BDA-SARP-Award 2012 allocated

BDA-SARP-Award 2012

Istanbul Hostel awarded as best final thesis by RWTH Aachen University Graduate
The Federation of German Architects BDA and the Association of Polish Architects SARP have awarded the BDA-SARP-Award 2012. The bilateral prize, formerly known as the "Walter- Henn-Sponsership Award", is sponsored by both organizations and is annually awarded to the best final assignments in German and Polish universities.
The graduates who were nominated by their respective universities and selected as finalists by the pre-jury from the numerous submissions joined up this year for a three-day-workshop in the German Architect center DAZ in Berlin. The awards ceremony was the final highlight of the event with the presidents of the BDA und SARP, Michael Frielinghaus and Jerzy Grochulski, as well as MDir. Günther Hoffmann, head of the Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs.
The BDA-SARP-Award endowed with 2.500 ? went to Feyyaz Berber, graduate of RWTH Aachen University for his final thesis "A Hostel for Karaköy?.

Prize winner BDA-SARP-Award: A Hostel for Karaköy, Feyyaz Berber (RWTH Aachen University) According to the jury, the systematic typologically derived design is characterized by the remarkably consistent application of urbanistic and architectural strategies. The derivation of the building form of the hostel for the Istanbul district Karaköy from the traditional type of the Turkish Han uses a means of design, which is rarely used anymore in the mega-metropolis on the Bosporus. Thus, Feyyaz Berber succeeds to formulate an atmospheric focal point in the district structure of Karaköy by a spatially effective intervention. In the grid-like structure of the living yard he stages an interesting interplay of ornamental concrete and brickwork, which on the one hand has the clarity of a simple design, on the other hand avoids every form of over-stylization in the usually simply featured urban environment.