DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR REVITALIZATION ON THE FILYOS COASTLINE, ZONGULDAK, TURKEY


Cengiz B., Sabaz M., Bekci B., Cengiz C.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.21, no.1, pp.36-47, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-47
  • Keywords: Filyos coastline, revitalization, landscape design, users' demand

Abstract

Filyos, which is a coastal town located at the Western Black Sea region of Turkey, in Caycuma, Zonguldak, has a significant archeological past, and is home of important archeological ruins. Especially during the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C., Filyos had a strategic role in its region, and today it is classified as a historic site. Beside the ancient city of Filyos which is located at the east side, the town is also important for its city walls, the chapel and ruins of an ancient harbor, all from the Byzantine period. A thorough design process that considers the ecological features of the region, users' demands and the archeological features is crucial for the landscape projects in the town. This study aims to reshape the coastline of Filyos to attract touristic activities and to meet the recreational demands of people, while preserving the archeological and ecological features of the region. In this paper, design principles for the use and organization of Filyos coastline are presented, and a survey is conducted to determine users' demand. In the conclusion section, design stages are prepared and strategies for revitalization on the Filyos coastline are discussed.