Necatibey Neighbourhood, formerly known as Hisarönü, is one of the oldest residential areas in Ankara. The neighbourhood is near the Ankara Citadel and surrounded by Anafartalar, Hisar Parkı, and İpek Streets. Since being located in Ulus, the first centre of the modern city of the Early Republican Period, the area contains some of the first examples of apartment blocks and constitutes the modern heritage of Ankara. This lecture presents an analysis of the plan drawings to understand the historical development of apartment blocks from the 1920s to the 1960s and also to show the layering of different architectural approaches affecting the daily life in the apartments.


Nihan Büşra Kezer received her bachelor's degree in architecture from Karadeniz Technical University in 2013 and master's degree in the Architecture Program with a thesis titled "A Survey on Plan Typologies in Apartment Blocks: The Case of Necatibey Neighbourhood, Ankara (1920s-1960s)" from Middle East Technical University in 2017. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Architecture Program of METU, studying the relationship between education and practice in architecture. She has also been a research assistant at the Department of Architecture in METU since 2014 and has assisted several courses, including architectural design studios. Her research interests are architectural education, architecture schools, architectural theory and practice, architectural design, housing and culture, and architectural production in the Early Republican Period.