UIA 2005 Istanbul Newsletter 16

uia 2005 istanbul congress
cities: grand bazaar of architectureS
30 June 2005

News & Updates

Only 3 days ahead:

UIA 2005 Istanbul Organization Committee is thankful to the following for their support of the keynote speakers:
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
American Institute of Architects, AIA
Assembly of Turkish Exporters, TIM
Chamber of Architects of Morocco
Israel Association of United Architects
Italian Cultural Centre, Istanbul
The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, RAIA
Technical Chamber of Greece
VitrA Building Materials Group
Yunus Aran Fellowship

World Metropolitan Management Forum
Had to be cancelled regretfully!

Tadao Ando signs his books
UIA 2005 Istanbul Organization Committee is pleased to host the UIA 2005 Gold Medal winner Tadao Ando for the booksigning of TADAO ANDO COMPLETE WORKS by TASCHEN.
Congress participants are invited to this memorable event at 15:00-15:30h. at Rumeli Hall (H), stand No.C3 on 6 July 2005.

Boat cruise offered by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Participants are welcome to hop on the boat at 19:30 hours on 4 July, departing from Kabataþ quay, not far from the Congress Valley. The cruise is free and so is the buffet! The UIA 2005 Congress organizers are thankful to the host City, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Student Party redefined
Students of architecture, say goodbye to each other when you meet at the Student Party on the shores of the Bosphorus, at Ortakoy Place, a popular meeting address for the young. The ?in? group, Orient Expressions will rock you until the early hours of next morning.

Very kindly sponsored by Beþiktaþ Municipality of Istanbul.

A complete Istanbul guide for architecture
Architectural Guide to Istanbul, is the result of hard work by a select group of Turkish academicians, directed by the Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Istanbul Metropolitan Branch. The 4 volumes of profound architectural information, including city maps for the 950 buildings studied, will be introduced to everyone in July 2005 under these titles:
1. Historic Peninsula: Buildings of historical and aesthetical value in Historic Peninsula, Eyup-Silahtaraga, Bakirkoy and Yeþilkoy, period until 1930.

2.Galata: Buildings of historical and aesthetical value in Galata, Pera, Taksim-Talimhane, Kurtulus, Sisli, Besiktas, Macka, Nisantasi-Tesvikiye, Dolapdere, Kasimpasa, Haskoy and Sutluce, period until 1930.

3. Bosphorus and The Prince?s Islands: Buildings of historical and aesthetical value in Uskudar, Kadikoy-Bostanci district, Prince?s Islands (Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgaz and Kinaliada) and Bogazici settlement (Ortakoy-Rumeli Feneri and Uskudar-Anadolu Feneri), period until 1930.

4. Modern and Contemporary: Modern and Contemporary Buildings of historical and aesthetical values located in the areas studied in the first three boks, period after 1930.

For further information please visit

Official Sponsor: Istanbul Technical University
There are twelve faculties, 36 departments, 5 institutions, 1 conservatory, 15 research centers and 9 programmes under the dual diploma programmes of ITU-SUNY. ITU?s faculty consists of 800 academic staff and 1,000 teaching staff. It has a housing capacity for 2,960 students. ITU provides more than 6,500 students with scholarships. 21 of engineering programmes have been accredited by ABET, 2 of the programmes of the Maritime Faculty have received approval from IMO, and NAAB has evaluated and approved the Architecture Faculty.
ITU has kindly allocated the Architecture Faculty Taskisla Campus for use of the UIA 2005 Congress, and also its dormitories for cheap student accomodation.

Main Sponsor KALE, in UIA 2005 Istanbul
Welcome Party: Sunday, June 3, 2005, at 21:00 hours
Venue: Seven Towers Fortress
The concert ?Reflections of Colors?, where the vivid musical legacy of Turkey will be presented in wide spectrum ranging from authentic music to jazz.

Kale Group Stand at UIA 2005 Istanbul Congress Exhibition: June 3-7, 2005
Venue: D / A21 Stand, Hilton Convention Center
Kale Fair Stand is designed by Architect Han TUMERTEKIN who received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. He used the brand new ceramic product, Kale Sinterflex, with the dimensions of 1000x3000x3mm. The revolutionary product Kale Sinterflex, is produced by Kaleseramik for the first time in the world.

Kale Group Congress Stand at Lutfi Kýrdar Convention & Exhibition Centre: June 3-7, 2005
Venue: G / Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre lobby.

Kale Group Grand Bazaar Stand: June 3-7, 2005
Venue: Grand Bazaar
The demonstration of art and photography books published by Kale Group as well as products of Kale?s COLORISTANBUL concept.

AMV ? Turkish Architectures Database Site: June 3-7, 2005
Venue: D / A21 Stand, Hilton Convention Center
The demonstration of the works of art, photographs and the drawings of 800 Turkish Architects as they appear on Arkitera Architectural Database Website under Kale Group?s sponsorship.

AMV – Young Architects: June 3-7, 2005
Venue: B / Entrance Hall of Taskisla Campus
The demonstration of the projects that was part of the competition opened to the young architects under Kale Group?s sponsorship.

Presentation: June 5, 2005, at 14:00 hours
Subject: Urban Simulation
Venue: B107 Hall, Taskisla Building
The presentation of the selections of ?Urban Simulations? designed by KaleTron; a Kale Group company.

Arkitera Platform Meeting: June 5, 2005, at 16:00 to 18:30 hours
Venue: F – Muhsin Ertuðrul Theatre Auditorium
Evaluation of Platform Meeting on ?Architecture vs. Urbanization? , covering 9 provinces of Turkey, realized under Kale Group sponsorship between 2004 and 2005, chaired by Ihsan Bilgin, Prof. Dr., and with the participation of Emre Arolat, Emel Göksü, Murat Güvenç, Aykut Köksal, Hasan Özbay and Nevzat Sayýn.

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