Current students and graduates of the LAUD Department received 3 of the 11 awards presented by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in its recent Ecological Urban Design Student Competition.
The Ministry’s objectives in holding the competition were to raise public awareness regarding sustainability and to spur the development of innovative ideas that have the potential for use in its future work. The national competition was open to students of architecture, city planning, urban design and landscape architecture; participants were asked to come up with ideas for ecologically sound urban development.
Hande Demirezen (LAUD ’15) won the third place award for her graduation project, while Yaşar Anıl Albayrak (LAUD ’15), Dicle Bozdereli (LAUD ’15) and Reyhan Güvenç (LAUD/IV) received an honorable mention for their group project. Fourth-year LAUD student Ece İsmailoğlu was also awarded an honorable mention for a project she co-designed with a teammate from Gazi University.