Within the scope of a protocol signed by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Rector’s Office, EMU Architecture Faculty and Tülin Behaeddin (the wife of Turkish Cypriot modernist architect Ahmet Vural Behaeddin), the student awards competition will be taking place between the 21st and 23rd of October 2019 with the aim of keeping Ahmet Vural Behaeddin’s work and memory alive. The competition is open to 3rd and 4th year students of Architecture and Interior Architecture Departments of Turkish and Turkish Cypriot universities. Students can participate in the competition with design studio work completed in the previous academic year (2018-2019). There are a total of four categories in the competition for which students are expected to transform their projects from the indicated academic year into poster presentations.
Transcending the Borders of TRNC
EMU Architecture Faculty has started its preparations for the 8th annual competition. Universities from the TRNC (European University of Lefke, Cyprus International University, Girne American University, Final International University, Near East University etc…) nominate an academic staff member to be an organizational member of the student competition. For the first time this year, the student competition will transcend the borders of the TRNC and include the participation of Architecture Faculties from Turkey. According to the calendar of the competition organized by the EMU Architecture Faculty Ahmet Vural Behaeddin Commission comprised of President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Banu Tevfikler Çavuşoğlu, Prof. Dr. Mukaddes Polay, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zehra Öngül and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dr. Kağan Günçe the final date for submitting projects is Monday, the 21st of October 2019. The jury evaluation will be held on Wednesday, the 23rd of October 2019. The Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening will be on Friday, the 25th of October 2019. The exhibition will be between the 25th of October and the 1st of November 2019.
Cash Prizes to be Awarded
The general coordinator of the 2019 Ahmet Vural Behaeddin Student Awards Competition is Ekrem Ziver Bodamyalızade and the coordinator of the competition is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Banu Tevfikler Çavuşoğlu. The competition’s advisory committee is comprised of EMU Architecture Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Özgür Dinçyürek, EMU Architecture Faculty, Department of Architecture Chair Prof. Dr. Resmiye Alpar Atun, EMU Architecture Faculty, Department of Interior Architecture Chair Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı, Hakkı Atun and Tülin Behaeddin. Guest jury members from Turkey and Cyprus include important architects, interior architects, chamber presidents and representatives such as Nevzat Sayın, Esat Fişek, Ertuğ Ertuğrul, Ebru Olgun, Çağdaş Özgece and Resul Ergün. All competition participants will be delivered certificates and cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the different categories. Further information and application forms can be obtained from the website http:/farc.emu.edu.tr.