Evaluation of Planting Design of Ankara University Tandogan Campus
Tandoğan Campus of the Ankara University, which is the first university of the Republic era, was founded in 1943 with the opening of the A.U. Faculty of Science. Today, there are buildings belonging to Rectorate and various units affiliated to the Rectorate, Faculties of Science, Pharmacy and Engineering and the Nuclear Sciences, Social Sciences and Biotechnology Institutes in the campus area. The structural and vegetal landscaping of the campus, which also includes registered structures, started in the first period and continued until today. Especially natural and exotic species planted in the early periods and reached to the present day add value to the area in terms of history and culture. There are species registered as cultural assets in the field, such as Pinus griffithii McClelland, Cupressus arizonica Greene, Abies nordmanniana (Stev) Spach., Juniperus virginiana L. In 2016 the site was registered as “Natural Site-Sustainable Conservation and Controlled Use Area”. The plant existence of the site was determined within the scope of the project titled as “Establishing the Plant Survey and Inventory of Ankara University Tandogan Campus” supported by Ankara University Scientific Research Projects. While in this study, Ankara University Tandogan Campus planting design was evaluated in terms of species diversity as well as; noise control, image control, orientation, limitation, siege, shielding, shadowing, linking, highlighting, background forming, softening, vision framing and visual appeal functions.