Temporary Shelter Urban Mobility Student Poster Competition

"TEMPORARY SHELTER & Urban Mobility"  Student Poster Competition     WORLD HABITAT DAY 2013

For competiton guidelines click here.     For Submission form and poster layout click here.       For Q&A click here.

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. Various activities are organized in many countries. This year, World Habitat Day will be celebrated on October 7, 2013. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic rights of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of human habitat.

The United Nations theme for 2013 is Urban Mobility. The ITU Center for Housing Research and Development collaborating with ITU Faculty of Architecture and the Architectural Design and Typology Working Group are organizing this competition with the theme, “Temporary Shelter and Urban Mobility” for World Habitat Day 2013.

All posters which are granted an award and/or selected for exhibition will be exhibited and then published in a catalogue.

1. Aim of the Competition
The 21st century is withnessing considerable movement of people from one place to another for economic, socio-cultural and/or political reasons by intra- and inter-urban mobility. During this dynamic movement big cities also are facing increasing challenges in terms of urban mobility. Consequently today big cities have to meet people’s need for temporary shelter due to many reasons such as natural disasters, wars and changing lifestyles. This competition aims to explore the relationship of dynamic lifestyle, temporary housing and urban mobility based on needs, challenges and different habitat scenarios.

2. Rules of Participation
  • Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students who study architecture, planning, landscape architecture, industrial design, interior architecture, graphic design and fine arts both in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
  • Each competitor may make no more than three individual entries.
  • Posters must be original in terms of visual materials and text parts; it must not be copied as a whole or in part from any published sources. If a poster is found not to be original, either during the evaluation or after the announcement of results, it will be excluded from the competition and any award will be withdrawn. Violations of this requirement mean that any legal liability belongs solely to those who submit posters.
Participation entry form can be found at www.arkitera.com,  www.tasarimyarismalari.com, www.mimarist.org, www.mimarizm.com, www.mim.itu.edu.tr and www.mimed.org.tr

3. Competition Calendar
Announcement of Competition September 2 Monday 2013
Final Submission Date September 30 Monday 2013 by 17.00, HREC   I    136, Taskisla
Evaluation October 1-4 2013
Award Ceremony October 7 Monday 2013 at 17.00    I    Hall 109, Taskisla
Exhibition October 7-14 2013    I    Venus Hall

4. Confidentiality
  • All posters will be submitted and evaluated by keeping their identities confidential.
  • Posters will be coded with five digits by the participants and the jury will recognize the posters via these identity codes.
  • After the jury evaluation and specification of the awards identity envelopes will be opened and prize winners will be announced at the ceremony.
  • All accepted posters will be exhibited at Venus Hall, Taskisla.
  • ITU Center for Housing Research and Development will have the copyright of all submitted posters.

5. Submission Requirements
Participants will submit a vertical A2 size [420 x 594mm - portrait] thick cardboard or foam board and a design report of a maximum of 200 words in English [A4 paper].
Poster language should be in English.
Participants must provide a five digit identity code for each entry.
Each poster board will have 2 cm high blank strip on top. On this strip there will be written:
  • logo of ITU Centre for Housing Research & Development
  • HABITAT logo
  • ITU faculty of architecture, architectural design & typology working group
  • ID code box of 1x5cm [see the poster layout].
There is no limitation on presentation technique.
Applications which do not meet the rules of the competition will be disqualified.
A CD/DVD which has a digital copy of the poster in jpg (300dpi) or pdf format with the 5 digit identity code of entry will also be submitted in an A4 “identity envelope” in order to assist with publication.
identity envelope
Each poster submitted should have an “identity envelope”. This envelope must be a closed A4 size envelope and its digital code will be placed on the right hand side top corner to match the poster board.
“Identity envelope” will consist of
  • Attached “Participation form” which comes with this guideline
  • Copy of student ID card of the applicant
  • CD given the details stated above
  • Design Report of maximum 200 words in English explaining design concept of the poster
All documents mentioned above will be submitted no later than 17.00 on September 30 Monday 2013 at ITU Faculty of Architecture, ITU Center for Housing Research and Development, room 136, Taskisla-34437, ISTANBUL. If submitting by mail, the package must also be received by September 30th.

6. Prizes
First Prize 2.000 tl
Second Prize 1.000 tl
Third Prize          500 tl
Honorable Mention1      250 tl
Honorable Mention2      250 tl

7. Jury Members
Aytanga DENER
Mehmet ERKÖK
Tomas OOMS
Jean François PEROUSE
Reporter Meltem Baslo, baslo@itu.edu.tr    I    hrec@itu.edu.tr         [Any questions can be submitted by e-mail]

8. Exhibition and Publishing
All posters which are granted an award and/or accepted for exhibition will be exhibited between October 7-14 2013 in Venus Hall, Taskisla Campus and then published in a catalogue.

Design Harbours, Haliç


ArchED 2012 Student Awards Results


371 project have been submitted to ArchED 2012, being 52 for the first, 120 for the second, 165 for the third and 34 for the fourth category. Here is the list of awarded participants:

1st Category
Success Award
Tanju Coşkun (1018/22922) ITU
Encouragement Award
Onur Karadeniz (1039/80102) ITU
Jury Special Award
Ezgi Küçükyörü (1008/66666) ITU
Arzu Billur Tuncer (1033/70182) ITU
Aişe Büşra Ekici (1038/42250) ITU
2nd Category
Success Award
Kübra Paksoy - Türker Naci Şaylan (2021/74815) ITU
Encouragement Award
Tsovoo Gansukh (2074/11058) ITU
Jury Special Award
Beyza Terzioğlu (2032/66252) ITU
İbrahim Gökçe (2033/29191) Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Deniz Külekci (2048/12580) Dokuz Eylül University
Alican İnal (2087/80108) ITU
3rd Category
Success Award
Eda Yeyman - Derya Uzal (3122/47629) ITU
Encouragement Award
Ferruh Barış Türe (3161/63497) Bahçeşehir University
Jury Special Award
Elif Düzel - Sıla Çankaya (3051/26315) METU
Zümra Okursoy (3109/19512) ITU
Derya Uzal (3121/03036) ITU
Ayşegül Çakan (3146/42881) ITU
Murat Aydınoğlu (3163/48016) METU
4th Category
Encouragement Award
Can Uzun (4006/54131) ITU
Encouragement Award
Semiha Altıntaş (4011/23517) ITU
Jury Special Award
Burcu Ateş (4012/79563) METU
Aslı Arda (4017/44361) METU

ArchED 2013 Student Awards


For Competition Brief clik here. For Submission Form click here. For Project Panel Format click here


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  

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