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Architects in residency


Artists in Residency" is a widely accepted common method providing architects with different and inspiring environments to produce their artworks. Changing the living environment of the creative people makes them think differently and increase their productivity. This method also enables the artists to understand different cultures better.

            With this project, a similar method will be applied to a group of young architects from both countries. A group of young practicing architects both from Istanbul and The Netherlands will experience 3 to 6 months residency programs. They will work together with a hosting architectural office on actual projects with real clients. The experience will help architects to learn about the different building conditions in a totally different city. They will learn about the motivations of different type of clients. They will see particular problem solving methods in a totally different business environment. In the end they will return back with invaluable professional and cultural experiences that will be reflected upon their future projects. The Architects in Residency program will enable the architects in both countries to understand each other's professional motivations better.