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Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture
The Faculty of Architecture was the first academic unit of METU and its building was the first building constructed on the METU campus. The building, designed by Behruz Çinici and Altuğ Çinici, is one of the finest examples of modern architecture in Turkey.
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Founded in 1956, Middle East Technical University moved to its main campus in 1963. The university campus is located 7 kms west of the city center. There are five faculties in the Middle East Technical University: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Economic and Administrative Sciences, Education, and Engineering. The campus has many facilities including library, sports facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, guest houses, cafeterias, shopping center, post office, banks and medical center. The campus also accommodates the METU Technopolis. The campus is conveniently served by frequent buses and minibuses and is accessible by taxi.
The METU campus is famous for its vast forest, lake and the ancient ruins of local villages that still remain on its land. The architecture of the campus buildings reflect the modern style of the era they were built, and the campus is also known for its pedestrian alley that leads from one end to the other.
Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is situated at the heart of Anatolia. Although the modern Ankara was planned after the Turkish Republic was founded, the city has a long history, dating further back than ancient Roman times. The Ankara Castle, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the early Republican architecture around Ulus district may be visited. The modern city center around Kızılay and Çankaya districts offers a variety of cultural events, and has many restaurants, bars and shopping highstreets. The environs of Ankara are also worth seeing for the local traditions, geographical, historical and architectural characteristics of the villages and the hospitality of the people.