RMJM was commissioned to create a new development on the west gate of the city of Ankara.
The brief essentially called for the recreation of a small city that reflects the values and the life style of Turkish society and Anatolian culture mixed with the strength of the growing Turkish economy. RMJM responded to the brief not with a masterplan that simply positions the buildings and the functions in the right place but with a mini urban plan that obeys the rules of the city defined grid and evolves almost organically as a city would. The first zone is the semi-private and private residences, the second zone is the public and semi public zone.
Whilst the mix of usage allows for daytime office residents to share the space with nighttime residents, this central heart will benefit from a 24 hour clientele allowing it to be active at all times of the day. This will encourage a Live Work Play type lifestyle which in turn will help make the development into one of the most sought after mixed use developments in the city.