ArchED 2013 Student Awards


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This competition is organized periodically every year by Architecture Education Association [ArchED]. 12th ArchED2013 Project Awards for Architecture Students” includes projects produced in studios during “2012-2013 fall”, “2012-2013 spring” and “2012-2013 summer” semesters by undergraduate students registered to an architectural program of departments of architecture.

This competition is in national level for architecture students and an open single-phase competition.

Competition is open to all undergraduate students registered to architecture departments of faculties of architecture in Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Competition is composed of four categories; “First Year” “Second Year”, “Third Year” and “Fourth Year”. Students can participate with projects of “2012-2013 fall”, “2012-2013 spring” and “2012-2013 summer” semesters. Participants are allowed to enter the competition with more than one project. Diploma projects are not included in Fourth Year category.
Students can participate the competition with more than one project. For each project submitted extra participation fee must be deposited. If one project is the work of several students, it is sufficient that one participation fee to be deposited.

Competition is announced via www.mimed.org.tr, www.arkitera.com, www.kolokyum.com, www.tasarimyarismalari.com and www.mim.itu.edu.tr websites. In addition, competition posters are being sent to department secretariats of all architecture schools in Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for further announcement.

Announcement of the competition september 9, 2013
Submission october 23-25, 2013  I  11.00-18.00  I  ITU Taşkışla 
Jury evaluation november 2-3, 2013  I  saturday, sunday
Announcement of the results
Award ceremony  I  colloquium november 4, 2013  I  ITU Taşkışla 109 I 17.00
Project exhibition november 4, 2013  I  ITU Taşkışla

Questions related to the competitions should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Meltem BASLO at baslo@itu.edu.tr until september 23, 2013. Answers will be announced on www.mimed.org.tr, www.arkitera.com, www.kolokyum.com, www.tasarimyarismalari.com and www.mim.itu.edu.tr by september 23, 2013.

•  All submitted projects will be taken with covered identity and will be evaluated anonymously.
•  Competition rapporteurs will cover the identity codes and give a new number to each submitted project and jury    members will recognize the projects with these numbers.
•  Following the completion of jury evaluations the identity envelopes will be opened and award winners will be revealed.
•  All projects will take place in the competition exhibition which will start after the announcement of the results. If any project owner prefers to keep his/her identity secret in case of not being awarded, this must be indicated saying ‘NOT TO BE OPENED’ in the submission document at the envelope together with identity information.

project panels
Projects will be presented on 2 A1 [59,4cm. X 84,1cm.] sized cardboard or photo block panels maximum for easy display. These panel[s] must be designed for vertical/upright display [portrait]. It must be considered that the panels can be displayed one above the other and one picture / drawing etc. must NOT be presented along two panels.
For each panel in every submitted project there will be 2 cm wide line will be left. On upper right corner within a 1X5 cm sized box, identity code composed of 5 numbers; and on the upper left corner the category of the submission will be indicated. This statement would be written in the registration form for every year ‘ArchED2013 | category:1st year’, ‘ArchED2013 | category:2nd year’, ‘ArchED2013 | category:3rd year’ and ‘ArchED2013 | category:4th year’. There is no other limitation in the presentation technique.
identity envelope
The “identity envelope” should be opaque, sealed and marked with 5 digit number ID code - which must also be written on each panel of the project - on the upper right corner. If a participant wants to keep his/her identity secret in case of not being awarded, this should be indicated on another document with the notation ‘NOT TO BE OPENED’ and be placed in the identity envelope together with the application form.
Documents which should be placed in the identity envelope are:
- ‘application form’ with student’s identity information; it should be signed by project tutor or department head,
- below mentioned CD
In order to create an archive for ArchED Project Competition for Architecture students and to be able to use for the publication of the submitted projects, visuals [jpg format - 200dpi resolution] which will be the exact copies of submitted posters must be delivered as a CD or DVD within the identity A4 size envelope with the project identity code written on it.
bank receipt
The submission fee for each one of the projects is 30TL.  If one project is the work of several students, it is sufficient that one participation fee to be deposited. 
Account information Mimarlık Eğitimi Derneği
TC İş Bankası Ayaspaşa Branch, Account No. 425044I IBAN   TR50 0006 4000 0011 0050 4250 44 Bank / ATM / internet etc. receipt that shows the deposited amount must be hand delivered to rapporteurs during project submission. For the projects sent by cargo receipt can be sent among the package.

Documents mentioned on the paragraph 8 should be delivered personally or by mail/cargo.
The submission dates are october 23-25, 2013, between 11.00-18.00; the delivery address is below.
Projects sent by cargo mail will be accepted regarding their posting date [october 25th, 2013 final date]
Address     ArchEd2013
Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Taşkışla Building, Rectorate Office 34437 Taskisla, Taksim I İstanbul I TURKEY
10.  JURY
Submitted projects will be evaluated by a jury selected from faculty members of various architecture schools and practicing architects. 

Jury members* of ArchED 2013 project competition for architecture students

Fulya Özsel Akipek [assoc.prof.dr., bilgi university]
Ahmet Alataş [dipl.arch., tu wien]
Roberta Amirante [prof.dr., uni.degli studi di napoli federico II ]
Zeno Bogdanescu [prof.dr., ion mincu uni. of arch. & urbanism]
Ali Cengizkan [prof.dr., metu]
Attila Dikbaş   [prof.dr., itu]
Sait Ali Köknar [instructor dr., itu]
Onat Öktem [dipl.arch., metu / tu delft]
Cem Sorguç [dipl.arch., ms fine arts university]
Ayşe Şentürer [prof.dr., itu]

*names are given in the alphabetical order of surnames.

Meltem BASLO   [res.assist.dr., itu]

Awards of ArchED2013 are consisted of 1 success, 1 encouragement and jury special award (quantity defined by the jury) for each of the four categories.
All awarded projects will receive honorary plates; projects of meanwhile ‘success’ and ‘encouragement’ awards od four categories will be given money prizes.
ArchED defines number of awards and mentions and amounts every competition period within the current budgetary limits.
This year every project for success award will receive 1500TL, every project for encouragement awards 750TL money prize.
All awarded projects will be presented on the competition album except as otherwise indicated. All other submitted projects will be represented by one visual.

Results of the competition will be announced in the colloquium in November 4, 2013 and will be published at www.mimed.org.tr, www.arkitera.com, www.kolokyum.com, www.mim.itu.edu.tr and www.tasarimyarismaları.com the same day.

ArchED has the rights to publish all submitted projects. Projects that haven’t received any awards can be published by ArchED except as otherwise indicated. The awarded projects cannot be returned; the rest can be taken from the rapporteurs within three months following the competition’s award ceremony. ArchED has no responsibility after this date.

ArchED cannot be taken responsible of technological, natural or mail wise delays and problems.
Projects not delivered to submission point at the right time will be disqualified.
Projects revealing the identity of the participant, the university or the coordinator by writing or symbol will be disqualified.
Projects not meeting the requirements mentioned at paragraph 8 [panel size, direction, presentation on a hard surface, etc.] will be reported and can be disqualified according the jury.
The submission fee is not refundable in case of disqualification.


Dr. Meltem Baslo baslo@itu.edu.tr