Keas Concept Studio Hosts Quality Architectural Production Awards
Kastamonu Entegre hosted the 13th Arkitera Awards organized by the Arkitera Architecture Center. The Arkitera Young Architect Awards and Employer Awards were organized at the KEAS Concept Studio, designed by Sedad Hakkı Eldem and Hamdi Şensoy, located inside the Kastamonu Entegre headquarters.
The leading wood-based panel brand Kastamonu Entegre not only enhances quality living spaces with the products it develops but also contributes to the culture of architecture. This year, the ceremony for the Arkitera Awards by Arkitera Architecture Center recognizing quality architectural production and the talents that create them was organized at KEAS Concept Studio at the Kastamonu Entegre Headquarters.
“We would like the KEAS Concept Studio to be a living, breathing environment.”
During his opening speech at the ceremony, Kastamonu Entegre Global Sales and Marketing Director Cahit Akyıldız noted: “We are very excited to welcome you to the Kastamonu Entegre headquarters building, designed by esteemed architect Sedad Hakkı Eldem, with the construction and decoration works by Hamdi Şensoy and Nevzat İlhan,” and highlighted the importance of passing such valuable Turkish architectural monuments to future generations. Commenting on KEAS Concept Studio, created within this priceless building as an inspirational center and meeting point for architects, designers, decoration enthusiasts, and business partners, Yıldız stated, “We would like KEAS Concept Studio to reflect our interest in knowledge and creativity, and to be a living, breathing environment rather than a simple showroom. And today, in line with our aspirations, we have gathered here with you to celebrate quality architectural production. I speak on behalf of the entire Kastamonu Entegre family when I wish for this awards ceremony to encourage quality production in the construction industry and I congratulate all award-winning organizations and persons.”
Product support to the new projects of young architects
The Arkitera Young Architect Award aims to promote the works and names of young architects to encourage them to take a greater part in architectural production. This year, the award went to the partners of 9016 Architecture, Bilge Altuğ and Mehmet Metin Polat. The ceremony host Kastamonu Entegre presented this year’s award-winning young architects with their choice of the Vision decorative panel series.
The ceremony for the Arkitera Employer Awards to highlight the role of employers in quality architecture and to encourage investors to construct quality buildings and locations was also organized at KEAS Concept Studio. Bringing together architects of different generations, the ceremony concluded with the distribution of thank you plaques to jury members and a group photography session.