About Arkitera Architecture Center

Arkitera Architecture Center is an independent architecture center with the intention of increasing the qualifications of architectural practice in Turkey and to equal the Turkish architectural standards to the level of modern countries. Distinctlively, Arkitera is an institution serving as an NGO, without any support from any other institution or state compared to the other architecture centers all over the world. All events which are held by Arkitera are planned by concerning the needs and potentials of Turkish architecture environment.

After laying the groundwork between June – October 2000, Arkitera Architecture Center started its first online publication Arkitera.com which was followed by other events and publications. Since the very first day it was founded, Arkitera Architecture Center supported various projects, colaborated with the sector, institutions and universities for architectural events and has always been a meeting platform that enables to discuss physical environment matters and urban conflicts. In July 2001 Arkitera Diyalog, in September 2002 Arkitera Platform and in 2003 Arkimeet meetings were launched and Arkitera Architecture Database was opened on October 6th, 2003. The 1st Istanbul Festival of Architecture was held between October 4th – 9th, 2004. ArkiPARC, which was held with the motto “Dialogue for Urban Quality” for the first time between October 15th – 17th, 2008 is the last series of events of the center.

Arkitera Architecture Center actualizes all of its events and publications with sponsorships, colaborating with universities and institutions. By various sponsors and supporters, center maintain its independency.

For detailed information: www.arkitera.net


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