Yazgan Design Architecture Has Won The “A’Design Bronze Award” With “Knauf Arena"
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.
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. The architectural design of the project was realized by Altoon Partners and the architectural project was realized by Yazgan Design Architecture.
"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 interiorspace 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.
The International Property Awards 2012 Exhibition Was Held At The MIPIM 2013
Projects that have received an award by the "International Property Awards 2012" exhibited during the MIPIM Fair in France which has been the biggest real estate fair around the world since 1990. Yazgan Design Architecture and Altoon Partners' "Best Retail Architecture in Europe Award" winner project Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center, Yazgan Design Architecture's "Best Office Development Award" winner project Yenigün Construction Headquarters and other prominet projects presented to the visitors.
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.
"Knauf Arena" The Largest Individual Trade Fair Designed By Yazgan Design Architecture
Knauf company which has the most comprehensive solution alternatives with more than 1.200 products in the construction sector, realized "Knauf Arena" as the largest individual trade fair in the sector. Knauf Arena with it's round angle design, designed by Yazgan Design Architecture, drew the attention with it's lighting design by the consultancy of Naveen Mehling.
During the organisation, Knauf products and solutions that are using by the construction sector and directly affecting the quality of our lives, presented by demonstrations. The fair with 10.000 square meters took place between October 3-7, 2012 at the CNR Expo in Istanbul.
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.
Ankara Arena is a Shortlisted Nominee for Cityscape Awards
"Cityscape Global" is an organization that develops network among those that are related with the global real estate business through such organizations as fairs, congresses, seminars and exhibitions. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this organization develops an award system that rewards architectural firms with their works achieved in diverse categories in terms of their design quality, performance and vision. Yazgan Design Architecture became the shortlisted nominee for the year 2011 with Ankara Arena Multi Functional Sports Hall in the category "Community Built" works. For detailed information about the organization and shortlisted projects, please visit http://www.cityscapeglobal.com
Capital City's Heart Will Beat in Ankara Arena
Ankara Arena Sports Hall, one of the most important sports facilities of Turkey, will be the address of basketball in capital. Beko Basketball League teams; Turkish Telecomunication and Hacettepe University, teams from Turkish Basketball Minor League; Young Telecom and Capital Youth Sports Club, will play in Ankara Arena during the 2011-2012 season.
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.
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.
Ankara Arena Sports Hall, Orange House & TBF Headquarters Projects were Granted to Take Part in ARKIV Anthologies 2010
Arkiv Anthologies 2010 which was held by Arkitera Architecture Center to cetify architectural production and to create a literature, was announced on 20 April 2011 through the jury evaluation. Ankara Arena Sports Hall, Orange House and TBF Headquarters projects of Yazgan Design Architecture were granted to take part in Arkiv Anthologies 2010.
Ashgabat Winter Sports Complex Is Opened With A Spectacular Ceremony
Ashgabat Winter Sports Complex whose Architectural Project is realized by Yazgan Design Architecture and Polimeks Design Group is opened with a spectacular ceremony. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov has participated to the ceremony of the project which has a 135 Billion Euros value. Ceremony took place during the 20th anniversary events of Turkmenistan’s independency. Ice skater’s shows from foreign countries enlivened the ceremony.
Ice Palace which is located in the center of capital city, Ashgabat, includes ice hockey building built according to international norms, a sports school with 350 students capacity and a dormitory with four storey and 300 person capacity. Also, a second covered ice hockey field exits in the palace for people who want to learn ice skating. Besides, palace contains all spaces prescibed by the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Yenigun Construction Headquarters Building is in Service
Yenigün Construction Industry and Commerce is an incorporation based in Ankara, Turkey. Founded in 1973, it is the principal supplier of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) projects in Turkey. Yenigün realized many infrastructural and superstructural projects all around the world, including the Gazprom Building in Moscow, IKEA MEGA Shopping Center in Omsk, Gdynia submarine base renovation project in Poland. Yenigün Construction headquarters building that was designed by Yazgan Design Architecture is opened.
Middle East Technical University MEMS Building is Opened
MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) refers to mechanical systems in very small scales, which are driven by electricity. The technology is currently used in a wide spectrum of areas, such as, automotive, biomedical, telecommunication and defence industries. Middle East Technical University MEMS Research and Application Center deals with this technology-in-the-nano-scale that is about to shape life patterns of the future. It aims at integrating the electro-mechanical nano forms into our daily lives. The research building that was redesigned and renovated by Yazgan Design Architecture is opened.
Arkiv Meeting No.11 was Held at Ankara Arena
ARKIV Meetings, hosted by Arkitera Architectural Center and sponsored by Kalebodur, a well-known ceramic company in Turkey, was held in Ankara Arena Sports Hall on 28 January 2011. The architect of the hall, Kerem Yazgan, introduced the building to the attendees of the event, among which were Arkitera founder Ömer Yılmaz, Kalebodur representative Pelin Özgen, and architects from leading architectural offices. The details of the project were issued in 16 pages in the January volume of Raf Magazine. Kerem Yazgan briefly outlined the details of the project to the audience.
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.
Modsim is the part of the National Architecture Awards Exhibition
National Architecture Awards is the first initiative at the institutional scale that aims to develop architectural culture in Turkey. The awards are held with an exhibition about the candidate built forms. The exhibition circulates on local and global architectural arena until the subsequent award period. It aims at introducing Turkish architects to architectural environment all over the world. The exhibition catalogue is published in the form of a book in both Turkish and English languages and distributed to the global members of the Union of International Associations of Architecture, their libraries, universities and private cultural institutions. Middle East Technical University Modsim Simulation and Research Center is one of the candidate buildings who achieved the honor to represent architectural culture of Turkey through the National Architecture Awards Exhibition.
Tarsu Shopping Mall is a BREEAM Assessor
BREEAM is a well-known environmental assessment method for buildings. It has a ranking system based on the buildings' green performances in technical terms. The BREEAM assessor buildings attain worldwide market recognition for its environmental merits. Sustainable design has not only environmental, but also economical impact; it helps to reduce carbon cycle as well as building management costs. Tarsu Shopping and Entertainment Center, which the architectural and landscape construction projects were realized by Yazgan Design Architecture, were assessed with the degree "Very Good" - the highest ranking of all buildings in Turkey- by BREEAM International.
Ankara Arena Hall Hosted 2010 World Basketball Championship
Ankara Arena Multi-Functional Sports Hall, which its design was realized by Yazgan firm, hosted the Game 5 of 2010 World Basketball Championship that was held between 28 August and 2 September 2010. The championship was organized by FIBA, Turkish Basketball Federation and 2010 Organization Committee, respectively. 24 countries attended the sports event that took place in the diverse cities of Turkey. Turkish Basketball Team took lead for the first time in world championships as they beat all countries of the Game 5.
TBF Launched the Construction of Headquarters Designed by YAZGAN
Turkish Basketball Federation has launched the construction of its new headquarters on 6 September 2010. Yazgan Design Architecture realized architectural, interior design and landscape projects of the building located on 2000 square meters of land in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul. One of the attendees of the opening ceremony, FIBA President Bob Elphinston, declared the New Headquarters Building and Ankara Arena Sports Hall, which was designed by Yazgan firm as well, as "impressive examples about the outstanding achievements of the government-federation alliance". The building, which has an open view to the Yedikule historical city walls, was realized in five months.
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.
The seventh one was on 8 March 2012, at Osmangazi University in Eskişehir, Turkey. Kerem Yazgan met with the students with in the context of presentation including all the projects realized by Yazgan Design Architecture and the competition experiences. Presentation became more usefull by the questions of students.
The eighth one was on 13 March 2012, at Bilkent University, in Ankara, Turkey. Philosophy of Yazgan Design Architecture, phases and projects of the company presented by Kerem Yazgan with a comprehensive speech.
The next presentation is held on 18 May 2012 at Middle East Technical University with the keen participation of students. Kerem Yazgan explained how Designography is applicable for urban scale. He used different examples and projects realized by Yazgan Design Architecture.
Tenth presentation launched by Arhitekst Company and Oris architecture and culture magazine under the name of 'Days of Oris'. Pritzker Prize holder Glenn Murcutt (Australia), Francisco Mangado (Spain),Idis Turato (Croatia), Toma Plejic (Croatia), Brigitte Weber (Turkey), Kerem Yazgan (Turkey), and Han Tümertekin (Turkey) presented their recent architectural practices and experiences.
The next presentation is held on 15 Nov 2012 at Middle East Technical University with the participation of fourth year students. Kerem Yazgan presented his research on “designography of architecture” by various applied projects.
The presentation is held on 14 December 2012 at Tevfik Fikret High School. Phd. Architect Kerem Yazgan presented his ideas and experiences. Also, he has informed the students about the design philosophy and the projects realized by Yazgan Design Architecture.
Kerem Yazgan was a Jury Member at "Knauf Inc. Gypsumboard®" Project Competition
Knauf Inc., the global gypsumboard company, announced the winners of the "Knauf Inc. Gypsumboard®" Project Competition on 16 May 2010. The competition was for the students of architecture and interior design that are educated at Turkish universities. Inspired by the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture events, the task of the year 2010 was designing a Concert and Performance Center by using Knauf products and systems. The competition was held at two stages. The concept designs were evaluated at the first stage. The winners of this stage attended a training course of two days. They produced the working drawings of their winning projects for the second stage evaluations. Kerem Yazgan was among the jury members in the evaluation stage, which resulted in the rewarding of two winners and a one 3rd prize, unlike common grading.
Modsim is the Building of Choice for the Year 2009
Arkitera Architecture Center announced its choices for the year 2009; Middle East Technical University Modsim Research and Simulation Center became the Building of Choice. The results for the Arkitera Arkiv Building Choice Project, which is the result of the collaboration of the center with Çanakkale Ceramic Company, were announced at 17 March 2009. The project aims at developing a database system of architectural firms, buildings and architects of Turkey. The selection was carried on with the representatives of the Independent Architects Association and Arkitera Architecture Center.