The Second Urban Furniture Design Ideas Competition, organized in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture and Famagusta Municipality, has been completed. A total of 55 students participated in the said competition, which was held for the second time this year, with 32 projects. Students showed great interest in the competition, which was open to the design departments of universities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Having taken place under the coordination of EMU Interior Architecture Department academic staff member Prof. Dr. Maya Öztürk, the event was organised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zehra Öngül. And Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Güley. The reporters of the competition were research assistants Gülde Kasım and Soheil Soleimani.
Mayor of Famagusta Municipality İsmail Arter, EMU Architecture Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı and Famagusta Municipality Deputy Director Abide Eryaşar were the advisory jury members in the competition. Famagusta Municipality Architect Ali Sarıyel, Urban Design and Landscape Architect Defne Feridun Kara, Landscape Architect Simge Bozkırlı Kağan, Architect Hüseyin Erdoğdu and Civil Engineer Atilla Aypar formed the jury of the said competition.
In the competition, which was held in two stages, besides the three projects that ranked high, three projects deemed worthy of mention were also selected. According to the results of the competition, Roshan Zandi, Hıla Rajabi and Hafsa Taimoor won the first prize with the pseudonym 2086RH, Papatya Ertüzün received the second prize under the pseudonym PA328, and Ayşe Melike Ülkü, Merve Şahiner and Emine Sarı received the third prize with the pseudonym ME 432.
The projects deemed worthy of mention were Niuosha Shafiei’s work under the pseudonym NSH2119, Gizem Doğan’s work under the pseudonym IS302 and İbrahim Çetinkaya’s work under the pseudonym HM4279. The dates when the winning projects will receive their awards will be determined and announced by the municipality.
In a statement made by EMU Architecture Faculty, Department of Interior Architecture, it was stated that the project area is on Canbulat Street, located in the center of the Gazimağusa Walled City district. The competition aimed to involve design students to create fixed seating units in lively and livable urban spaces. The project, which won the first place, is planned to be implemented by the municipality. Upon the implementation of the project, it is thought that the project area will become more lively and functional and will contribute to the city life and appearance aesthetically.