The effects of water on architecture and design and its future will be discussed at the “2nd International Symposium on Design in Life with Water” to which Near East University will also participate.

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Added On: 05 November 2020, Thursday, 09:25
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The effects of water on architecture and design and its future will be discussed at the “2nd International Symposium on Design in Life with Water” to which Near East University will also participate.
Near East University Faculty of Architecture academic staff member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan was elected to the Scientific Committee of the “II. International Symposium on Design in Life with Water”, which will be held on November 18-19.

In the symposium, under the main topic of life with water; presentations will be presented on the themes of sustainability, social factors, climate change, marine engineering, culture and heritage, floating architecture, futuristic approaches, and urban transformations.

In the symposium to be administered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. İnanç Işıl Yıldırım, the General Coordinator from Beykent University Faculty Member, the world-famous visionary architect, academician Jacques Rougerie, Prof. Carlo Coppola, Prof. Dr. Şengül Öymen Gür, Assist. Prof. Dr. Roberto Rocco, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nermina Zagora and Dr. Haris Piplas will take place as speakers. The papers, that will be collected in a book at the end of the symposium, will be an important resource about architecture.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan: “Design and application forms considered together with water will be discussed…”
Near East University Faculty of Architecture academic staff member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan said regarding the symposium that from spaces integrated with water to floating building models, the design and application forms related to water will be discussed.

Emphasizing that water is an important biological and ecological need for the sustainability of human life functions, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Turkan said, “Designers, architects, engineers, sociologists, students and anyone who needs to find solutions that are sensitive to climate change will come together in symposium and look for solutions.”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan said: “In the history of humanity, it is known that meeting with water, being close to water, is a very important factor for the sustainability of life, and that people always turn to water, both in nomadic and settled order. The settlements that have survived to the present day and have historical urban textures are located on the shores of the sea or lakes, or along streams. These settlements have a rich landscape with sustainable urban development with the contribution of water to the natural environment. The availability of water will continue to be important in urban architecture in the future.”