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The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern : Young Architects Programme has been announced.

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The project for the first temporary installation of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Programme has been announced. The program is carried out by Istanbul Modern in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)/MoMA PS1 and co-sponsored by Polimeks and VitrA. Designed by SO? Architecture and Ideas, the project entitled “Sky Spotting Stop” will be built in early June in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard. It will host special events, aimed particularly at a young audience, and can be used throughout the summer of 2013 by museum visitors of all ages. In addition to the winner, the designs proposed by all finalists of the international Young Architects Programme will be exhibited at Istanbul Modern, MoMA PS1, MAXXI, and CONSTRUCTO.

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  • The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern : Young Architects Programme has been announced.
  • The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern : Young Architects Programme has been announced.
  • The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern : Young Architects Programme has been announced.

The winners of YAP MAXXI and YAP Istanbul Modern were today announced to the international media by MoMA / MoMA PS1, MAXXI and Istanbul Modern.

The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Programme, “Sky Spotting Stop”, is a temporary site-specific installation that shades the courtyard of Istanbul Modern while floating gently on the hidden waters of the Bosphorus, projecting its host space upon the city throughout the summer months. Thanks to this ephemeral, albeit lively addition, visible from the Bosphorus and the higher points of the city, the courtyard will become part of the skyline. The courtyard will be filled with undulating shadows during the day, while at night it will be transformed by constantly changing reflections. Posts rising from pontoons on the waters below the courtyard use the movement of the waves to create a changing landscape and constantly shifting shadows, transforming the courtyard into a new stop in the city for sitting, resting, gathering, playing, or “sky-spotting.”
*Turgut Uyar (Dünyanın En Güzel Arabistanı)

The jury is formed of architectural experts and of representatives from Istanbul Modern and other Young Architects Programmes. The jury consists of Prof. Suha Özkan (President of the Jury/architect), Emre Arolat (architect), Çelenk Bafra (Curator, Istanbul Modern), Barry Bergdoll (Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA), Pippo Ciorra (Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura), Levent Çalıkoğlu (Chief Curator, Istanbul Modern), Pelin Derviş (YAP Istanbul Modern Coordinator), Oya Eczacıbaşı (Chair of the Board, Istanbul Modern), Cevdet Erek (artist/architect), Pedro Gadanho (Curator of Contemporary Architecture, MoMA), Melkan Tabanlıoğlu (architect), and Han Tümertekin (architect).

For further information visit:
http://www.istanbulmodern.org/tr/basin/basin-bultenleri/momanin-isbirligiyle-gerceklesen-yap-istanbul-modern-yeni-mimarlik-programinin-ilk-projesi-belli-oldu_1102.html

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