International Young Architects' Ideas Awards and Exhibition: "The Interpretation of Urban Void for Street Library"


The Interpretation of Urban Void for Street Library



The Chamber of Architects of Turkey Antalya Branch has launched the 12th International Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition with the support of the UIA.


This year’s edition of the Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition asks participants to examine the conceptual question of “solid-void relations, … a universal problem of architectural design in the context of rapid urbanization throughout the globe.” Young architects will explore how “the concentration on closed spaces and masses affects the idea of ‘void’ in the historical memory of architecture?”


Participants are requested to select a particular context for developing design ideas concerning “the interpretation of the urban void for street library” while keeping in mind the concept of “void.” Focusing on contemporary evolutions of the “library,” architects will investigate the implications of the traditional building type “in our age where the ways of reading and acquiring knowledge are transforming rapidly.” The objective of the competition is to discuss “constructive ideas of library along with the interpretation of urban void.”


The annual single stage ideas awards programme is open to young architects worldwide and is conducted in accordance with the UIA-UNESCO regulations.


Participants must be qualified architects registered with the national association of architects in their own country and born after 1977.  Teams are welcome, and each team member must also fulfill the aforementioned conditions.  Participation is free of charge. The official languages of the competition are Turkish and English.


Jury's rapporteurs
  • Funda Alyanak Kaya - Msc. Architect
  • Serçin Üreğen - Architect
  • Sadık Gökhan Ekinci - Msc. Architect
  • Mehmet Keskin - Architect
  • Özge Cevahir – Architect





First Prize: 2500 Euros

Second Prize: 1500 Euros

Third Prize: 1000 Euros

Participant award: 1500 Euros




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Chamber of Architects of Turkey and the Antalya Branch


02 January 2017

Registration deadline

29 March 2017

Submission Deadline

29 March 2017

Results Announcement


Award ceremony



  • Prof.Andre Bekhazi (Lebanon) - President of UMAR-Dean of Lebanese Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Alexandru Gavozdea (Romania) - Chairman of the Sibiu-Vâlcea Chapter of the Chamber of Architects in Romania
  • Caralos Galanos (Greece) - UIA Greek Section Member-Dr. Architect D.P.L.G
  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Funda Uz (Turkey) - Lecturer of Istanbul Technical University
  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ayşen Ciravoğlu (Turkey) - Lecturer of Yıldız Technical University
  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Gökçeçiçek Savaşır (Turkey) - Lecturer of Dokuz Eylül University
  • Maxime Paul Marie Retailleau (France) - Architect - Winner of the 11.International Young Architects Ideas Awards and Exhibition