Meet the speaker: Doğan Hasol

This year, Yapi – Turkeybuild Istanbul welcomes back a key figure in the event’s history – Dr. Doğan Hasol, engineer, architect, and a key figure in founding Yapi – Turkeybuild.

Doğan Hasol co-founded the Building Information Centre (YEM) in Istanbul, and as CEO until 2013 steered its organisation of courses, conferences, seminars, and the establishment of the Virtual Architecture Museum and the publication of vocational catalogues and books on architecture and art (primarily YAPI Magazine and YAPI Catalogue).

In 1978, the Building Information Centre (YEM) established Yapi – Turkeybuild Istanbul, the country’s first event of its kind in Turkey, which has become the region’s leading building exhibition over the past 41 years.

As a multi-award-winning architect, Doğan Hasol continues to practice architecture for HAS Mimarlık Ltd, which he founded alongside his wife and daughter, both of whom are architects.

Ahead of his appearance, Doğan Hasol told us, “The fact that Yapi – Turkeybuild Istanbul has become the region’s biggest building exhibition and one of the top five largest exhibitions in the world after 40 years of hard work makes us extremely proud.

“Today, we are living in the Information Age (information and communication). As the founder of this exhibition, I am pleased that the exhibition has retained its focus on sharing information, now with Business Development Platform events.”

Hear Doğan Hasol at Yapi – Turkeybuild 2018

Doğan Hasol will be speaking at Yapi – Turkeybuild 2018 on the topic 20th century Turkish Architecture and the present.

His talk will centre around his new book 20th Century Turkish Architecture, in which he seeks to answer the question ‘is there architecture in Turkey?’ Dr. Hasol demonstrates 100 years of change and development in Turkey’s architecture with 190 structures designed by approximately 150 architects.

The book chronologically lists Turkey’s architecture in line with the respective movements and periods and evaluates and comments on the current state of Turkey’s architecture.

Dr. Hasol will be available after his talk to sign his acclaimed book 20th Century Turkish Architecture, in cooperation with YEM Bookstore.

Join Doğan Hasol at 11:30am on 11 May 2018 at the Yapi Arena (Hall 14).