Turkey’s biggest villa city eco-project located near Çatalca in İstanbul fails in fulfilling the aspects of an ecological planning and moreover becomes a land piece of rows of summer houses on a resource protection area. Despite its large scale planning, this gated villa town has recently turned into a ghost town and a still life architecture without much notice. However, there are remedies for transforming this area into an ecological park by implanting renewable energies.
About the Author
Esen Gökçe Özdamar is Assistant Professor and Head of Department at Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture in Turkey.