The first architecture festival of Turkey, organized by Arkitera Architecture
Center, will take place on 4-9 October 2004 in the Imperial Mint Buildings
of The
History Foundation. Just like other examples being celebrated for years
throughout
Europe, the 1st Istanbul Architecture Festival will bring together the
architectural
community for a whole week.

The festival, with Aykut Köksal as the curator in its first year, focuses
on the
theme of being young with the title of “Light But Heavy”. It will create a
platform
for the discussion of being young in architecture and at the same time
aims to share
the theories, processes and products of architecture with simultaneous
activities.

The exhibitions and conferences displaying the works and awards of young
architects,
meetings citing the youth works of master architects, workshops bringing
together
students and architects of different generations, speeches presenting new
perspectives of Turkish and foreign theorists and multidisciplinary
meetings are
some of the major activities of the festival. Conceptual studies of different
disciplines bringing alternative openings to architecture are also
included in the
festival program. In addition, documentary films will be shown in each day
of the
festival.


The registration for the activities with limited quotas, such as workshops,
breakfast meetings, building visits and film screenings will be carried
out in the
official web site of the festival which is www.mimarlikfestivali.org.
Students and
Arkitera Card owners will have special discounts for accomodation,
transportation
and festival entrance.

1st Istanbul Architecture Festival is supported by Istanbul Metropolitan
Municipality and Istanbul Bilgi University and is sponsored by many
institutions.
Kale Group, Geberit, Lafarge, Siemens “Home Technologies”, Garanti Bank,
Duravit,
Shell Gas, Franke, Century 21, Ariston and Cimsa are among the major
sponsors of the
festival.

Please forward any questions about 1st Istanbul Architecture Festival and the
program to [email protected] or Arkitera Architecture Center.

For detailed information:
Pinar Gökbayrak
Arkitera Architecture Center
T: +90 216 355 0722
F: +90 216 386 9430
E: [email protected]