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WAF AWARDS 2015

With 3 different projects in 3 different categories, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the WAF 2015 Awards.

With 3 different projects in 3 different categories, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the world renowned WAF (World of Architecture Festival)  2015 Awards.  The WAF Awards will be hosted by the London based EMAP Publishing  in Singapore on November 4th-6th.  Yazgan Design Architecture will compete in the 'Future Education' category with their Konya Food and Agriculture University project, the 'Completed Production, Energy, Recycling' category with their Aselsan Gölbaşı Campus project, and  the 'Completed Office' category with their ONS INCEK Showroom project.

04.07.2015
INSIDE AWARDS 2015

With their Volkswagen Arena project, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the INSIDE Awards 2015.

With their Volkswagen Arena project, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the  sister event to the World of Architecture Festival, the World Festival of Interiors2015 Awards.  The World Festival of InteriorsAwards will be hosted by the London based EMAP Publishing  in Singapore on November 4th-6th.  Yazgan Design Architecture will compete in the 'Civic, Culture & Transport ' category with their Volkswagen Arena project.

04.07.2015
Arkitera Architecture Yearbook 2014

The Aselsan Rehis Campus and Volkswagen Arena were selected by Arkitera to be part of the 2014 Architecture Yearbook.

Design by Yazgan Design Architecture, the Aselsan Rehis Campus and Volkswagen Arena were selected by Arkitera to be part of the 2014 Architecture Yearbook.  

Situated in Gölbaşı-Ankara, the 90.000m2 Aselsan Rehis Campüs, is composed of diverse buildings such as: offices, procurement facilities, and a social center.  The buildings found in the campus are held to the utmost international standards and are designed to respond to multiple technical and engineering requirements.  These diverse buildings are connected to each other through a 18.65 m high steel arcade that continues for 585 meters. While connecting the otherwise singular buildings, the arcade also develops a relationship with the Konya road that runs parallel to the site in terms of scale, speed, and distance. The landscape design of the project becomes a part of the overall architectural design incorporating such elements as shadow, color, rhythm, and texture.

Designed by Yazgan Design Architecture, Volkswagen Arenais located in Uniq Istanbul (Ayazağa Culture Center), designed by ERA Planning Architecture Consulting Volkswagen Arenastrives to become one of Europe's distinct entertainment facilities. Along with live concerts and world famous shows and dance performances, through its screen technology , it is also possible to create smaller venues that accommodate corporate and other special events.  While the acoustic infrastructure of Volkswagen Arenaprovides superior sound quality, the fast "load in/load out" system allows for the easy execution of consecutive events.  With a 286 ton load carrying capacity of the roof, the space allows for many different types of events and performances to take place.  The total capacity of the space is 5800 people and is comprised of: 304 skybox seats, 822 premium seats, 1392 fixed tribune seats, 562 appendable tribune seats, 2160 seating at the entrance level and 3300 standing room only at the entrance level.  Volkswagen Arenaprovides their clients with privileged services through their Skybox memberships and private entrances.  It's  modern design and 21 exclusive dining and drinking spaces create a unique  atmosphere, thus adding to the entertainment experience. 

27.03.2015
WAC 18th Cycle

The ONS Incek Residences Showroom selected as an award winner in the World Architecture Awards 18th Cycle.

Designed by Yazgan Design Architecture, the ONS Incek Residences Showroom  has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Awards 18th Cycle. Since its inception in 2006, World Architecture Community aims to be a digital global forum for contemporary architecture.  It has become an important meeting ground for well known architects and architects with aims to become recognized for their work.

Signaling the entrance of the residential complex, the showroom displaying the mock-up apartments, is designed with its contours sitting parallel to the inclined topography.  With its multi-leveled, exposed concrete structure, the free space interior of the showroom is enveloped with a repetitive vertical glass panel facade.  The colors of the glass panels are the same colors used in the towers, visually connecting the showroom to the residential complex.  The interior organization of the Showroom is based on an open plan with a large model at the center that is brought to focus with strips of lighting. From this central point the functions of the interior are divided amongst the three wings.  While these functions are separated within these three wings, the fluid circulation flows between the spaces allows for visual and physical continuity. All columns, curtain walls and beams are composed of exposed concrete defining that architectural language of the structure.  The roof terrace of the showroom  has been designed as a socializing space with breathtaking views of Incek. 

28.01.2015
MIES ARCH AWARDS 2015

Yazgan Design Architecture has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 201

With its Tema Istanbul Showroom project, Yazgan Design Architecture has been nominated for the 2015 MIES ARCH  European Union Prize. Since its inception in 1987, the MIES ARCH  Awards intends to recognize and commend excellence in European Architecture.

13.12.2014
WAF AWARDS 2014

With their ONS INCEK Residences project, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the WAF 2014 Awards.

With their ONS INCEK Residences project, Yazgan Design Architecture is a finalist at the world renowned WAF (World of Architecture Festival)  2014 Awards.  The WAF Awards will be hosted by the London based i2i Events Group in Singapore on October 1-3. Yazgan Design Architecture will compete in the 'Future Residential' category with their ONS INCEK Residences project.

20.08.2014
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS

Yazgan Design Architecture was deemed worthy of 2 prizes in the 2014 International Property Awards.

Yazgan Design Architecture has been chosen to receive awards for a second time in the 2014 European Property Awards,  after their awards in 2012 for the Tarsu Shopping Mall and Entertainment center and Yenigün Ofis building. The European Property Awards is  a subcategory of the most prestigious real estate awards, the International Property Awards.  Yazgan Design Architecture will receive awards for their ONS INCEK Residences and Tema Istanbul Showroom Landscape projects in the Gala Awards night held on October 14th.

20.08.2014
WAN METAL IN ARCHITECTURE

Yazgan Design Architecture is in the long list with 2 projects in the 2014 WAN Metal in Architecture Awards.

Yazgan Design Architecture is participating in the Metal in Architecture Section of the 2014 WAN Awards,  with the Tema Istanbul Showroom and Aselsan Golbası Campus projects.  Now in its sixth year, the WAN AWARDS has evolved into one of the world's largest architectural awards programs with participation from over 72 countries. 

20.08.2014
VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Volkswagen Arena opened its doors on June 19th with Travis!

Designed by Yazgan Design Architecture, Volkswagen Arena is located in Uniq Istanbul (Ayazağa Culture Center), which is designed by ERA Planning Architecture Consulting. Volkswagen Arena is on its way to becoming one of Europe's distinct entertainment facilities. Volkswagen Arena opened with Travis on June 19th and was followed up by Bob Dylan on June 20th and the Pixies on June 24th. The superior sound quality achieved through the acoustic infrastructure of Volkswagen Arena is receiving lots of attention and praise.

Photographs taken during the concerts given at Volkswagen Arenacapture extraordinary moments. As seen in the image, the audience added extra color and excitement to the concert by opening their umbrellas in accompaniment to the 'Why does it always rain on me'  piece by Travis.

All proceeds of the events during the month of June will be donated to SOMA. (www.somaicinmuzik.com)

15.07.2014
ASELSAN

THE ASELSAN REHIS CAMPUS PROJECT WAS SELECTED IN THE 14TH CYCLE OF THE 20+10+X WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY AWARDS

Designed by Yazgan Design Architecture, the Aselsan Rehis Campus was one of the 19 projects awarded in the 14th cycle through a rating system of all members and votes of the Honorary Members.  Situated in Gölbaşı-Ankara, the 90.000m2 Aselsan Rehis Campüs, is composed of diverse buildings such as: offices, procurement facilities, and a social center.  The buildings found in the campus are held to the utmost international standards and are designed to respond to multiple technical and engineering requirements.  These diverse buildings are connected to each other through a 18.65 m high steel arcade that continues for 585 meters. While connecting the otherwise singular buildings, the arcade also develops a relationship with the Konya road that runs parallel to the site in terms of scale, speed, and distance. The landscape design of the project becomes a part of the overall architectural design incorporating such elements as shadow, color, rhythm, and texture. 

15.01.2014
ONS İNCEK

The Luxury Residences of 'ONS INCEK, ' were introduced during a press release held in the sales office on May 23rd.

The press release held in the sales office was conducted by the founder of Yazgan Design Architecture, Kerem Yazgan, the ONS Construction board member, Tuna Atalay, the ONS Construction Coordinator, Tuğrul Balaban, and the ONS Construction Marketing and Sales Manager, Emre Balaban. As one of Ankara's most favored residential projects, the ONS Incek Residences project was presented to members of the press. Along with the presentation, the questions of the press were answered and the sample apartments were toured. 

29.05.2014
Ministry of National Education competition

Yazgan Design Architecture wins first place in the Bursa-Nilüfer group in the campus design competition

A total of 156 architects/design teams were invited to compete in the preselected National Educational Campus Design Competition that was opened on November 30th 2012 by the Ministry of National Education. Out of the 156 competitors,  the 48 groups that competed in the first round and the 72 groups that competed in the second round were invited by the Ministry of National Education to compete, while the remaining qualified 36 groups will compete in third round of the competition. 
Yazgan Design Architecture was one of the 6 design teams that competed in the second round of the competition in the city of Bursa-Nilüfer and won first place with their design proposal. 
The foundation of the overall  design approach to the educational campus of Bursa-Nilüfer is the systematic relationship created between the educational facilities and the proposed "courtyard-street." Separated into 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, each autonomous educational block is formed around a courtyard while also being connected to each other through a "street." The campus design consists of approximately 100.000 m2 and contains 400 classrooms that serves 10.000 students.  The design proposal, with its architectural, spatial, and structural elements strives to not only be a part of educational  practice, but also make great contributions to education as well.  
15.07.2013
10th Year

The Exhibition Of Yazgan Design Architecture In Its 10th Anniversary

The 24th exhibition of "TSMD / Koleksiyon Hosts Architects" event which will presert YAZGAN DESIGN ARCHITECTURE / Begüm Yazgan, Kerem Yazgan, is opening on 12 June 2013, at Koleksiyon Ankara Headquarters.

05.06.2013
A'Design Bronze Award - Knauf Arena

Yazgan Design Architecture Has Won The “A’Design Bronze Award”

Yazgan Design Architecture that has prominent projects both in Turkey and in the international arena, was granted to an "A’Design Award.” “Knauf Arena” which was designed by Yazgan Design Architecture and realized in last October, received an “A’Design Bronze Award” in the category of “Interior Space and Exhibition Design.” Begüm Yazgan and Kerem Yazgan received their award within the awards ceremony held in Como, on 14 April 2013.
 
Consisting of a 10,000 m² area “Knauf Arena” was one of the largest temporary expositions of its kind.  Knauf’s product line consists of over 1200 products and over 150 ‘systems’ comprising of these products. With their re-structuring in mind, Knauf separated these products into 7 different expertise categories.  Designing a method with which to display the products and systems, Yazgan Design focused on the idea of a 360 degree un-obscured view of the entire interior. Besides, lighting design of the space which was realized by German Lighting Designer Naveen Mehling, allowed the visitors to enjoy the exhibition from every angle and in its entirety. 
20.04.2013
Arkiv Anthologies 2012

"Knauf Arena" Project Was Granted To Take Part In Arkiv Anthologies 2012

“Knauf Arena”, designed by Yazgan Design Architecture was granted to take part in Arkiv Anthologies 2012. Arkiv Anthologies 2012, held by Arkitera Architecture Center aims to certify constructed buildings in 2012. “Knauf Arena” will be displayed on the exhibition during the “ArkiPARC 2013” between 10-11 April 2012.
By re-creating the interior space of the exhibition hall, “Knauf Arena” became a platform with which Knauf, a world leader in construction materials, showcased their re-branding and re-structuring efforts through the display and demonstration of their new products. “Knauf Arena,” was one of the largest temporary expositions of its kind. 
Consisting of a 10,000 m² area, “Knauf Arena” was designed with a “built-up in 5-6 days, taken down in a day” concept in mind. Designing a method with which to display the products and systems, Yazgan Design focused on the idea of a 360 degree un-obscured view of the entire interior. 
18.02.2013
Two Projects, Two Awards

Yazgan Design Architecture Has Received Two Awards In “The European Property Awards 2012"

Yazgan Design Architecture has received “Best Retail Architecture Award” both in Turkey and in Europe with Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center project and “Highly Commended Award”  with Yenigün Construction Headquarters project in the “European Property Awards 2012” which is one of the most prestigious property awards in Europe.
The best developments, architecture and interior design from across the length and breadth of Europe were celebrated at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center project will compete with the other regional awarded projects from Arabia, Asia Pacific, Africa, the UK and the America as a part of “The International Property Awards 2012”. Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center is developed by Corio. Besides, architectural design of the project was realized by Altoon Partners and architectural project was realized by Yazgan Design Architecture. 
01.07.2012
TARSU IS OPENED

Tarsu Shopping And Entertainment Center Is Opened In Tarsus

Corio, which is one of the leading investment companies in Europe with a 7.5 billion Euros portfolio, has opened it’s 7th Shopping and Entertainment Center in Tarsus. Architectural Design of the project was realized by Altoon Partners and Architectural Project was realized by Yazgan Design Architecture. The project was assessed with the degree "Very Good" - the highest ranking of all buildings in Turkey- by BREEAM International.
Element of "Water" is the main concept of the design of Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center and defined as “a place where water turns in to pleasure”. Tarsu will be an inimitable entertainment and living space for the local people, with it’s 27.700 m² rentable areas, national and international brands, easy access and exciting architectural design.
14.03.2012
Ankara Arena Has Won the 2nd Prize in 'Cityscape Awards'

Yazgan Design Architecture Has Won The 2nd Prize In "Cityscape Awards For Architecture In The Emerging Markets"

Yazgan Design Architecture has won the 2nd Prize in “Cityscape Awards for Architecture in the Emerging Markets” with Ankara Arena Multi Functional Sports Hall in the category of “Community Built” works, in the status of “Highly Commended”.

Ankara Arena which was previously selected as nominee of the Mies van der Rohe Awards has got one more award during the Gala Dinner held on 27th of September, in Dubai, organised within the “Cityscape Global 2011” which rewards architectural firms with their works achieved in diverse categories in terms of their design quality, performance and vision.

Ankara Arena Sports Hall which hosted lots of important organisations like 2010 World Basketball Championship, continously present its importance for Capital-Ankara and for Turkey.

28.09.2011
1st Prize in Expo 2012 Korea

1st Prize in EXPO 2012 Korea, Ark Group – Turkey Pavilion Invited Design Competition

Expo, which is held by Bureau International des Expositions (International Exhibitions Bureau) since 1851 as a meeting point of world cultures and histories, will take place in South Korea in 2012. Exposition has the theme of international and regional scaled Ocean protection, commitment, exploring and supporting environmental problems. Yazgan Design Architecture has won the 1st Pirze in Expo 2012 Korea, Ark Group-Turkey Pavilion Invited Design Competition, with it’s “Rhythm Cube” themed project.

28.06.2011
Modsim&Arena are nominiees for Mies Van Der Rohe Awards

Modsim & Arena Buildings are Nominees for Mies Van Der Rohe Awards

2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award nominees was unveiled on December 2010. Two projects of the Yazgan firm were selected as nominees of the award, which is granted every two years by the European Union and organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona. The Foundation offers a reward for architects around Europe for their outstanding contribution to innovative architectural ideas. It aims at the development of a cultural understanding of the role of architects in shaping urban context. Nominees are selected through an investigation of independent experts from all over Europe and European architectural associations. The two projects of Yazgan firm, which are declared as nominees, are Middle East Technical University Modsim Simulation and Research Center and Ankara Arena Multi-Purpose Sports Hall, respectively.

Modsim building has a double program; simulation and research center. Although these two different programs do not mix in terms of circulation, they are designed in such a way that they can be integrated in the future. In order to gain this flexibility in the programmatic development, the plan development is interrelated with a grid in the third dimension. The whole structural system and the components that make up of the building are located through a 7m x 7m. main grid and a 1.4m. x 1.4m. secondary grid. A matrix is formed through that development.

The other nominee, Ankara Arena Hall, is designed mainly for sports activities, such as, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ice hockey, boxing, etc. Furthermore, the building can harbor such cultural activities like concerts and congresses. It meets all the design criteria put out by FIBA (International Basketball Federation). Furthermore, it follows universal design principles; disabled and elderly people, and families with children can easily access and circulate throughout the building. There are private lodges for the disabled. The tribunes are designed via the development of parabolic sections in order to develop an equal angle of vision for every audience. A significant landscape planning was developed, with a considerable amount of tree, for not only the area itself, but also the surrounding approach routes.

02.03.2011
Modsim is in First 50 in WA Awards

Modsim Building is in First 50 for World Architecture Awards

World Architecture is an online community initiated by Süha Özkan. The Honorary members are those who are involved in architectural theory and practice. World Architecture Community Awards highlights and publishes significant architectural works that gives way to the reconsideration of contemporary architectural environment. The award draws attention to the gap between theory and practice in architectural works and rewards those which give way a discourse. Middle East Technical University Modsim Simulation and Research Center was awarded as one of the 50 top rated projects in the WA Awards 7th cycle, through a procedure in which all member's ratings and the votes of all Honorary Members are effective in the final decisions.

02.03.2011
Designography Presentations

Yazgan Design Met with the Students of Architecture

Yazgan Design Architecture was presented to the students of architecture though diverse conferences held at the universities in various cities of Turkey.

The first one was on 9 December 2009 in Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Kerem Yazgan hosted the event at Kubbealtı Hall. He introduced MODSIM Research and Simulation Center building to the audience. After the meeting, the audience visited the building, which is located at the Technopark of METU under Kerem Yazgan's supervision.

The second one was in Başkent University Hall, Ankara, Turkey, on April 2010. Kerem Yazgan, which was one of the guest speakers at the event, briefly presented the recent works of Yazgan Design Architecture to the audience. He emphasizes how the ideas he developed in his PhD thesis, “Designography of Architecture”, was reflected to his work.

The third one was on 20 April 2010 at Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. After a brief presentation of the firm, Kerem Yazgan spoke on the ways in which his thoughts on design find a place in his architectural products.

The fourth one was at the Chamber of Architects Meeting Hall in Denizli, Turkey, on 24 September 2010. In the conference, Kerem Yazgan mentioned that his research on “design acts” for his PhD thesis helped in developing a design approach in which he applied in various projects realized in Yazgan firm.

The fifth one was on 7 October 2010, at Konak Atatürk Cultural Center in Izmir, Turkey. Kerem and Begüm Yazgan presented their ideas that shape their design philosophy. Kerem Yazgan briefly mentioned about the systematics of his design theory under the title “Designography”, the same label of his doctoral thesis that was completed in 2003. He gave examples on the ways in which he applied his theory in various projects completed in Yazgan Design Architecture. Begüm Yazgan spoke on the ideas of landscaping regarding the aforementioned projects.

The sixth one was on 13 May 2011, at Gazi University Yükseliş Hall, Ankara, Turkey. Kerem Yazgan mentioned about his practices on “design process” and answered the questions addressed by the students within “Was a dream…then? Conversations” activity which is coordinated by the students of Department of Architecture.