Discovering Heritage Landscapes in Turkey

IMLA Students work at Akdeniz University in Antalya about the historical site of Sillyon

The ancient province of Pamphylia, today's Antalya city-region, combines very rich, diverse and time-deep landscapes with rapidly evolving, modern and contemporary landscapes of a distinctive 21st century kind, that fuses extreme urbanisation with the impacts of tourism.

During the first week of November 2012 a group of IMLA students stayed at the University of Antalya to work with local students under the supervision of Veli Ortacesme (Akdeniz University), Harlind Libbrecht (University College Ghent), Fritz Auweck and Stefanie Gruber (both HSWT). The project site is the historical city of Sillyon. This monument is located nearby Antalya and dates from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk eras. The students were asked to develop a landscape development concept for the historical site and its surroundings.

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