Before it finished, I had a chance to go Jansen and Ankara exhibition. The exhibition was about the the old and the new city, before and after Jansen made plans to organize the city’s regulation. There are many drawings, sketches and so on in the exhibition.
So, let’s begin with the explanation about Hermann Jansen. He was a German architect and urban planner who lived between the years 1869-1945. He won the competition for urban design of Madrid and Ankara as well.
I took some photos during the exhibition. The most interesting part for me the original sketches of Jansen. The exhibition has them and it was somehow a good experience to see them.
Also, as a foreigner to Ankara, (I was born in Konya, and come here for university) it was a worthy time to see them. Even though I don’t know many of the designed areas, the one that I know such as Gençlik Parkı, Atatüürk Bulvarı I saw them and impressed by them. I am planning to share a post about urban design of Ankara for years, that’s why I skipped to the photos now.