Bilkent Interior Architecture and Environmental Design PhD student and part-time instructor Zeynep Öktem has won first prize in the “Rediscovering Traditional Materials” category of the InnoMatnet competition. InnoMatnet, open to Europe-based architects, engineers and designers, focuses on the use of materials in the building industry.
The winning project, “Bird’s Nest,” is a concept for a self-sufficient, demountable living unit that can be articulated on the roof of a building. The project was designed by ONZ Architects, founded by
Ms. Öktem and Onat Öktem. The award ceremony was held in the Design Terminal in Budapest on September 17.