08 Nov 2022

Achievement of ITU Faculty of Architecture Students in AYDA 2022

ITU students achieved a great success in AYDA Awards 2022, the Asia Young Designer Awards competition organized by Nippon Paint. According to the results announced on November 5, ITU Department of Interior Architecture student Elif Nur Bora won the first place in AYDA Türkiye 2022, while many of our students achieved various degrees.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

In its 250th academic year, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) continues to achieve new successes with its vision of “Transform the Future”. In the AYDA (Asia Young Designer) Türkiye 2022 Competition, organized for the 14th time this year by the Japan-based company Nippon Paint, our students returned with many degrees, including the first place.

In AYDA Türkiye Competition, whose theme was “Converge: Pushing the Reset Button”, the aim was to learn how to make good design through a collaborative relationship between people and nature and to live in unison with nature. Projects prepared under this theme were subjected to a rigorous selection process by a jury of professionals from various universities and the private sector.

The winners of AYDA Türkiye 2022, organized in the two categories of architectural and interior design, were announced at the end of a three-stage elimination process. The students who were selected for the final stage with the jury meetings held in September made their presentations on October 5. AYDA Türkiye 2022 awards were presented at a ceremony held on November 5 at the headquarters of Nippon Paint Türkiye in Istanbul.  

First prize in interior design, second and third prizes in both categories to ITU students

Elif Nur Bora, an undergraduate student of ITU Department of Interior Architecture, became the winner of AYDA Türkiye 2022 in the interior design category with her project “Collaborator” supervised by Architect S. Arda Karaatlı. Elif Nur Bora will represent our country in the AYDA International competition, where she will compete with the winners of AYDA Competitions organized by Nippon Paint in other Asian countries.

The second and third prizes in the same category were given to the students of ITU Department of Interior Architecture. Our undergraduate student Nazlıcan Yeşilyurt was awarded the second prize with her work “Lokale” supervised by Architect Karaatlı, and Aslıhan Öztürkoğlu was awarded the third prize with “Caupaj” supervised by Prof. Dr. Ervin Garip.

Our student Nursena Çolak won the second prize of AYDA Türkiye 2022 in the architectural category with her work “Fault Museum – Field of Uninhabitable” supervised by Prof. Dr. Ayşe Şentürer and Res. Asst. Oya Yeşim Armağan from ITU Faculty of Architecture. The work “Gardentales A Common Garden for Meditativ Encounters” supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda Uz, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sıdıka Aslıhan Şenel and Res. Asst. Erenalp Büyüktopcu and presented by Alperen Ergin won the third prize in the same category.

The success of ITU students who won the “equivalent honorable mention” awards in the architectural field of AYDA Türkiye 2022 is also noteworthy. Our undergraduate students Elif Sude Aşkın (supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nizam Onur Sönmez) with her project “Lost in Aksaray”, Salih Gül (supervisor: Res. Asst. Dr. Salih Tong) with his project “Anatomy” and Onur Demir (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ayşe Şentürer) with his project “Creations of the Rural” were deemed worthy of the “equivalent honorable mention” award. 

Our student winning the first prize received a cash prize of 20 thousand TL, while our students winning the second and third prizes received cash prizes of 15 thousand TL and 10 thousand TL. Students who received equivalent honorable mention award were given 7,500 TL each.

Contribution Award to ITU Faculty of Architecture

Universities that contributed to the AYDA Türkiye Competition to reach a wider audience and enriched the competition with student participation were also awarded within the scope of the competition. In this context, Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture won the Contribution Award in the architectural category of AYDA Türkiye 2022. The award was presented to Prof. Dr. Ayşe Şentürer on behalf of ITU Faculty of Architecture.

About AYDA Competition

AYDA Competition has been organized by Nippon Paint since 2008 in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Iran, and Türkiye. AYDA aims to bring together students, professionals and institutions in order to focus on the training of students of architecture and interior architecture and to contribute to the development of young talents. The country champions of the categories compete in the International AYDA Final. The winners of the international competition will be awarded the title of “International Grand Champion” and will be able to attend educational programs at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

The dates and venue of the AYDA 2022/2023 international competition will be announced in the coming days. Click for detailed information about the competition planned to be held in the summer of 2023.

Congratulations to our students and academics.

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