Landscape Design Project of Historical Places: Case Study of Biga Municipality


SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES B-HORTICULTURE, vol.LX, pp.217-224, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: LX
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-224


The army that frequently campaigned at the time of the Ottoman Empire performed the salaat at the open-air places
founded for worship called Namazgah. Later, these places became the sea of points for the people who went on a
pilgrimage or went to become soldiers, and used for isha or tarawih prayers, too. In this study, the stages of the project
of Biga Municipality in order for Namazgah, which is a historical and cultural heritage from the Ottoman Era. For this
purpose, having functional restoration and using the space close by as a recreation area have been explained. The
detailed information about the project and its location have been obtained from the authorities of the Biga Municipality
before designing this project. Furthermore, the expected problems and the main concept of the project have taken into
consideration while running this project. In the results of this project, a new and restored landscape look has been
given to the old Namazgah so that the residents of Hamidiye (Biga District) and its neighborhood could perform their
worships easily after the completion of the project.