28.6.2005

UIA 2005 Istanbul Newsletter 15

uia 2005 istanbul congress
cities: grandbazaar of architectures

Guide Miniature for participants
27 June 2005

Visas
Don?t forget to bring along the confirmation of your registration or the official letter provided by the chamber/union of architecture in your country, to benefit from the free visa opportunity offered to the UIA participants!

Arrival
When you arrive at the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, move along to the passport control counters specially reserved for the UIA participants, where you will present the official participation document. UIA officials will be of help in case you face any problems at this point.
Having passed the passport control, proceed to the UIA welcome desk for directions to reach your appointed destination, your hotel or the Registration Centre, as the case may be.

Registration
The Registration Centre (A) situated at the entry point of the Congress Valley, will be open on 1 July 2005 at 11:00h.
See the Congress Valley map for the exact location of all the venues
Registration to the Congress is possible between 9:00-18:00h everyday until 7 July 2005.
Registered participants will obtain their badges and the Congress Bag, which includes the books, Programme, Abstracts and Parallel Events & Exhibitions to plan a personal tour of architectural sessions, official UIA events, exhibitions, parties and more.

Finally, 3 July 2005
11:00h The Architecture Fair(C and G)
11:30h Grand Bazaar ready for visit
18:00-22:30h. Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Sponsored by the Kale Group with a musical contribution by the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra
On Sunday, The Turkish hosts cordially invite the participants and persons accompanying them to attend the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party to be held in Seven Towers Fortress.
A short concert by the TEKFEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA composed by musicians from countries around the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Caspian Region, will be followed by the opening speeches.
Following the opening ceremony, participants will be invited to the Welcome Party where guests will enjoy the «Cocktails Prolongé» and get acquainted with their fellow Congress Participants.
A cultural musical performance, «Reflections of Colours» by YANSIMALAR enriched with a sound and light show, will be held after the cocktails. The night will continue with dance music performed by «Orient Expressions».
Shuttle services will depart for the Event Venue at 17:00 hours. For the departure points, please check The Transportation Guide.
The return departures to the same points from the Event Venue will start as of 22:30 hours. The last bus will depart at 24:00 hours.

Day 1) – 4 July 2005
09:00h. Sessions begin with Keynote Speeches
13:00h. Architecture of Real, Exhibition Inauguration
YMO Art Platform, Istiklal Cad. No: 302, Beyoglu
French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Direction of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, the French Association of Artistic Action
19:00h. New Albums of Young Architects, Exhibition Inauguration
Institute of French Culture, Istiklal Cad. No :8 Taksim
French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Direction of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, the French Association of Artistic Action
20:00h. Open air entertainment
Ortaköy Place on the shores of the Bosphorus
Music: Yeni Türkü
21:00h. Arcelor Cocktail
Taskisla, Senate Lounge
21:00h. Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
Cemal Reþit Rey Concert Hall (M)
21:00h. Nurus Istanbul Casual Party
Esma Sultan Waterfront Mansion

Day 2) – 5 July 2005
09:00h. Congress moves on full speed with Keynote Speeches
18:00h. From Futurism to a Possible Future, Exhibition Inauguration
Tophane-i Amire Cultural Centre, Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Tophane
Consiglio Nazionale Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori, the Italian Culture Center, Mimar Sinan University, Arkitera Architecture Center
19:30h. Reception and Musical Event by VitrA
Istanbul Modern, Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No:4 Karakoy
20:00h. Open air entertainment
Ortaköy Place on the shores of Bosphorus
Music: Aþkýn
Transportation to Tophane-i Amire and Istanbul Modern will be provided by shuttle services from the Congress Valley. For details refer to the Transportation Guide you receive upon registration.

Day 3) – 6 July 2005
09:00h. Go along with the Congress, start with the Keynote Speeches in the morning
19:00 – 22:00h. UIA Award Ceremony
Sponsored by IISI- Living Steel with a musical contribution by Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra
UIA 2005 Istanbul will host the Awards Ceremony at the Open-Air Theatre (T) on 6 July 2005.
The UIA Gold Medal and Prizes are awarded every three years during the Congress of the International Union of Architects. These honorific UIA Prizes were created in 1961 to reward professionals whose merit, talent or actions are of international renown. The prestigious Gold Medal was initiated by the UIA Council in 1984, to honour an architect (or group of architects) distinguishing themselves through their work and professional practice by the quality of services rendered to man and society.
The announced 22 prizes of the Student Competition ?EXTREME? will also be presented to the winners during this attractive event where Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra will perform.
Reduced prices for delegates and accompanying persons will be 40$ US per person including tax. Tickets will be on sale during the Congress at the Tours as well as the Information Desks in ICEC/G, Taþkýsla/B and CRR Concert Hall/M.
20:00h. Boat Trip along Bosphorus
20:00h. Open air entertainment
Ortaköy Place on the shores of Bosphorus
Music of Istanbul
21:00h. TRT Polyphonic Choir, Light Music and Jazz Orchestra
Cemal Reþit Rey Concert Hall (M)

Day 4) – 7 July 2005
09:00h. Congress still on track with the Keynoters and more!
13:00h. Campo Baeza Light is More, Exhibition Inauguration
St. Irene Church, Topkapi Palace Courtyard, Sultanahmet
Ministery of Housing of Spain, Arkitera Architectural Center
15:00h. Torino Press Meeting
Taskisla B213
20:00 – 24:00h. Farewell Dinner
The Organization Committee has decided to end this very important gathering of the UIA in a unique spot in Istanbul. Istanbul Archeological Museum which was established as the Ottoman Empire Museum at the end of the 19 th century, will be venue for the Farewell Dinner of the UIA 2005 Congress. Round tables will be prepared for guests to enjoy a full dinner menu with the famous local drink ?raký?, local wines and soft drinks. The venue of the Farewell Dinner will make this evening unforgettable. The Museum will be open to visit during the evening for the benefit of the Farewell Dinner participants.
The city selected for the UIA 2008 Congress, Torino, will contribute to the evening with a musical performance from Italy, which will be followed by a ?changing of the guard? ceremony where the Mayor of Metropolitan Istanbul will hand over the UIA flag to the Mayor of Torino.
While you are there, visit the ?Campo Baeza, Light is more? at Saint Irene Church and ?Art Nouveau (1890-1930) >From Europe to Istanbul? at the Imperial Mint of Topkapi Palace.
The evening will end with live music performed by Turkish jazz & pop star ?Melis Sökmen? and her band for those who wish to dance. Return shuttle services between the Congress Valley and the Museum will be provided for the convenience of the participants.
Reduced prices for delegates and persons accompanying them will be 80$ US per person including tax. Tickets will be on sale during the Congress at the Tours as well as the Information Desks in ICEC/G, Taskisla/B and CRR Concert Hall/M.
Shuttle services will depart to the Event Venue at 19:00 hours. For the departure points, please check The Transportation Guide.
The return departure from the Event Venue to the same points will be at 24.00 hours.
20:00h. Open air Student Party at Ortaköy Place
Music: Orient Expressions
21:00h. City of Lost Children, Dance Performance
Cemal Reþit Rey Concert Hall (M)

8-10 July 2005
UIA General Assembly
Rumeli Hall (H)
For more info about the congress and any relevant subject related with UIA 2005 Istanbul, please email to [email protected]

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