Design the Sustainable Future Competition

Rönesans Holding’s “Trend Topic: Sustainability” Webinar Drew Great Interest

The 2021 winners of the “Design the Sustainable Future” contest organized by Rönesans Holding since 2015 and aimed at instilling university students with a culture of sustainability have been selected. During the ceremony that took place as part of the “Trend Topic: Sustainability” webinar, awards were granted to projects in 10 different categories. Experts in their fields and social entrepreneurs made eye-opening speeches during the webinar.

Employing 75 thousand people in 28 countries with its investments in the areas of engineering, real estate, health, energy and petrochemistry, Rönesans Holding has organized this year the 7th “Design the Sustainable Future” contest with a vision of ensuring that future generations live in healthier and greener buildings. The 2021 concept of the contest to which future architects, engineers and city planners participated has been determined as “Living Spaces Changing with the Pandemic”. Awards have been bestowed in 10 categories during the event attended by 649 students from more than 60 universities across Turkey.

With the seminars it has thus far organized in universities with a view to disseminating the culture of sustainability, Rönesans Holding has reached more than 100 thousand young people.

A donation of one sapling was made to the TEMA Foundation for each person who participated in the Trend Topic: Sustainability webinar realized during the finals of the contest.

In the webinar, Next Academy Founder and academic Levent Erden and Konda Research General Manager Bekir Ağırdır held inspiring talks that were eye-opening for future architects, engineers and city planners who were in attendance. Emphasizing that Turkish people usually think of the next 10 years when speaking of the future, but that in contrast, the youth considers it to be the next 3 years only, the talk concluded that it is impossible to witness the results of works to be carried out for the environment within the next 10 years. Giving the example of the zero greenhouse gas emission goal by 2050 as part of the European Union Green Deal, it has been specified that plans should already comprehend the next 30-50 years. Furthermore, it has been underlined that sustainability is more than a mere relationship between air, water and earth and that it is a matter of social well-being. Attention has been drawn to the fact that carbon is not just a footprint but that everyone is under the obligation to transition to a carbon-sensitive life.

At the end of the talk, Erden and Ağırdır advised young attendees to not get stuck in what they know is best, but to be open to different options and to cooperate with these.

Koçan: “The youth will tread their own way themselves”

Informing the audience on the Baksı Museum -the monument distinguishing itself with its architecture in harmony with nature and its geography- Prof. Dr. Hüsamettin Koçan presented youth with different perspectives on sustainability with a witty narrative and said “Baksı is a mount of culture where all people will meet. We must all be attentive to people’s differences and uniqueness. If you create something original and persist in doing so, you can be at the center and be successful. Culture is backed by history, geography and its era. We at Baksı have brought together traditions, drew the attention to the data of geography and harmonized with the architecture of the era. Female participation in production is of 12% in the East, and of approximately 50% in the West. We must increase that 12%. That is why we always consider women and children as priorities. Each year in our workshops, we gather children from neighboring provinces and give them scholarships. Baksı has taught us that man is a very deep being. We must provide people with the opportunity to represent themselves. Youth will tread their own path themselves. As for women, they are the ones who remember, who are resilient, who are sustainable and open to innovation. Women are the hope of the future.”

Koçan: “Sustainability is the handshake between a young child and a grandfather”.
Continuing his words and stating that life and sustainability are living beings and energy, Koçan concluded: “We have a story that comes from the past and passes on to the future, that is why we must connect the past with the future. The future is something that is born out of love. If you do have a zest for life, you seek peace, communication, the richness of other people. I believe that life should be looked at with the hope of the future. Sustainability is a production, you cannot sustain something that is not. We will remember and miss the past. As for our future, we need a feeling of commitment, innocence, conscience and a joy for life. In short, sustainability is the handshake between a young child and a grandfather.”

During the panel that took place with the participation of Help Steps founder Gözde Venedik, Tarla.io founder Kerem Erikçi and ZOOP Shared Mini-Mobility founder Kerem Odabaşı, the topic of social entrepreneurship has been discussed. Speakers shared their views on the topics of enterprise sustainability, finding sponsor support and the creation of a sustainable income model.

Valuable members of the jury had difficulty selecting between innovative ideas
The jury assessed the projects based on the criteria of an efficient use of resources, respect of the environment and sustainability, highlighting social entrepreneurship. Members of the jury affirmed having had difficulty choosing between the projects that were the fruit of an innovative, sustainable perspective on the part of students. While it was underlined that hundreds of students had participated in the contest with 350 project teams, it has been declared that 32 projects were selected for the finals and that 10 were granted awards. Those who were granted an award following the assessment of the jury were as follows:

List of Winners:

First Prize
Nisa Nur Alpan, Şeyma Güneş, Zehra Ertürk, Emine Gizem Aslan, Yusuf Biricik
Necmettin Erbakan University
Project Title: SPACIOUSNESS WITHIN CONGESTION
The project constituted of circular forms highlights harmony with the natural environment, the protection of natural resources, sustainable practices and their scale. The use of green materials, building facades and roofs designed in an integrated fashion with the greenery are positive attributes of the project. Moreover, design ideas for the use of open spaces during the pandemic have also contributed to the selection of the project.

Second Prize
Hilal Sof, Ali Mert Mutlugöl, Hamit Bala
Kocaeli University
Project Title: DISTANCE
The project’s merit lies in it highlighting a distanced use of neighborhood fruit market spaces both during the pandemic and for a more sustainable economic approach with products preserving their freshness. The use of leftover plant products after the closure of the market, the use of natural energy resources and the design of social spaces outdoors were positive attributes of the project.

Third Prize
Elif Akbaş, Ece Tamer
Istanbul Technical University
Project Title: VEGETABLE GARDEN ON A HOOK (PRE-PAID)
The project develops a collective approach to putting into re-use greywater obtained from buildings and supports building users in contributing to this common idea. The decontamination of greywater and its putting into re-use in ecological irrigation are positive attributes of the project.

Honorable Mention Award
Büşra Tutal
Karabük University
Project Title: GREEN WATER/BLUE VORONOI
The project shows a structure that is in harmony with the natural environment that surrounds Lake İznik. It creates open and semi-open spaces where people can socialize on the lakeside thanks to the project’s eco-friendly architectural scale. The biological collection of pool water and the strategy of non-harm to the environment are among the positive attributes of the project.

RGY Award
Atakan Uzun, İrem Tezcan, Adem Güngör, Murat Can Yar
Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University
Project Title: PALIMPSEST
Positive attributes of the project were the selection of Haydarpaşa Turkish Grain Office silos as project space, their preservation and transformation, the idea of using waste containers to pursue the current pattern identity. Furthermore, the transformation of the modular living block and of the current structure, and silos showing similarities with a vertical structure construct have all been found to show a harmony within the silhouette. The plan construct of living modules has provided the flexibility to detach each module from one another and to turn each of them into an isolation house, thus strengthening the relationship with the pandemic. As for the interior construct of silos, it provides spatial diversity and flexibility. Presentation boards and the explanatory report do clearly reflect the project’s concept.

Urban Development and Recycling Award
Gülin Yazıcıoğlu, Damlanur İlipınar
Middle East Technical University
Project Title: THE CITY IS OURS, THE STADIUM IS OURS
The project features a sustainable design where the transformation of an old structure of the city and its revival provide a space where the establishment can benefit economically and where people can benefit socially by gathering together. While the structure regains its functionality, strategies generated for the use of natural resources have been found to be positive attributes.

Innovative Idea and Detail Solution Award
Furkan Kaplan, Muhammed Kır, Musab Oğuz, Mahmuthan Öksüz
Karabük University
Project Title: FREED SHACKLES
The project has been constructed on a concept of transformable mobile spaces positioned on railroad tracks for pre- and post-pandemic use. The relationship with the exterior of units that include individual and distanced space solutions for the pandemic has been well conceptualized. The common use of these separate units after the pandemic and their transformation into socialization spaces have been considered as an innovative approach.

Best Practice Award
Eda Nur Subaşı, Zeynep Gül Yanık, Tuğçe Gül Yanar, Ömer Kuşari
Bursa Uludağ University
Project Title: LIMITLESS LIVING
The project offers modular building and field uses that are away from chaos, simple and that go with the principle of “less is more”, thus contributing to the project’s aspect of best practice. The social distance that needs to be maintained between people during the pandemic has been substantially implemented and has also been taken into account in kids’ playgrounds. Production of energy through renewable energy resources is another contribution to the project.

Visual Design Award
Emre Duran, Halit Akın, Özge Yılmaz, Yusuf Babaer, Rabiye Doğan
Necmettin Erbakan University
Project Title: FROM TRADITION TO FUTURE
The formal characteristics of the project designed on the Lake İznik coast and its location that fits the planned purpose constitute a richness of visual perception both on the planning plane and on the perspectives. The construct structure of spaces and their scale are among the positive attributes of the project.

Social Sustainability Award
Burcu Ördek, Hacer Et
Gaziantep University
Project Title: ALEGRIA
The project is built on a construct where women can sustain their existence as individuals in social life and where they can improve themselves economically and educationally. In this respect, when female solidarity and union is taken into account, the project’s social sustainability aspect is more predominant. The project’s courtyard-type modelling suitable for the city of Antep’s hot and dry climate, its permeable characteristics in open, semi-open spaces are also among its positive attributes.

As a company that is aware of the environmental and world-related sensitivities of our age, we continue to produce ideas on sustainable projects in the innovative and changing world order this year. As Rönesans Holding, we believe that a sustainable future can only be created with the generations that follow. Therefore, we leverage our experience and expertise in the industry to bring together university students, who are future professionals, around the concept of “sustainability” once again. The pandemic conditions have changed our whole lifestyle and all our habits. This process brought about a situation where people re-questioned and evaluated their relationships and thus space.

This process has affected the whole process of life in the name of living together as a society, a new fiction has emerged in all processes such as education, health, accommodation, work and tourism. In this fiction, the digital world has also taken a large place in our lives.

It is inevitable that the design of the spaces we live in will change due to our entire life style that has changed due to the effects of the virus. Social life must be sustained while isolating ourselves.

While we all hope that this process is temporary, it is a fact that such epidemics may occur in the future. In this context, it has been considered as the main goal to ensure a sustainable normal life while fighting the virus. It was inevitable that the areas to be designed were designed as open to transformation. The fact that private and public spaces are suitable for conditions that need rapid change such as a pandemic has been a reality we all experience.

In this contest, we expect designs that include innovative, functional, economical and flexible solutions to be introduced. We believe that our students from different disciplines who will participate in our idea will take their vision and knowledge on “sustainability” and “Living Spaces that Change with the Pandemic” to the next level by participating in the contest process.

As a company that is aware of the environmental and world-related sensitivities of our age, we continue to produce ideas on sustainable projects in the innovative and changing world order this year. As Rönesans Holding, we believe that a sustainable future can only be created with the generations that follow. Therefore, we leverage our experience and expertise in the industry to bring together university students, who are future professionals, around the concept of “sustainability” once again. The pandemic conditions have changed our whole lifestyle and all our habits. This process brought about a situation where people re-questioned and evaluated their relationships and thus space.

This process has affected the whole process of life in the name of living together as a society, a new fiction has emerged in all processes such as education, health, accommodation, work and tourism. In this fiction, the digital world has also taken a large place in our lives.

It is inevitable that the design of the spaces we live in will change due to our entire life style that has changed due to the effects of the virus. Social life must be sustained while isolating ourselves.

While we all hope that this process is temporary, it is a fact that such epidemics may occur in the future. In this context, it has been considered as the main goal to ensure a sustainable normal life while fighting the virus. It was inevitable that the areas to be designed were designed as open to transformation. The fact that private and public spaces are suitable for conditions that need rapid change such as a pandemic has been a reality we all experience.

In this contest, we expect designs that include innovative, functional, economical and flexible solutions to be introduced. We believe that our students from different disciplines who will participate in our idea will take their vision and knowledge on “sustainability” and “Living Spaces that Change with the Pandemic” to the next level by participating in the contest process.

The theme of our contest for 2021 was determined as “Living Spaces that Change with the Pandemic”.

Under pandemic conditions; It has emerged that architectural spatial structures must change in order to maintain a healthy and sustainable life in all areas such as education, health, housing, working, tourism, social and public life. In this process, the digital world has also gained a large place in our lives.

In order to provide a sustainable healthy life during the pandemic process; The isolated life brought about by the epidemic and the coexistence inherent in human beings should be considered together. The main subject of the competition is the design of the spaces that change with the pandemic and can transform after the pandemic in accordance with the principles of sustainability.

The functions of the contest, which are detailed below, have been determined as 3 main titles: “Living Areas, Working Areas, Social Areas”.

Scope of the Contest

Competitors will create their designs on the area they will choose under 3 main function titles within the scope of ” Living Spaces that Change with the Pandemic”. Apart from these, if there are functions they want to add, they can add them.

1-Living Areas: New spatial designs will be made for the isolated life that came into our lives with the pandemic and a sustainable healthy life suitable for transformation. The new design setup can be supported by technology, engineering and landscape scopes as well as architecture.

2-Social Areas; The social areas will be reconsidered under pandemic conditions. These redesigned spaces will be designed flexibly to serve the pandemic and its aftermath. Competitors are free for the social activity sub-function.

3- Working Areas; Working life, which is one of the important parts of our sustainable life, has gained a new dimension during the pandemic period. During this period, many people worked as home-offices. By evaluating this situation, new ideas and designs will be created about how a working life will be in a sustainable life under pandemic conditions. (Production on terrace roofs, use of houses as offices, online trade etc.)

Contestants must fulfill the following criteria in order to enter the competition. As for teams, each individual team member must fully meet these criteria.

  • The competition is open to Turkish or international undergraduate and graduate students studying Architecture or engineering faculties of universities which are located in Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Europe.
  • Students from all years, who are majoring in one of the fields mentioned above, may enter the competition.
  • Contestants may enter the competition individually or as a team of up to five members.
  • Contestants must be continuing their undergraduate or graduate studies between the application date and the project delivery date. Students as well as who will graduate in 2021 can participate in the contest.
  • A student may not join more than one team.
  • Rönesans Holding A.Ş. reserves the right to unilaterally modify the competition, the eligibility criteria thereof and activities thereunder and so without prior notice. Applicants shall submit their projects in Turkish or in English.

Application Start Date: March 1, 2021

Application End Date: May 23, 2021

Deadline for Uploading Projects to the System: May 23, 2021, Time: 23:59

Jury Evaluation: May 31- June 1, 2021

Results Announcement and Webinar Organization: June 3, 2020

Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta)

İstanbul University (İstanbul)

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University (Kahramanmaraş)

Dokuz Eylül University (İzmir)

Eskişehir Technical University (Eskişehir)

Elazığ Fırat University (Kocaeli),

Kayseri Abdullah Gül University (Kayseri)

İstanbul Technical University (İstanbul)

Yıldız Technical University (İstanbul)

Kocaeli University (Kocaeli)

Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (Bolu)

Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (Burdur)

Karadeniz Technical University (Trabzon)

Manisa Celal Bayar University (Manisa)

Boğaziçi University (İstanbul)

Gazi University (Ankara)

Bursa Technical University (Bursa)

Erzurum Atatürk University (Erzurum)

Akdeniz University (Antalya)

Diyarbakır Dicle University (Diyarbakır)

Van Yüzüncü Yıl University (Van)

Design the Sustainable Future Competition Technical Specifications

We firmly believe that a sustainable future can only be designed in collaboration with the next generations. For this reason, we created a list of specifications for you.

Gazi University – Prof. Dr. Füsun Demirel

Mimar Sinan University – Prof. Dr. Ayşin Sev

İstanbul Teknik University – Doç.Dr. Nuri Serteser

What year of students may enter the competition? May newly graduated students participate in the competition?

Undergraduate and graduate students from all years, who have created an idea, developed a solution and are able to analyze and present their project may enter the competition. In addition, 2021 graduates are also welcome to participate in the competition.


How many members may be participating teams have?

We recommend forming teams of up to five people if you are looking for brain-storming opportunities to come up with the best ideas. Team members are recommended to select a leader from amongst themselves. You may also enter the competition individually. Remember, it is quality that matters, not quantity.


I formed a team and submitted my application. How do I add my friends to the team?

After filling out the form in the “Application” section of the competition website, you will be directed to a separate page. You can add your friends to your team there. Although it is not something we prefer, you can remove or replace a team member until the application deadline. Just make sure the information about all your team members is complete.


Where is the competition site?

Due to current events, you are able to select any project site in the city where you currently live or study. We do have clear criteria for project sites, however. Make sure you’ve read the entire Technical Specifications first.


What is the topic of the competition?

What we all want is to create environmental, economic and social advantages by utilizing natural resources efficiently. Sustainable solutions are essential for our future. The competition serves as an ideal platform for sharing your ideas and knowledge with others.


How do I submit my project?

We prefer project submissions to be on two 70 x 100 papers in landscape format. Of course, the aesthetic details of the presentation are up to you. You may support your design with 3D renders and strengthen the visual presentation of your board with sketches that will help communicate your idea.


What should I write in the project explanation report?

A project, no matter how perfect it may look, is incomplete without an appropriate “Explanation Report”. We expect you to tell the story of the project, from the city where it is located to the project site, and from your solution to the sustainability, message the project aims to communicate which must be prepared using the template provided in the Technical Specifications. The Explanation Report should be no longer than two pages. A reminder: If your project includes a social responsibility aspect, we strongly recommend that you explain it in detail as this would be the distinguishing feature of your project.


Do I need to prepare a video presentation alongside drawings?

We want to hear about the project from you; how you want to tell us about it, by drawing or writing, is up to you. If you think that the presentation board and explanation report are sufficient to communicate your project effectively, you may submit only these documents with your application. However, please note that, as a visionary designing the future, your verbal explanation of the project in a video, which is the most popular modern communication method, would be highly beneficial. We have two important rules for videos: we want to hear only your voice in the video, but please refrain from mentioning your name in the video. The second rule is; you must upload your video to the relevant section of the competition website along with your presentation board and explanation report.


What should I place in the identification envelope?

A document certifying your student status, which can be obtained from the university registrar or via the e-government system. The CD containing your uploaded documents. A print-out of the form provided in the last page of the Technical Specifications, completed and signed. Please ensure that the envelope is not bent, folded or marked in any way before submitting it.


Sample Application

Group Name: A name of your choosing.
Password: A password of your choosing.
Name: Ahmet
Surname: Değirmen
Republic of Turkey ID Number: 12345678901
Undergrad (X) or Grad ( ) (Selection of one of these should be mandatory. Application cannot be completed without selecting either one.)
University: Erciyes University
Department: Architecture
Year: 4
Mobile: (536) 123 45 678
Email: ahmetdgirmen@gmail.com

Design the Sustainable Future Awards

First Place

TL 20,000

Second Place

TL 16,000

Third Place

TL 14,000

Honorable Mention

TL 10,000

RGY (Rönesans Real Estate Investment) Special Award

TL 10,000

Urban development and utilization award

TL 10,000

Innovative idea and detailed solution award

TL 10,000

Best practice award

TL 10,000

Visual design award

TL 10,000

Social sustainability award

TL 10,000

Information about the Webinar will be announced via Rönesans Holding social media accounts.

The competition is organized by Rönesans Holding. Contact information for the team organizing the competition on behalf of Rönesans Holding is provided below.

RÖNESANS HOLDİNG A.Ş.

Atatürk Bulvarı No:144-146 Protokol Yolu Çankaya Ankara

sgt@ronesans.com

The competition is organized by Rönesans Holding.

Contact information for the team organizing the competition for Rönesans Holding is given below.

RÖNESANS HOLDİNG A.Ş.

Atatürk Bulvarı No:144-146 Protokol Yolu Çankaya Ankara

sgt@ronesans.com

First Place
Nisa Nur Alpan – Necmettin Erbakan University
Şeyma Güneş – Necmettin Erbakan University
Zehra Ertürk – Necmettin Erbakan University
Emine Gizem Aslan – Necmettin Erbakan University
Yusuf Biricik – Necmettin Erbakan University

Second Place
Hilal Sof – Kocaeli University
Ali Mert Mutlugöl – Kocaeli University
Hamit Bala – Kocaeli University

Third Place
Elif Akbaş – İTÜ
Ece Tamer – İTÜ

RGY Special Award
Atakan Uzun – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University
İrem Tezcan – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University
Adem Güngör – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University
Murat Can Yar – Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University

Honorable Mention
Büşra Tutal – Karabük University

Urban Development and Utilization Award
Gülin Yazıcıoğlu – Middle East Technical University
Damlanur İlipınar – Middle East Technical University

Innovative Idea and Detailed Solution Award
Furkan Kaplan – Karabük University
Muhammed Kır – Karabük University
Musab Oğuz – Karabük University
Mahmuthan Öksüz – Karabük University

Best Practice Award
Eda Nur Subaşı – Bursa Uludağ University
Zeynep Gül Yanık – Bursa Uludağ University
Tuğçe Gül Yanar – Bursa Uludağ University
Ömer Kuşari – Bursa Uludağ University

Visual Design Award
Emre Duran – Necmettin Erbakan University
Halit Akın – Necmettin Erbakan University
Özge Yılmaz – Necmettin Erbakan University
Yusuf Babaer – Necmettin Erbakan University
Rabiye Doğan – Necmettin Erbakan University

Social Sustainability Award
Burcu Ördek – Gaziantep University
Hacer Et – Gaziantep University

Winners of the sixth iteration of Design the Sustainable Future intercollegiate idea competition have been announced! We thank 900 students from 75 universities who shared with us their ideas for a sustainable future.


First Place
Meryem Akar – Necmettin Erbakan University
Merve Karaca – Necmettin Erbakan University
Ayşe Özkan – Necmettin Erbakan University
Beyzanur Kesgin – Necmettin Erbakan University
Esma İsnaç – Necmettin Erbakan University

Second Place
M. Aras Dönmezer – Eskişehir Technical University

Third Place
Süleyman ULUIŞIK – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Emine DOĞAN – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Berfin BAYRAM – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

Honorable Mention
Merve Öz – Gazi University
Seda İlayda Yağmur – Yıldırım Beyazıt University

RGY Special Award
Berk Kesimoğlu – İstanbul Technical University
Merve Hasekioğlu – İstanbul Technical University

Urban Development and Utilization Award
Selin Çamur – Yeditepe University
İrem Sertelli – Yeditepe University

Innovative Idea and Detailed Solution Award
Umut KAYA – İstanbul Technical University
Mehmet ATIŞ – İstanbul Technical University
Onurcan Toğay – İstanbul Technical University
Kerem Hancı – İstanbul Technical University

Best Practice Award
Oğuzhan Koral – İstanbul Technical University
Sinem Celen – İstanbul Technical University

Visual Design Award
Kıvılcım YAVUZ – Yaşar University
Furkan Şahin – Yaşar University
Furkan Özata – Yaşar University
Aleyna Koyuncu – Yaşar University
Göktuğ Gülsever – Yaşar University

Social Sustainability Award
Mert Adabağ – İstanbul Bilgi University
Fikret Aytolun Alkan – İstanbul Bilgi University

Winners of the fifth iteration of Design the Sustainable Future intercollegiate idea competition have been announced!

The jurors have evaluated 650 project submissions from 25 universities across Turkey. We are delighted to announce the winners, and extend our heartfelt congratulations.

First Place
Meryem Akar – Necmettin Erbakan University
Merve Karaca – Necmettin Erbakan University
Ayşe Özkan – Necmettin Erbakan University
Beyzanur Kesgin – Necmettin Erbakan University
Esma İsnaç – Necmettin Erbakan University

Second Place
M. Aras Dönmezer – Eskişehir Technical University

Third Place
Süleyman ULUIŞIK – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Emine DOĞAN – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Berfin BAYRAM – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

Honorable Mention
Merve Öz – Gazi University
Seda İlayda Yağmur – Yıldırım Beyazıt University

RGY Special Award
Berk Kesimoğlu – İstanbul Technical University
Merve Hasekioğlu – İstanbul Technical University

Urban Development and Utilization Award
Selin Çamur – Yeditepe University
İrem Sertelli – Yeditepe University

Innovative Idea and Detailed Solution Award
Umut KAYA – İstanbul Technical University
Mehmet ATIŞ – İstanbul Technical University
Onurcan Toğay – İstanbul Technical University
Kerem Hancı – İstanbul Technical University

Best Practice Award
Oğuzhan Koral – İstanbul Technical University
Sinem Celen – İstanbul Technical University

Visual Design Award
Kıvılcım YAVUZ – Yaşar University
Furkan Şahin – Yaşar University
Furkan Özata – Yaşar University
Aleyna Koyuncu – Yaşar University
Göktuğ Gülsever – Yaşar University

Social Sustainability Award
Mert Adabağ – İstanbul Bilgi University
Fikret Aytolun Alkan – İstanbul Bilgi University

Design the Sustainable Future Category Awards

First Place

31257BG (ESKİŞEHİR OSMANGAZİ UNIVERSITY)

Second Place

25186SA (KARADENİZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)

Third Place

73568EG (İSTANBUL KÜLTÜR UNIVERSITY and İSTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)

Honorable Mention

16437MD (ULUDAĞ UNIVERSITY)

RGY Special Award

17414AU (ABANT İZZET BAYSAL UNIVERSITY)

Special Awards

Urban development and utilization

10517DM (ANTALYA BİLİM UNIVERSITY)

Urban development and utilization

10203NO (MİMAR SİNAN FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY)

Innovative idea and detailed solution 

24862AD (İSTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)

Visual design

05150YK (MEF UNIVERSITY)

Social sustainability

05821SD (YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY)

Architectural Competition Awards

  • FIRST PLACE
    11235YA
    Gazi University
  • SECOND PLACE
    09537AC
    TOBB University of Economics and Technology
  • THIRD PLACE
    42501TH
    Anadolu University
  • HONORABLE MENTION
    05142AS
    Çankaya University

Engineering Competition Awards

  • FIRST PLACE
    14572CB
    International Antalya University
  • SECOND PLACE
    01956MT
    Middle East Technical University
  • THIRD PLACE
    10587GM
    Uludağ University
  • HONORABLE MENTION
    27233MA
    Fırat University

Design the Sustainable Future 2015

Designed to meet young people who will shape the future of Turkey and create a synergy with them, the “Design the Sustainable Future” intercollegiate competition received applications from 1117 students. Rönesans concluded the Design the Sustainable Future competition with an award ceremony on the evening of March 9, 2015, awarding the winners and eight honorable mentions from universities across Turkey.

  • FIRST PLACE
    90760
    Kocaeli University, Faculty of Architecture and Design
  • SECOND PLACE
    Titreyen Çizgiler
    Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
  • THIRD PLACE
    SIRKULADIES
    Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Architecture