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Exclusive Interview: Architectural historian Olaf Bartels on contemporary Turkish architecture

Germany Architecture News - Nov 24, 2017 - 00:45   8635 views

Exclusive Interview: Architectural historian Olaf Bartels on contemporary Turkish architecture

Architectural historian, journalist and critic has evaluated "professional" contemporary Turkish architecture in an exclusive interview with World Architecture Community during the this year's World Architecture Festival.

Olaf Bartels, 58, is an architecture journalist, critic and historian and he studied architecture at the "Hochschule für bildende Künste" Hamburg. He is co-founder of CINEPOLIS für Raum, Architektur und Stadt im Film since 2000. 

Besides his teaching activity in Hamburg, Berlin, Braunschweig, Istanbul and Ankara, he has published numerous books and articles in periodical publications including Bauwelt, Baumeister, Deutsche Bauzeitung. His research focuses on modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries, architecture and urban planning in Turkey.

World Architecture Community has hosted a series of interviews with prominent architects, including Sir Peter Cook, Will Alsop and Murat Tabanlioglu, during the seminar program of World Architecture Festival 2017 - world-renowned architects were in conversation with Prof. Dr. Abdi Güzer, both an architect and critique. 

World Architecture Community is media partner for this year's World Architecture Festival. The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) took place this year between 15-17 November at the Arena Berlin, in Germany. Watch a short interview by Prof. Dr. Abdi Güzer with Olaf Bartels at WAF 2017, on November 16, 2017. 

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