Focusing on different types of structures in an effort to document and set up a platform of discussion and a background for new projects, the VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series will be concentrating on schools in its 3rd volume. The book, which will be published within the scope of the cooperation between VitrA and the Turkish Association of Independent Architects, will present an array of structures directly related to education--from nursery schools built after 2000 to university campuses, from techno-parks to R&D Centers.
The book will be a collection of works produced by Turkish architects, both in and out of Turkey, submitted for publication by the deadline May 20, and will also include projects undertaken in Turkey by architects of foreign nationality. The projects will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of Banu Binat, Müge Cengizkan and Haydar Karabey, and the works of the selected architect applicants will be shared with a wide audience over the Internet.
The VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series, which is being launched through the cooperative efforts of VitrA and the Turkish Association of Independent Architects, focuses on different types of structures with the aim to document and set up a platform of discussion and a background for new projects. The scope of the project encompasses the presentation of architectural approach typologies in Turkey after 2000, an effort being made to focus on a certain type of structure every year and to publish a book containing a selection of 50 projects. In addition, an exhibition is being organized to present the particular types of structures and their related concepts. The VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series, which will be enriched by panels, film showings, field trips and other events over the year, offers professionals, academics and students, and the entire architectural community, a platform on which they will have the opportunity to present their works.