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Applications still open for Rönesans’ “Design the Sustainable Future”

18 June 2019
Applications for Rönesans Holding’s fifth annual “Design the Sustainable Future” competition are still open. The competition, which only accepts projects designed with the Urban Interaction Center concept, is open to all future architects and engineers.
Believing in the power of transformation and innovation to succeed, Rönesans Holding once again comes together with university students, who are the professionals of the future, in the “Design the Sustainable Future” competition. The project submission deadline of the competition, applications of which opened in April, is August 16, 2019.

At the competition, which aims to help university students adopt the “sustainability” culture for future generations to live in healthier and environmentally friendly buildings, young people are expected to create eco-conscious projects that requires resource efficiency and sustainability at every stage and that emphasize social entrepreneurship. In addition to receiving various financial awards, students who rank the highest will have the chance to participate in an internship program and various educational programs at Rönesans Holding.

This year’s concept is “Urban Interaction Center”

Passing down the experience and know-how it has accumulated throughout its history of global success through social responsibility projects, Rönesans Holding kicks off its annual competition with the motto “The Future Begins Here”. Designed in line with the Green Building and Sustainability theme and the principles of sustainability, the competition accepts mixed projects that have been developed in terms of architecture, engineering and society with the overarching Urban Interaction Center concept in 2019. Projects that have been designed especially with an entrepreneurial, unique and bold approach and an awareness for the emerging social issues in the society for which the projects are intended will have the upper hand.

Target for a Sustainable Future: 100,000 Young People

Prior to the competition, which has hosted more than 100,000 projects so far, Rönesans Holding, which centralizes its corporate culture around sustainability, is visiting universities across Turkey with an aim to promote the sustainability culture with the seminars it organizes. With the project, which is designed to promote the concept of sustainability among the architects and engineers of the future, the company has reached thousands of students living in various regions of Turkey from Erzurum to Antalya and Diyarbakır to Edirne. Rönesans plans to have reached 100,000 young people with the “Design the Sustainable Future” in its fifth year.

Top 3 teams will be awarded

Students who are studying Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical-Electronic Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning at universities in Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can participate in the competition. Participants can apply individually or in teams of no more than five people. For detailed information about the “Design the Sustainable Future Competition”, please visit surdurulebilirlik.ronesans.com where those wishing to participate can also apply online.
In addition to the prize money, the winners of the competition will be granted an internship at Rönesans and have the chance to attend a two-day workshop in Istanbul and HR simulations.

About Rönesans Group

Rönesans Holding, the conglomerate's top investment entity headquartered in Ankara, is the 38th largest international contracting company globally and the 9th largest in Europe. With operations spanning 30 countries across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, including subsidiaries such as Ballast Nedam in the Netherlands and Heitkamp Industrial Solutions GmbH in Germany, Rönesans has been operating as the main contractor and investor successfully for 30 years in construction, real estate development, healthcare and energy. Putting resilience and growth through innovation at the core of the company, with a priority on sustainability and social development, Rönesans has developed projects supporting students with scholarships, academic platforms and initiatives; been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2015; and a signatory of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles since 2016.

Under the leadership of its president, Erman Ilıcak, Rönesans, along with its partners GIC, Meridiam Infrastructure, Sojitz, Samsung C&T, TotalEnergies, and IFC of the World Bank Group (minority shareholder in the group), has invested more than EUR8 billion into pioneering projects globally.

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