the design of planting. Trees that create shadows were used in plant design.

DD’ Section

In the plant design of the function areas, trees with large crown diameter and that can fill large area were used. It is aimed to create a buffer zone between the busy and dirty city life and the park. Thanks to the intense plant compositions, users are given the opportunity to spend calm hours in the nature, freeing from their brisk and weary lives. 69



2016 - 2017 Spring Term

Within the scope of Landscape Project 1, a design was created in the Pierre Loti region that presents the topography, rustic cemetery atmosphere and Istanbul landscape to the people’s experience. Wind and sunlight are the main elements of the project.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Mine ÇIÇEK (Arch / Urban Planner) Res. Assist. Arzu TÜRK Res. Assist. Duygu GÖKCE


The Sudden Transition From Graveyard Area To The Slum Area

This LandArt concept landscape project, designed on Pierre Loti hill, above the cemetery, is a design where different atmospheres are experienced. Thanks to the wooden pieces that act with the movement of the wind and make soft sounds as a result of bumping into each other, a place has been created for people to watch the view and the calm part of the cemetery atmosphere is reflected to the place. While shaping the design, importance was given to the existing plant texture and design lines were formed accordingly. Gaps were opened for the trees corresponding to the middle of the hard ground. SOUND ZONE

Cupressus sempervirens Cedrus sp. Pinus sp. Hedera helix


Photinia serrulata “Red-Robin” A



AA’ Section

In addition, the raised platform has extended the viewing angle.

Gradual Wall Along The Way 72

BB’ Section





BB’ Section


Designed at the end of the cemetery and in the secluded area, these wooden floors and rising panels are designed to experience sunlight. The panels that store the sunlight shine different colors in the evening. This light contribution both eliminated the darkness of the evening and created a place to interact with the user thanks to the shadow games.

AA’ Section 73



2016 - 2017 Spring Term

The landscape project 1 offers a design in which one experience the dune experience. A coastal landscape that touches the sea and sand has been created on the coast of Sile.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Mine ÇIÇEK (Arch / Urban Planner) Res. Assist. Arzu TÜRK Res. Assist. Duygu GÖKCE

THE TERRAIN Black Sea Black Sea

The form of the structure is designed as a semi-permeable grid-shaped. The permeability provided by the grid form allows the plants under the corridor to go up. The rounded net regions parallel to the sea surface allow the user to contact the water. Thus, it is possible to touch the sea while sunbathing on the net.

Existing Plants Rumex acetosa

Saccharum ravennae


Black Sea

Proposed Plants Euphorbia paralias

C’ Pancratium maritimum



Asphodelus aestivus


Green corridor

B A’

Türk Nil River A Landscape Design Project


Seabeds & Path

Plant selection was made in accordance with coastal vegetation. Importance has been given to the use of endemic species. While the platform was being designed, it was allowed to contact with plants in some regions and green tissue was allowed to rise above the design. The choice of materials was chosen as corten and wood in terms of adaptation to the marine ecosystem in terms of species and colors.

Thanks to the corridor linking the sea and green tissue, people are enabled to experience both the dune vegetation and the marine ecosystem. On the parts of the corridor which are found as side arms, spaces for activities to be carried out on the beach have been established.

Section AA’

Corten path

Section BB’


Section CC’


Section DD’




2016 - 2017 Fall Term

For a village created for a sustainable living experience, a house with a large family was designed. The program of the house has been designed to provide multi-purpose spaces for common use.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sait Ali KÖKNAR

HARMONY HOUSE The form of the house has emerged with the harmonic lines formed by combining the flexibility of the common use and the clarity of the private use. Sharp lines represent limitations while round lines represent freedom. The house designed for the sustainable and self-sufficient village, whose plan was created, were designed in such a way that they could live in different uses.

First floor plan

Second floor plan Art 1 which connects the lower floor and the upper floor creates a hole in the zoning of the house.


AA’ Section

BB’ Section

CC’ Section



The facade of the house is designed with the inspiration of the dynamics of water and the multifunctional program of the house. The glass facade has been activated with wooden pieces of different lengths.

Northwest Elevation

Southwest Elevation 82

Different spaces have been created for different uses. Entrances and exits of common areas are designed accordingly. In this way, the private spaces of the house can be turned into semi-open areas if desired.

Open Art 1


Art 1 Atelier



A large family house was designed on the basis of architecture. Spatial programming and design were studied according to user analysis.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Sezen YAGMUR KILIMCI

THE EXTENDED FAMILY HOUSE Small Closet Kitchen Bathroom

Foyer Activity Room Play Room


Public Bathroom


Master Bedroom




Living Room Dinner Area

In this house project designed by using topography, the house is considered as two different masses. This fragmentation led to the diversification of the circulation plan and the diversification of the activity program. In addition, the floor is used effectively with different elevation values.


Master Office



Master bedroom

Kitchen & Living Room

The use of the house is programmed based on a large family life. Different places have been created in line with the wishes and needs of each individual. For example, while spacious rooms are designed for young people to spend their energy, quiet spaces for older people to take care of the garden are designed. The sizes and orientations of the living room, kitchen and living room areas where the family will have a common time have been designed considering various criteria.


SELECTED WORKS Texture Workshop - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Landscape Construction - Prof. Dr. Yasin Çagatay SEÇKIN Planting Design - Prof. Dr. Hayriye ESBAH TUNCAY Rural Landscape Planning - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem ERDEM KAYA Visual Communication - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Sezen YAGMUR KILIMCI Radicepura Garden Festival Competition - Italy AGÜ & ITÜ Workhop Urban Landscape Planning & Design - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsen AYTAÇ

TEXTURE WORKSHOPayşenur 2017 ekşi I mülkiye kart In this study, which is a modeling of the coastal line of Şile, experiments have been carried out on how the texture samples found in the coastal ecosystem such as sand, gravel and reed can be made to be felt in different materials. In the model made with tulle fabric, the corrugated - striped structure of the sand due to the wind is intended to be shaped by shaping the tulle.


2018 Hidrolik Hesap

Ana hat

8,13 m³/sa

50 Ø lik boru

Boru kaybı

60 m x 0,0612 J = 3,672 mss

Vana/fitting kaybı

3,672 x 0,15 = 0,5508 mss

Kot farkı

4 metre

Seksüyon hat 3,08 m³/sa

32 Ø lik boru

Boru kaybı

16 m x 0,1615 J = 2,584 mss

Lateral hat 1,54 m³/sa

32 Ø lik boru

Boru kaybı

17 m x 0,1615 J = 2,7455 mss

Başlık basıncı = 28 mss 4 + 3,672 + 0,5508 + 2,584 + 2,7455 + 28 = 41,5523 mss 40lık - 50lik 2 adet hidrofor

Sprink plan and drip irrigation plan were created in the irrigation project for Belgradkapı Project designed in Landscape Design Project II. Flow calculations and quantities have been extracted. 90

Damlama sulama

İstanbul - Ilıman iklim - Balçık toprak (3 sefer/hafta & 3 saat/sefer)

a1 = 5,5 m çaplı ağaç (113,6 litre/gün) 113,6 x 7 = 795,2 litre/hafta 795,2 / 3 = 265 litre/sefer 265 / 3 = 88,3 litre/saat 88,3 / 8 = 11 adet 8lik emitör (Tek ağaç için) a2 = 3,5 m çaplı ağaç (83,3 litre/gün) 83,3 x 7 = 583,1 litre/hafta 583,1 / 3 = 194,3 litre/sefer 194,3 / 3 = 64,7 litre/saat 64,7 / 8 = 9 adet 8lik emitör (Tek ağaç için) a3 = 5,5 m çaplı ağaç (113,6 litre/gün) 113,6 x 7 = 795,2 litre/hafta 795,2 / 3 = 265 litre/sefer 265 / 3 = 88,3 litre/saat 88,3 / 8 = 11 adet 8lik emitör (Tek ağaç için) a4 = 5 m çaplı ağaç (113,6 litre/gün) 113,6 x 7 = 795,2 litre/hafta 795,2 / 3 = 265 litre/sefer 265 / 3 = 88,3 litre/saat 88,3 / 8 = 11 adet 8lik emitör (Tek ağaç için) a5 = 8 m çaplı ağaç (113,6 litre/gün) 113,6 x 7 = 795,2 litre/hafta 795,2 / 3 = 265 litre/sefer 265 / 3 = 88,3 litre/saat 88,3 / 8 = 11 adet 8lik emitör (Tek ağaç için)



Original Painting

In this planting design project based on an oil painting, pedestrian road axes and landscaping areas are constructed from the main lines on the table. Main design ideas of the project can be explained as designing a vegetation pattern to direct people’ viewpoints, using the water element, merging the lake and the sea axle with a bioswale axle, creating spaces where people can spend time together in the area of the ruin facades. Primary aims of the project are that integrating vegetation and people to the area of the ruined facades, improving water and air quality of the area, providing a natural environment for visitors from a closed area.

Planting Design Project

Ruin Walk 91

RURAL LANDSCAPE PLANNING - PERayşenur PROJECT 2018 P E R PROJECT ekşi I gülgün atalay I mülkiye kart r e e o t e c t i o n

c o l o g y

c r e a t i o n

Forest edge

Rice fields linearity

Ormanlı Village is located in Çatalca district and is 35 kilometers away from the center of Çatalca. Ormanlı Village is known with its beach, its closeness to Terkoz Lake, its paddy fields and the buffalos. To reach Osmanlı Village ,there are shuttles provided from Çatalca, also people have to use their own vehicles to go there. Çatalca Village is connected to another villages such as Karacaköy Village and Belgrat Village. From to 1970 to 2017, the village expanded in size and began to spread towards the forest which is a natural edge to block the village’s overspread. In the village, while the sport field is used for grazing in the day., in the night, it is used as a sport field. Also, the streets are the playground of the children living in Ormanlı, but it is possible to see buffalos at the streets. The coatal site of Ormanlı is so passive in winter season when the site is used for grazing, while in summer season, it converts into an active coastal site with the activities like camping, parachuting. In addition, the coatal site hosts the coastal endemic species. The lake is also quite passive in winter season, but in summer season, the lake turns into an attractive place with activities such as picnicing, wedding.


The diversity of the landscape patterns of the village is also valuable. There are some natural and altered patterns and edges in the site. Naturally, the forest area create a forest edge which blocks the spread of the village. However, it might be changed by people to open new agicultural fields and areas for settlement.

Street pattern

Agriculture fields linearity

River flow

Square Proposals

Street Section

Decisions to protect the OrmanlÄą Village were taken primarily on the scale of Istanbul. The natural parks which are thought to be a green area reserve in Istanbul and the natural vegetation in OrmanlÄą village and its surroundings can only be connected with the protection of these areas by law. When these Protection decisions are taken, a green belt characteristic can be mentioned for Istanbul. Since the village square does not carry the default square characteristics, new small scale squares are considered in the area. These squares will host a number of activities in the program for recreation purposes. In addition, these squares will be established near the forest border, which is determined as the growth direction of the village, so that the settlement direction will be drawn to this side.




General Preservation Boundaries

For the OrmanlÄą Village a preservation and recreation plan was considered. The first decision was the growth direction. A direction of growth towards the forest border was decided to prevent damage to wet and dry agricultural areas and the lake. In addition, these wetlands and lake are protected by law. A recreation program has spread throughout the year and activities are planned according to the needs of the local people. In this way, a way of life was provided for women, while a situation was created to prevent migration to the city.

Landscape preservation borders Landscape protection borders Meadow Paddy Agriculture Forest

Sport activities Wetland Preservation Boundaries Agriculture Preservation Boundary Forest Preservation Boundaries Terkos Lake Trails Habitat Transect Trail Endemic Plants Education Trail Village Growth Direction Parachuting Observation Decks

OrmanlÄą Village Upper Scale Preservation & Recreation Plan Proposal 94

Trail Sections

Within the scope of this program, various tours are planned such as sports activities like parachuting, hiking and camping, social activities such as fairs, local festivals, picnics and transect habitat trails. These transect habitat tours follow a route to experience a variety of habitat parts. For example, the triology trail follows three different habitats as forest, lake and agriculture land, while the village trail observes the village center and agricultural areas.

OrmanlÄą Village Proposed Annual Program




1st Grade - TES I - Visual Communication Module The perspective drawings of Taşkışla corridor and Ortabahçe charcoal and watercolor works

RADICEPURA GARDEN FESTIVAL COMPETITION 2019 ayşenur ekşi - bengi su doğru - gizem aluçlu - nagihan damgacı - nida bıçak - seren pasin The photograph of the Mountain Etna is rasterized to make the area more precise and divided into the different areas with different characteristics. Some of the squares are erased to give effect of ups and downs of the mountain.

Etna means ‘I Burn’ in Greek. While it can destroy everything at once, it is also the source of the productivitiy of Giarre, also Siciliy. The destructive and existent of nature has come to the fore. The concept of efficiency was processed during this process.


module a create walking circulation

The red light is choosen as The holes in the structure an element in the mountain take the sun light inside the underline passageway. module c create module b create to represent the lava. In this way, people can a space (crater) a space enjoy sun light and the Aloe mitriformis shadow dance under the Semented clipboard panel red structure.

The two pathways are intersecting in one point in the design which is in the crater area. The red pathway is going down and meet with the underway passage.

Metal profile

Aloe aculeata

Semented clipboard panel red

Aloe vera

Plan of the structure

The designers aim is to explain to visitors that how we perceive the productivity. In this project, the core idea is based on activities of volcano. Considering the power of disruption and creation of the volcanos, they first destroy every living organism. Afterwards, they led to the creation of fertile and productive land. This process is an example of productivity in nature itself. People involve this process in a specific part and affect the productivity dominantly. It can be said that, after people take part in nature dominantly, this process is changed forever. Damaging activities of humankind to nature and natural powers like disruption of Etna are considered relatable.



Sections People would experience the mountain within the both passage ways. The red one will give the effect of lava’s movement after the explosion of Etna Mountain. And the passage way under the structure during the night will give the lava effect with light. The road under the design is bumby and not easy to move in just like the original mountain passage Ways. The red led light is chosen as an element in the mountain to represent the lava. Finally, the productivity in landscapes is reflected by Etna Mountain and every design lines has a meaning about the distribution and extinction of the nature.




TALAS’I YENIDEN DENEYIMLEMEK VE HARITALAMAK - 2017 It is the difference of old - new structures and textures that can be noticed by anyone visiting the Talas. The cross section of the hill where the commercial axis is located shows us these stratified structures. In the conversations with the residents of the neighborhood, it was seen that Armenians and Turks lived in peace and tranquility in the past. If a Turk needed something, his Armenian neighbor would help him immediately. When we talked with a local inhabitant, Servet Teyze, she said that, ‘In my kitchen, if the salt had run out, the Armenian girl would run and bring from her home. We lived together like this.’ We can see this in the old intimate and intense life in the collage. Commercial life in front of the Tollar stands out as an activity that revitalizes the space. Sellers and customers contributed to the busy use of the region.

Common use Crowded Celebrations

Before 100

Desolated square


The people here used to live openly with their neighbors. Now there are very few people who have come to the door and contacted you when someone comes here. In fact, the desolate atmosphere that began to dominate the field after the Armenians left here, erased this tradition from memories. In addition, the vineyard residents sell their ties and the construction of luxury homes instead of them is also one of the biggest factors that damage the region. As the vineyard houses are sold, the texture and belonging of neighborhoods have been lost.



The academicians and students of ITU Landscape Arc. Dep. came together with the students of Haydarpaşa High School and took action to use the school garden in a more sustainable way within the scope of “Haydarpaşa High School - Designing Our Garden” project. In the first step of the study, Assoc. Dr. Gülşen Aytaç and a group of 20 students from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades of the department gave a seminar on landscape architecture at Haydarpaşa High School. At the end of the day-long studies, the groups made their own presentations. Then, through the model and maps of the high school, a design workshop was held with the students of the high school for the garden of Haydarpaşa High School. The students of the high school presented their ideas about the garden through the models and plans to the school administration. 101

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