The jury of the 2nd International Nurten Aksugür Best Concept Communication Competition, organised by Eastern Mediterranean University, Architecture Faculty, Interior Architecture Department and sponsored by Aksugür family, assembled for evaluation of the submitted projects.
Formed by Prof. Dr. Erdal Aksugür, Prof. Wolfgang Grillitsch, Prof. Dr. Müge Bozdayı, Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nil Paşaoğulları Şahin, Assist. Prof. Dr. Münevver Özgür Özersay and Assist. Prof. Dr. Guita Farivarsadri, the jury evaluated a total of 62 projects submitted by local and international participants. Following the evaluations, winners of the three awards, three honorable mentions and 3 jury special awards were announced.
Cihat Çaglar from TOBB University received the first prize and Merve S. Yuvarlak from EMU was awarded the second prize. The jury announced Berke Ozkay Özkok as the winner of the third prize. Projects of Nazim Dağdeviren from Kocaeli University, Ayşe Özgu Birler from EMU and Ş. Büşra Ümütlü from Hacettepe University received honorable mention awards. Mustafa Maraşlı and Fatemeh Monzavi from EMU and Omemah Bugshan from Ve Dar Al-Hekma University also received jury special awards.
Competition coordinator Dr. Guita Farivarsadri stated that this unique competition aims to promote creative and critical thinking and motivate and support students in considering the importance of design concepts, which they then communicate in individualized and alternative ways. Department Chair Prof. Dr. Uğur Dağlı also expressed the department’s pride in successfully organising a comprehensive competition at a large scale.
A jury selection from entries will be exhibited both electronically on the web and physically in the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Architecture between 12 and 16 October 2015. The award ceremony will be held on 16th of October 2015 in the Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University.