16 - 19 April 2025 • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

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Event Programme

17 April - 20 April

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DAY THEME: "BEYOND THE BOX"

EXPANDING THE RECOGNIZED BOUNDARIES OF ARCHITECTURE

​​​​​•What does "normal" mean, and what does it mean to go beyond the norm?
•Architects and all creators need to reflect on themselves
•Business practices need to be renewed and improved for the entire chain to transform
•Singularity in plurality
•Plurality in architecture and renewal in implementation practices
•Togetherness
•Inter-scale dialogue
•Moving execution out of the comfort zone

In Collaboration with:

Keynote Speaker

Buşra Al

Plugofis Founder, Architect M. Sc.

  • 17 April
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

MATERIAL REVOLUTION IN CONSTRUCTION: CREATIVE PROCESSES & INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

• The future of building materials in the field of innovation and research and development (R&D)
• Latest technological innovations and developments in building materials: For example, nanotechnology applications, new composite materials increasing durability, or innovative building materials ensuring energy efficiency
•Next-generation tests, certification processes, and durability standards
•Aesthetic and design in materials
•Productivity-enhancing applications
•Selection of cost-effective materials and the economic aspect of building materials

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Lebriz Akdeniz

Communication and Brand Consultant

Speakers

Kenan Aracı

Turkish Construction Material Producers Association (Türkiye İMSAD) Deputy Chair

Yiğit Yakar

Scaffold and Formwork Manufacturers Association (IKSD) Chair

  • 17 April
  • 11:30 - 12:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

THE NEW CODE OF TRANSFORMATION: GAME-CHANGING COLLABORATIONS

Innovations and developments in the field of building materials: For example, nanotechnology applications, new composite materials that increase durability, or innovative building materials that provide energy efficiency

• Encouraging innovation through knowledge and experience sharing
• Storytelling collaborations: 5W 1H
• Product development process
• Prototype production
• Marketing and sales strategies
• Lessons learned and beyond

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Onur Atay

Urban.koop Co-Founder, Architect

Speakers

Aysel Abasova

Studio Blai Co-Founder, Art Director

Buse Berber Örçen

Nanomik Biotechnology Co- Founder

Nevra Hatipoğlu

ABS Gypsum CMO

Damla Demirel

PureCycle Co-Founder

  • 17 April
  • 13:30 - 14:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

FROM IDEA TO PRODUCT INTEGRATED DESIGN

•Academy-Industry Partnership: Shoulder-to-Shoulder Alliance
•Dynamics of interdisciplinary design
• Material knowledge and awareness in application
•Importance of material selection in the design process
•Principles of collective work, examples, good practices

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Burak Pekoğlu

BINAA Founder, Architect

Speakers

Damla Soyseven

BINAA, Architect

Erhan Vural

Erhan Vural Architecture & Urban Design Founder, Architect M.Sc.

M. Sinan Kılıç

KASSO Engineering Managing Partner

Şebnem Yücel (Prof.Dr.)

MEF University Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture

  • 17 April
  • 14:15-15:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

START-UP ECOSYSTEM: A GAME-CHANGER IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

İbrahim Elbaşı

BTM General Manager

Speakers

Furkan Can

Yaşam Kafesi Co-Founder

Yavuz Altun

Happy Center Ceo

  • 17 April
  • 15:30 - 16:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

YAPI TECH GARAGE START-UP PITCHES

In Collaboration with:

Speakers

Ahmet Miraç Örücü

Civerial Co-Founder

Furkan Can

Yaşam Kafesi Co-Founder

Hilal Kurt İrfanoğlu

Poder, Architect & Entrepreneur

Taha Şenipek

Kentseldonus.com Co-Founder

Ömer Gökçek

Stokartı Co-Founder

  • 17 April
  • 16:30 - 17:00
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

DAY THEME: "DESIGN, DERIVE, PRODUCE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ACTION!"

AI LITERACY: DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE

•Fundamental concepts: machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing
•Role of algorithmic design in architectural projects
•Data ethics and security
•Efficient working models
•Education needs of architects in artificial intelligence
•Strategies for keeping up with developments in artificial intelligence

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Bager Akbay

Artist, Educator

  • 18 April
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

REVOLUTION IN DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES: 3D, AI, AND IOT

•Function, advantages, and future potential of smart technologies
•AI programs pushing the boundaries of imagination
•Designer experience within infinite methods and forms
• Harmonizing technology in creative design processes
•Transformation, optimization, performance, data
•Interaction and collaboration among architects, engineers, and technology experts

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Ahmet Burçin Gürbüz

Atlas Space CEO

Speakers

Asena Kumsal Şen Bayram (Dr.)

Maltepe University Faculty Member in Department of Architecture in Faculty of Architecture and Design

Recai Uçok

Dex Cook CEO, Entrepreneur

  • 18 April
  • 11:30-12:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL TEXTURE: SPACE & MATERIAL SYNTHESIS

•Innovative applications for optimizing construction processes and project management with artificial intelligence
•AI powered material selection
•Compatibility of the material with the function of the space
•Contribution of smart materials to architecture

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu

Urban Atolye & Tuşpa NK, Architect

Speakers

Tuğrul Yazar (Prof. Dr.)

Faculty Member of Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Architecture

Hamid Hassanzadeh

Parametric Architecture Founder and Creative Director

  • 18 April
  • 13:30 - 14:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF SMART BUILDINGS: AI-SUPPORTED ARCHITECTURE

•Significant developments in the design, construction, and operation phases of buildings
•Efficiency in material selection and construction processes with machine learning
• AI-supported user experience design
•Building security, maintenance, and efficiency
•Human-centered design

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Sabri Gökmen (Doç.Dr.)

Kadir Has University Head of Architecture Department

Speakers

Arman Akdoğan

IND (Inter.National.Design) Architecture Founder, Architect

Can Uzun ( Dr.)

Altınbaş University, Head of the Architecture Department

Derya Toros

Founder of Toros and Partners, Creator of Backyard Workhub

  • 18 April
  • 14:15-15:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

TECHNOLOGY AS A COLLABORATION TOOL IN ARCHITECTURE:

In this discussion within the scope of the "Yapı Architecture Master Classes and Curated Tours” we explore the careers of three architects who center their careers around technology. We hear about their experiences, collaborations established, and the values added to their professional lives throughout the process. We will delve into the impact of design and architectural education on communication, implementing collaborations, and developing solutions for technology-centered issues.

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Volkan Taşkın

degostudio & Studio Pines Co-Founder

Speakers

Mehmet Berk Bostancı

Designer, Installation Artist, Instructor

M. Can Tanyeli

Architect, Academician

Suat Batuhan Esirger

ForestGuard Co-Founder, Istanbul Bilgi University Lecturer, M.Sc Architect

  • 18 April
  • 15:30-16:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

GOLDEN MAGNET STAND DESIGN AWARDS

In Collaboration with:

Jury

Akın Nalça

ETMK Member, Terminal Design Co-Founder & Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Lecturer

Cansu Aldaş

UCTEA Chamber of Interior Architects Board Member, Interior Architect M.Sc.

Derya Ekim Öztepe

UCTEA Chamber of Architects Istanbul Branch Member, MTF Project Co-Founder, Architect

Elif Ersoy

UCTEA Chamber of Civil Engineers Istanbul Branch Board Member

Selçuk İz

UCTEA Chamber of Civil Engineers Istanbul Branch Board Member & Yeditepe Uni. Faculty Member

  • 18 April
  • 17:00 - 17:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

DAY THEME: "BEYOND GREEN"

FOUNDATIONS OF NATURE-DRIVEN THINKING

The current crisis period is challenging every aspect of our lives, environmentally, economically, and socially. We are compelled to adapt our existing systems, solution packages, educational methods, and operational processes to align with the realities of this new era, developing resilient codes that can adapt. Impact-oriented thinking, in this sense, offers a thought system that can inspire significant changes and turn the potential of uncertainty into strength. Similarly, Nature-Based Solutions clearly articulate the acceptance that humans cannot win the battle against nature and envision a life in harmony with nature. These two concepts could serve as the roadmap for the new era, becoming the new reality for all leading industries, particularly the construction sector.

In Collaboration with:

Keynote Speaker

Enise Burcu Derinboğaz

Praxis Landscape Founder, Nature-Based Solutions Designer

  • 19 April
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

A CANDID VIEW ON SUSTAINABILITY

•Clues on the fair distribution of economic benefits in the construction sector
•Eco- friendly and socially responsible practices
•Future perspectives
•Qualified development of the structural environment in collaboration among various stakeholders
• Efforts ensuring the protection of local communities and the natural environment

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Sertaç Doğanay (Dr.)

Technology and Sustainability Communicator

Speakers

Kıvılcım Pınar Kocabıyık

Yuvam Dünya Association, Chair

Utku Güven

Esmiyor Co-Founder

  • 19 April
  • 11:30-12:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

BEYOND DRAFTS: BUILDING CARBON-NEUTRAL STRUCTURES

• Planning, developing, and managing based on sustainable architecture principles
•Reaching net-zero with nature-based materials
•Sustainability criteria and innovation in building materials
•Nature-based design from pixels to roots
•Renewable energy and carbon balancing in buildings

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Yasemin Somuncu

Architect M.Sc., Passive House Designer and Trainer, General Secretary of the Energy Efficiency and Management Association (EYODER), Co-Chair of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Turkey, and Co-Coordinator of the Sustainable Buildings Network

Speakers

Filiz Cingi Yurdakul

AURA Design Studio Founder

Mert Güller

Co-Founder of 3pmetrics

  • 19 April
  • 13:30-14:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

NATURE-DRIVEN ARCHITECTURE

•How is measuring sustainability possible? Developing strategic principles in architectural production
• Architecture evolving with sustainability principles encompassing environmental, social, and economic dimensions
•Ways to minimize the adverse effects of the structural environment and best practices
•The role of lightweight, durable, and sustainable materials in architectural design
• Environmentally friendly and recyclable building materials
•Innovative materials used for energy-saving products and green buildings
•Imagination and production in data pollution

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Enise Burcu Derinboğaz

Praxis Landscape Founder, Nature-Based Solutions Designer

Speakers

Emir Drahşan

Architect, Planner, Farmer

Hasibe Akın

Çatı Çiftliği Founder, Architect, Social Entrepreneur

Özgül Öztürk

A Architecture Founder, Architect-Circular Designer

  • 19 April
  • 14:15 - 15:15
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

COLLABORATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

In the context of the "Yapı Architecture Master Classes and Curated Tours”, this discussion will focus on green buildings. Guests from three different professional groups will trace the necessary collaborations to realize green and sustainable designs. Our guests, experts in water management, recyclable construction systems, and green building process consulting, will share from their experiences how collaborations are needed to design and implement sustainable physical environments.

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Özge Meriç

degostudio & studio OM Co- Founder

Speakers

Dilara Akülke

Based Landscape Architecture Co-Founder, Landscape Architect

Nazar Şigaher

Daedalus Furniture Co-Founder, Product Designer

Serter Karataban

Founder Teamfores, Architect

  • 19 April
  • 15:30 - 16:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

DAY THEME: "THE DNA OF ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION"

CONTEMPORARY CODES OF ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION: REACHING DECISION MAKERS

•Reaching Employers/Architects in the New World Order
•Communication Leading to Results in the Architecture and Construction Ecosystem.
•Contemporary Codes and Approaches to Social Media in Architecture.
•Creating Space in the Construction Ecosystem with Social Media Tools.
•Current Danger: Becoming Outdated in the Construction Sector.

In Collaboration with:

Keynote Speaker

Sedat Bayrak

FS Architects Co-Founder, Architect

  • 20 April
  • 12:30 - 13:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

CREATIVE ACROBATICS: STORIES SHAPED THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION

Brand Communication and Architecture
• Next-generation Creative Disciplines
• Transformative Communication Practices and Experience Spaces for Collective Impact
• Collaborative Partnerships that Foster Awareness
• The Role of Architecture and Design in Creating Dialogue Spaces
• New Narratives and Experience Spaces that Highlight Brands and Foster Connections

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Yağız Genç

Mercado Co- Founder & Creative Director

Speakers

Oğul Can Öztunç

Co-founder of Piknik Works, Architect, Multidisciplinary Designer

Setenay Kamazoğlu

Architect, Architecture for All Association Member

  • 20 April
  • 14:00 - 15:00  
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre

ATLAS OF POSSIBILITIES: THE ROUTE OF THE NEW IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

In this discussion within the scope of the "Yapı Architecture Master Classes and Curated Tours”, we will examine changes in material technology, design processes centered around social impacts, initiatives focusing on technological developments, and more. Possibilities in the construction sector are greater than ever, and in this sea of possibilities, we need new routes and new collaborations to reach our goals. The Atlas of Possibilities will question the route of the new in design and construction to entrepreneurs, material experts, and designers, attempting to map out the future.

In Collaboration with:

Moderator

Özge Meriç

degostudio & studio OM Co- Founder

Volkan Taşkın

degostudio & Studio Pines Co-Founder

Speakers

Cihan Şirolu

700DCC Design Communication Consultancy Co-Founder & iF DESIGN AWARD Turkiye and UAE Represantative Office

Türkiye Simge Goorany

CIRCULA Founder, Architect, Entrepreneur

  • 20 April
  • 15:30 - 16:30
  • TUYAP Fair & Congress Centre