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Don’t miss Emre Arolat’s and Melike Altinisik’s participation!! 

Together with you, we are touring the world to listen to the most celebrated architects of our time share their unique paths and talk to them about their experiences and influences. It is one country, two world-renowned names, and their unique stories of becoming and being an architect at each event. Welcome to our second Virtual World Tour.

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 live at 19:00 TRT (Istanbul time) / 17:00 CET (Berlin time) we will “visit” Turkey and meet two of its most relevant architects. If you can’t make it live, save the link and watch it later!

The two following architects will talk on our virtual stage about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, none of their projects may be mentioned:

– Emre Arolat, EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture, www.emrearolat.com
Melike Altinisik, MAA – Melike Altinisik Architects, www.melikealtinisik.com

This event is kindly supported by our AnA partners.

Watch the talks

Program live


“Doors open”

19:00 – 19:10


19:10 – 20:10

Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

20:10 – 20:30

Discussion with questions from the audience

** Remember that if you cannot join us live, you can register, save the livestream link and watch it later. **

Information about the speakers

Melike Altınışık as an architect, designer and educator is leading her international architecture practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) with offices based in Istanbul, Turkey and Seoul, South Korea. MAA’s work includes prize winning projects such as futuristic 369m tall Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey) and world’s first pioneering Seoul Robot and AI Museum (Seoul, South Korea).
She graduated from Istanbul Technical University with her High Honours in 2003 and was awarded a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) in London, 2006. Prior to forming her own practice, she has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects in London between 2006-2013.
She is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her work has been commended with a number of awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award and Swiss Art Award.
Melike is an international lecturer and sits on several international juries at various institutions such as Architectural Association (AA, London), Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and Staedelschule of Architecture (SAC). www.melikealtinisik.com

Emre Arolat is the design partner of EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, founded with Gonca Paşolar. Engaged in a wide range of projects, from urban master plans and airports, to residential and cultural buildings, and workplaces, EAA became an internationally recognized practice with offices in New York, London and Istanbul.

Emre Arolat teaches and lectures widely. He recently taught Advanced Studio at the Yale School of Architecture as Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor and a Master Studio at The Berlage Institute in Delft. He has lectured at several academic and professional institutions such as Cooper Union, the Pratt Institute, AIA Rensselaer, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, at La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, Cept University in Ahmedabad and RIBA in London. Arolat was the co-curator of the first Istanbul Design Biennale in 2012. He was awarded a professorship by the International Academy of Architecture, Sofia.

EAA received international attention early on with the Minicity Theme Park (2004), which was selected by the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture. Many international awards have followed, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 for the Ipekyol Textile Factory in Edirne. Arolat served on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Jury in 2016 and has been appointed recently to the Steering Committee for the 14th Award Cycle. www.emrearolat.com

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Melike Altınışık – MAA projects:
Emre Arolat – EAA projects:
Yalikavak Palmarina
Photography: Emre Arolat Architects
Maslak No.1 Office Tower
Photography: Thomas Mayer
Zorlu Center Mixed Use Complex
Photography: Thomas Mayer
Bergama Cultural Center
Photography: Thomas Mayer
Dalaman International Airport Terminal II
Photography: Emre Arolat Architects
Gunestekin Art Refinery
Photography: Emre Arolat Architects
The Museum Hotel Antakya
Photography: Studio Majo
Ipekyol Textile Factory
Photography: Thomas Mayer
Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture
Photography: Emre Arolat Architects
Sancaklar Mosque
Photography: Thomas Mayer
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