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CTBUH Turkey Holds Inaugural Event
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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ISTANBUL - CTBUH Turkey held its Inaugural Event at Hilton Bomonti, one of the tallest hotel buildings in Istanbul. The event, “Tall & Green: The Rise of Green Developments in Turkey,” has covered green strategies being applied to tall buildings in the region, as well as current and future tall projects in Turkey. The event hosted more than 120 attendees over the course of four hours.

Following the registration and cocktails,
Abrar Sheriff, CTBUH Trustee, President & CEO, Turner International LLC opened the event and gave a brief speech about CTBUH Turkey.


Abrar Sheriff delivers the opening remarks.
 
The keynote speaker of the event was CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, a partner at London-based alinea Consulting. Steve Watts emphasized the importance of the Turkey Chapter to CTBUH and shared significant information about the recent debates around tall buildings, presenting recent CTBUH research activities in that context. Watts explained how the Council has been supporting research critical to the tall building industry’s development. As a gesture of gratitude, Duygu Erten, CEO, Turkeco, presented Watts with a commemorative plaque on behalf of CTBUH Turkey.
 

Steve Watts delivers the evening's keynote address.

Duygu Erten presents Steve Watts with plaque.
 

After the opening remarks, the first session, “Green Approaches on Tall Projects in Turkey,” began. Dr. M. Emre Çamlıbel, Co-Founder & Chairman, RE-PIE Real Estate Fund Management, was the moderator for this session. The speakers for the first session included Emre Ilıcalı, Co-founder, Altensis, Ayşe Erktin, Partner, HAS Architects, and Cemil Yaman, Co-Founder at ERKE.

 

Session 1 panel discusses "Green Approaches on Tall Projects in Turkey"
 

Emre Ilıcalı talked about green buildings and sustainable urbanization. He compared the energy consumption levels in high-rise buildings overall with those from single families in high rises. Ilıcalı also indicated city planning’s role in sustainable urbanization, through the lens of developing alternative transportation and housing solutions; a compact, walkable urban form; planning at the regional dimension; and investing in green building standards and practices.

Following Ilıcalı’s presentation, Ayşe Erktin shared her opinions about what should be done in order to make cities greener. Erktin compared Istanbul’s green credentials against the world averages and shared her opinion on the results.

The final speaker of the first session, Cemil Yaman, talked about LEED-certified buildings in Turkey. Yaman explained the LEED Certification process and shared information about Turkey’s growing interest in LEED, by using recently constructed tall buildings as examples.
 


Some of the 120 attendees network during CTBUH Turkey's inaugural event.

 

In Session 2, “Tall Projects in Turkey,” high-rise projects were addressed in terms of the quality of urban, architectural and living space. The moderator was Associate Professor Kutay Orakçal, Associate Dean - School of Engineering, Boğaziçi University. Speakers included Yusuf Zahit Gündogdu, President, Miyamoto International Turkey; Mehmet Emin Çakırkaya, Executive Partner, Tekeli-Sisa Architects; and Sotiris Tsoulos, Managing Partner, RMJM.

Mehmet Emin Çakırkaya discussed the aesthetics of high rises, juxtaposed against problems related to urban renewal, especially density-related problems. He then discussed gated communities that make no contribution to the city, and problems related to urban context, silhouette, traffic and infrastructure.

Session 2 panel discusses "Tall Projects in Turkey"

Yusuf Zahid Gündoğdu followed with a presentation detailing the structural design approach for tall buildings and key issues related to seismic design, with an emphasis on how these principles are practiced in Istanbul. He approached the issues related to construction and demolition of tall buildings and experiences, problems encountered, and lessons learned, using both domestic and international examples.

Sotiris Tsoulos discussed the necessity of high-rise construction, the circumstances under which it should be preferred, while also exploring problematic situations in Istanbul and their solutions by architects.

In the second round of the session, each speaker offered strategies for solving these problems and highlighted new technologies in tall building construction.

This event was organized by Mehmet Kılıç, CTBUH City Representative and Project Director, Turner International LLC and İlayda Öner, CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, Business Development Engineer, Turner International LLC.

CTBUH Turkey would like to thank Hilton Bomonti for hosting, the sponsors for their support, moderators, and all the speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences.


CTBUH Turkey would like to thank the above sponsors for
their support with this event.

Attendees:

Cumhur Açıksöz 2ER Müşavir Mühendisler
Dr. Levent Sumer AE Arma Elektropanç
Steve Watts alinea Consulting
Berkay Somali Altensis
Emre Ilıcalı Altensis
Müge Emen Altensis
Zafer Baysal Amstar
Sercan Gurunlu Arcadis
Mehmet Bacıoğlu Artaş İnşaat San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Maral Mitilyan ARUP
Ufuk Selvi ARUP
Abuzar Mamedov Bahcesehir University
Abdullah Karaçöp Balkar
Burak Tonga Boğaziçi University
Cem Tura Boğaziçi University
Elifsu Balcı Boğaziçi University
Emel Sadıkoğlu Boğaziçi University
Fırat Can Dikme Boğaziçi University
Kutay Orakçal Boğaziçi University
Yeşim Çakırkaya Çakırkaya Yapı
Carmen Johnston Chapman Taylor
Kerim Cin Colliers
Robert Kris Consulate General of the USA
Gülcemal Alhanlioğlu CRE Danışmanlık
Esra Kanburoğlu Denar Proje Geliştirme
Jale Sarı Denar Proje Geliştirme
Shabnam Zargari Denar Proje Geliştirme
Hakan Kaya DHA
Merve Dündar DHA
Ömer Hasar DHA
Olcay Açıksöz Dizayn Grup
İbrahim Utku Başyazıcı Doxa87
Meltem Melek Ecological Houses
Şeref Polat EKGYO
Bülent Yılmaz Elevator World
Yasin Eker Elevator World
Kemal Okumuş ENTEGRE PROJE YONETIM & DANISMANLIK
Joao Neves Era Architecture
Cemil Yaman ERKE
Önal Yılmaz Facilitator Yönetim ve Danışmanlık A.Ş.
Aylin Kaptan FIBA Real Estate Development Constr.&Inv.Co.Inc.
Dündar Yetişener FİBROBETON YAPI ELEMANLARI
Mehmet N. Erkenci FİBROBETON YAPI ELEMANLARI
Muhammed Maraşlı FİBROBETON YAPI ELEMANLARI
Cihan Ceviz GAD Architecture
Mustafa Kemal Kayış GAD Architecture
Ayşe Erktin HAS Architects
Çağlar Güner IGA
Can Aras IGA
Emrah Arı İka Mimarlık
Sercan Demirpolat Istanbul Technical University
Yasemen Akça Istanbul Technical University
Gökay Dağdaş JLL
Meltem Öz Kiklop
Talat Emel Kiklop
Mustafa Bülbül KONE
Yücel Uğurlu Kozmos Mali Müşavirlik Ltd Şti.
Süleyman Özcan Liftinstituut Solutions B.V.
Yavuz Kayağ Liftinstituut Solutions B.V.
Sholpan Aitemanova Linkwood Partners
Farhad Shad Meinhardt
Onur Gulec Meinhardt
Gökhan Akbaş MEP Danışmanlık
Kanat Kuzhakhmetov Metal Yapı
Bahadır Dönmez Metal Yapı Holding
Yusuf Zahit Gündogdu Miyamoto International
Banu Aydın Miyamoto International Türkiye
Mert Hacıemiroğlu Miyamoto International Türkiye
Tolga Önal Miyamoto International Türkiye
M. Mutlu BAŞKIR Mumidea
Süha Kültür Nest Çelik Yapı
Nilgün Arsankan PIT İstanbul Otel İşletmeciliği A.Ş.
Fevzi Murat Müftüler RAM Gayrimenkul Geliştirme ve Yatırım A.Ş.
Berna Meşeli Re-Pie Asset Management Company
Eray Ölmez Re-Pie Asset Management Company
Emre Çamlıbel Re-pie Real Estate Fund Management
Sotiris Tsoulos RMJM
Serdar Karadağ SDC
Esra Aydinoğlu Şişecam
Başak Umut Özçelebi Soyak İnşaat
Gözde Aydın Süratam
Orhan Atacan Süratam
Orhan Atacan Süratam
Mert Güller sustainability & marketing consultant
Cemil Can Uzun TAV Construction
Hande Mergen Tekeli-Sisa Architects
Mehmet Emin Çakırkaya Tekeli-Sisa Architects
Engin Aytekin Tekfen Construction
Mert Ogut Tekfen Construction
Tahir Deniz Özdemir Tekfen Construction
Duygu Erten TURKECO İnşaat Enerji San. ve Tic. Ltd.
Katya Kaya TURKECO İnşaat Enerji San. ve Tic. Ltd.
Abdullah Köse Turner International
Abrar Sheriff Turner International
Ahmet Karacigan Turner International
Burak Oruç Turner International
Can Başaran Turner International
Caner Bolukbas Turner International
Egemen Gülol Turner International
Ergün Karaca Turner International
Göksel Boyacıoğlu Turner International
Ibrahim Gencay Turner International
İlayda Öner Turner International
Mehmet Genç Turner International
Mehmet Kılıç Turner International
Mehmet Yuksel Turner International
Özlem Şencan Turner International
John W. Milton Turner International Middle East
Onur Akar Turner International Middle East
Neil Pickett U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
Bahadır Akgül Ülker Mühendislik
Ömer Ülker Ülker Mühendislik
Burak Işcen Unifree
İmran Ayazoğlu Unifree
Abdurrahman Arıman Urban Land Institute Turkey
Manuela Belova VA Architects Ltd.
Okan Basnak Werner Sobek
Abdulhamit Eroğlu Yapı Mühendislik
Bilge Sina Yıldız Ziraat GYO
Bulent Yenigün Ziraat GYO
Celal Reyhan Ziraat GYO
Levent Kılıç Ziraat GYO
Özlem Akyazı Ziraat GYO
Rabia Yeniçeri Ziraat GYO
Serap Yılmaz Ziraat GYO
Fatma Kahraman Erim
Glenn Collins
Meric Uslupehlivan