SOUR's Seapeaker selected among the Young Architects Program for Istanbul Modern

December 26, 2012

The project for the first temporary installation of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program has been announced. The program is carried out by Istanbul Modern in partnership with theMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA) / MoMA PS1 and co-sponsored by Polimeks and VitrA. Designed by SO? Architecture and Ideas, the project entitled Sky Spotting Stop will be built in early June in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard. It will host special events addressing especially the young audience and can be used throughout the summer of 2013 by museum visitors of all ages. In addition to the winner, the designs proposed by all the finalists of the YAP International programs will be exhibited atIstanbul Modern, MoMA PS1, MAXXI, and CONSTRUCTO.

The jury is formed of architectural experts and of representatives from Istanbul Modern and the other Young Architects Programs. The jury consists of Emre Arolat (architect), Çelenk Bafra (Curator, Istanbul Modern), Barry Bergdoll (The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA), Pippo Ciorra (Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura), Levent Çalıkoğlu (Chief Curator, Istanbul Modern), Pelin Derviş (YAP Istanbul Modern Coordinator), Oya Eczacıbaşı (Chair of the Board, Istanbul Modern), Cevdet Erek (artist / architect), Pedro Gadanho (Curator of Contemporary Architecture, MoMA), Prof. Suha Özkan (President of the Jury / architect), Melkan Tabanlıoğlu (architect), and Han Tümertekin (architect). From among proposed projects the jury selected the project Sky Spotting Stop to be built in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard.

Haze of Alper Derinboğaz (Salon2); seapeaker of Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray of SOUR, Meriç Kara, and Engin Ayaz (YAP Istanbul Modern Design Group); Tearing the Ground of Onat Öktem and Zeynep Öktem (ONZ Architects), IM Debris ofÖmer Selçuk Baz (Yalın Mimarlık) were the other projects developed for Istanbul Modern’s courtyard and presented to the jury on February 1 in addition to Sky Spotting Stop of Sevince Bayrak and Oral Göktaş (SO? Architecture and Ideas).

The Young Architects Program International offers young designers and architects the opportunity to design spaces that promote uses such as rest, play, and relaxation as well as host diverse events, including concerts, spectacles, exhibitions, and performances. Architects are encouraged to address environmental issues, notions of sustainability, reuse and recycling and to create innovative projects providing elements of shade, water, and seating that would increase the possibilities of use in open-air spaces.

The Yap Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program is an expansion of the Young Architects Program International carried out at MoMA PS1 in New York, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, and the cultural organization CONSTRUCTO in Santiago.

Source: Istanbul Modern


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