New Publics: Contemporary Architecture and the Public Sphere in Turkey

New Publics: Contemporary Architecture and the Public Sphere in Turkey

Arch Moscow, 15-19 May, 2019

The rapidly expanding urban context and real estate development activities in Turkey in the 21st century generated a series of important public buildings for culture, education, sports and public space with distinctive and exemplary architecture. This architecture is the focus of an exhibition entitled “New Publics: Contemporary Architecture and the Public Sphere in Turkey” to take place at the Arch Moscow 2019 XXIV International Exhibition of Architecture and Design to be held from 15 to 19 of May, 2019 at the exhibition hall “Manege”, on Manege Square in Moscow, Russian Federation.

The exhibition features a selection of 15 architectural works completed in the last 10 years by leading Turkish architecture practices that focus on “New Public” spaces created within the context of hybrid building programs such as cultural centers, libraries, educational institutions, sports facilities, museums and outdoor public spaces. Organized by Istanbul based GAD Foundation led by Gokhan Avcioglu and Moscow architecture practice SPEECH led by Sergei Tchoban and co-curated by architecture critic Gökhan Karakuş and Anna Martovitskaya – chief editor of speech: magazine, the exhibition aims to expand the notion of public architecture as civic minded and spatially inventive design.

Architectural strategies in Turkey spurred on by the need to accommodate newly expanding cities and societies with sustainable economic and ecological models will be shown in this exhibition that will also feature digital and virtual projects showing these publics in internet and new media.


a + a Architecture – Zai Bodrum

Alper Derinboğaz, Salon – Istanbul City Museum

Brigitte Weber Architects – S International Equestrian Center

Çinici Architects – Bolluca Market Hall

Emre Arolat Architecture – Bergama Cultural Center

Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD – Borusan Music & Arts Center

M+D Mimarlık- Nedim Uysal Technical and Trade High School

Melike Altınışık Architects – Istanbul TV & Radio Tower

Mimarlar ve Han Tümertekin – Laboratory Building, AGU

Nevzat Sayın Mimarlık Hizmetleri – School of Architecture, Bilgi University, Boiler Rooms 4 & 6, santralistanbul Campus

Studio Evren Başbuğ – Bostanlı Footbridge & Sunset Lounge

Tabanlıoğlu Architects – Beyazıt State Library

Teğet – Yapı Kredi Culture and Arts

Yalın Architectural Design – Museum of Troy

Yazgan Design Architecture – Mustafa Vehbi Koç Sports Hall

speech: architectural magazine was established in Moscow in 2008 by architects Sergei Tchoban and Sergei Kuznetsov. It is released twice a year in Russian and English and distributed in Europe and USA by JOVIS. Editor in chief Anna Martovitskaya is responsible for publishing the magazine in coordination with an editorial board that also organizes lectures, public talks and curates international exhibitions. Each issue of speech: is entirely devoted to a single theme that is explored in a comprehensive manner from the point of view of both Russian and global architectural practice.

Gad Foundation
Since 2011 the GAD Foundation has brought architecture professionals, students and the general public together to discuss and plan issues related to architecture, design, society, education and environment. Founded by Istanbul based practice Global Architecture Development, GAD, led by Gökhan Avcıoğlu, the GAD Foundation works to positively influence practice and theory with a focus on education, society and their intersection with architecture. The GAD Foundation team initiates many activities in Turkey and globally such as workshops, internships, exhibition curation, student exchange programs, book editing and publishing and importantly connecting key figures in architecture with students, government, private institutions and society.

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Cite: "New Publics: Contemporary Architecture and the Public Sphere in Turkey" 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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