Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Architecture Faculty, Department of Interior Architecture is celebrating its 20th year with a range of activities. A tree planting event took place with the aim of forming an “Interior Architecture Department 20th Year Grove”. The event was attended by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova, Architecture Faculty Dean’s Office, Interior Architecture Department Administration, members of academic staff and students from the department as well as other departments. The event took place in the area behind the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center. During the event which had a very large attendance 25 carob and 25 olive trees were planted.
Speaking about the event, EMU Interior Architecture Department Chair Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı stated “20 years ago we ambitiously founded our department. We have always been and still are proud to be the 5th university in Turkey and the TRNC to contribute to the spreading of the interior architecture profession. We decided to celebrate our proud year with a range of activities”. Prof. Dr. Dağlı also explained their reason for choosing carob and olive trees. “We chose these specific trees because we believe that they suit to the climate of Cyprus and can contribute produce.” Prof. Dr. Dağlı also stressed that they will constantly be attending to the maintenance of the grove.