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Archisections 8 will discuss sustainable and ecological structures in October 18-19, 2018 in Istanbul

Turkey - May 17, 2018 - 00:08   730 views

International Sustainable Architecture and Ecological Structuring Summit entitled "ArchiSections 8" will be held between October 18-19, 2018 in Istanbul Çiragan Palace. 

ArchiSections Conference, focusing on “Infinite Shades of Green & Blue”, will be held in Istanbul between October 18-19 at Çiragan Palace with the theme “The Greener, The Bluer Ecological Structuring and Sparing Space to Nature in Urban Areas and Megacities!”. The conference becomes prominent as an important event by mentioning the selection of Istanbul as ‘Creative City’ in terms of design by UNESCO. 

WOHA's Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

At the ArchiSections conference, variety of presentations will take place from urban design to structural architecture aiming to find solutions to problems in an international architectural platform where participants will feel the power of nature. Also an answer to the following question will be under the spotlight “Can we create healthier living environment with sustainable ecological balance of green and blue in urbanized areas?”

The conference will consist of solution examples of the countries in 5 different continents, with cities that give importance to design with an environmental way of understanding, unusual approaches, and revolutionary case studies and also will take Istanbul as a case study to discuss the blue-green solutions, urban transformation samples and Anatolian historical region applications.

ArchiSections' speakers at the 2018 Conference. More speakers to be announced soon. Image courtesy of ArchiSections

The delegates, the world’s famous architects will participate with their case analysis in the conference. The Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi will have a lecture how Hiroshima city which has been transformed from bombed city into a green city. Curitiba presentation of Prof. Dr. Suha Ozkan, the Founder and President of World Architecture Community, and surprising exemplary cases of the countries: America, Europe and Africa will be at the architectural platform of Archisections conference.

Architects, engineers, businessmen, investors, contractors and real estate community, authorities of the Ministry of Environment& Urban Affairs, companies in the interior architecture sector, municipalities and urban planners, representatives of tourism industry, engineers and architecture students, conscious consumers are expected to participate to the conference. The participation of local & world famed environmentalist are expected to attend the Gala along with the Green and Blue Project Awards Ceremony.

Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg by Herzog&de Meuron. Image © Maxim Schulz

ArchiSections is also launching an International Green-Blue Award Competition to select the best projects that exemplify the integration of design excellence and sustainable performance, which will be evaluated under the title of "GREEN-BLUE International Project Awards".  Details about the competition will be shared soon. 

The Green Award will be given to small or medium scale Home or tower/building, while the Blue Award will be awarded the best larger scale master plan for a settlement or multi-building. Read the criteria about submissions from here.

Participating projects must be completed within the last 4 years; projects from around the world are expected to participate in the contest to be announced and opened to public votes by World Architecture Community.

ArchiSections conference which is supported by Tourism and Culture Ministry, Turkish Airlines, Green Planet Architects, Total Solution Provider and foundations as GAD Foundation, WWF will be held at Çırağan Palace with exhibitions and 2D/3D poster presentations.

The spokesperson M. Architect Sevinç Ormancı, the coordinator of the advisory board consisting of famous architects, institutions representatives, and environmentalists said “we embrace everybody with common mind, equally but we also expect the participation of all related professionals to the platform where the designs and applications for a better life will forefront.”

The debut promotion abroad was held on the MIPIM real estate summit in Cannes.

ArchiSections online registration is on with early bird discounts. Special registration fee is available for architecture and environment students.

For more detailed info about participation, exhibition, poster session, event and registration, please visit ArchiSections. Download the full program from ArchiSections presentation.pdf.

Top image: Vertical Forest in Milan by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra), Italy. Image courtesy of Boeri Studio 

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