Plans to regenerate the waterfront of the Kızılırmak River, which runs through the Turkish city of Sivas have been unveiled by ONZ Architects and Mdesign.
Due to access and safety concerns, the river has been separated from Sivas and perceived as something outside of the city perimeter.
But advancements in flood prevention technology have opened up the possibilities for the river to be re-integrated into the city fabric.
Sivas Municipality opened a competition to design a piece of land adjacent to the waterfront.
Their design establishes the Kızılırmak River Corridor as an “ecological and recreational spine,” managing the floodplain.