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YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program

YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program on view through 20 October 2013 is held biannually during the summer and offers young emerging architects the opportunity to design a temporary installation in the courtyard of Istanbul Modern.

Sky Spotting Stop by SO? Architecture and Ideas at the courtyard of Istanbul Modern. Photo: Muhsin Akgün.
Sky Spotting Stop by SO? Architecture and Ideas at the courtyard of Istanbul Modern. Photo: Muhsin Akgün.

Architects are encouraged to address environmental issues, such as sustainability, re-use, and re-cycling, and to explore design ideas providing elements of shade, water, and seating that would increase the possibilities of use in open-air spaces. Providing an attractive urban venue for the summer, these designs are expected to host diverse events and create intimate social spaces for city dwellers—all within a modest budget and through reasonable architectural solutions. The YAP: Young Architects Program began in 1998 in MoMA PS1′s courtyard in New York and became international with the participation of CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, Chile in 2010 and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome in 2011. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Turkey joined the program as of 2012. The sculpture garden and the gravel area on the courtyard of Istanbul Modern—itself situated in one of the warehouses designed by Sedad Hakkı Eldem—was selected as the project site for YAP Istanbul Modern. The jury, which came together to select the winning project, was formed of architectural experts and of representatives from Istanbul Modern and the other YAP: Young Architects Programs. From among the proposals of the five finalists the jury selected the project Sky Spotting Stop designed by SO? Architecture and Ideas. An international show presenting the designs of the 20 finalists invited to the program in 2013 by MoMA PS1, MAXXI, CONSTRUCTO, and Istanbul Modern, as well as the 15-year history of the YAP: Young Architects Program are on view in Istanbul Modern’s Pop-up exhibition area.

YAP Istanbul Modern is carried out by Istanbul Modern in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 under the co-sponsorship of Garanti, Polimeks and VitrA.

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