The Circle invites creative young architects of Turkey to take part in Young Architects Selection & Exhibition. GEMSS is open to all architects under 40. The deadline is 21 July. By noting current architectural tendencies and bringing together the most creative projects in an exhibition, GEMSS intends to become a national and international platform for the young architects The first edition of GEMSS will be curated by Sait Ali Köknar, whereas the jury will consist of professional architects as well as artists, academicians and business representatives from the sector. The jury for GEMSS 2019 consists of  Antonio Cosentino (Painter), Cem Sorguç (CM Architecture, Co-Founder), Dürrin Süer (M+D Architecture, Co-Founder), Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu, (Ass. Prof. Dr., İTÜ, The Department of Architecture), Murat Tabanlıoğlu (Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Co-Owner), Serdar Güçar (Hill International Vice President) and Zuhal Ulusoy (Prof. Dr., İstanbul Bilgi University, The Dean of The Faculty of Architecture). GEMSS exhibition will take place in The Circle between 5 September – 12 October 2019. Later, between 1-30 June 2020 it will be shown in RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) as part of London Festival of Architecture.      

Young Architects Selection & Exhibition aims to record individual and collective production of young architects and present it through the national and international platforms. It also intends to become a new platform for contemporary architectural thought. Planned to be organized every year in the same period, GEMSS’s intention is to provide a multidisciplinary environment for creative projects of young Turkish architects. GEMMS will also build an archive of architectural practices by tracing and recording the concepts and ideas in the selected works. In this way GEMSS aims to become one of the major events that serve to promote the architectural culture in Turkey. Curated by Sait Ali Köknar, GEMSS will also host parallel panels and talks. The accumulation of ideas and concepts gained through the process will be shared through online publications and through a book of the selected projects.

Applications should be submitted online via e-mail: gemss@thecircle-o.com. Applicants are required to provide all the listed documents. The application is free. Information about the applicants will be kept secret. The applicants should:

  • Have at least an MA degree in Architecture
  • Be the owner, co-founder or an employee of an architectural office
  • Be 40 or under 40 years old
  • Have a built project or a national or international competition award

To apply to GEMSS, please fill the application form and send it to  gemss@thecircle-o.com.

You can find the exhibition panel template here. You can find detailed instructions for the exhibition panel template here.

For applicants applying with collaborative projects the letter of consent sample is available here. 

Applicants should apply with one or two projects that can be either built architectural projects, or spatial designs at the intersection of architecture and art Applicants should provide a digital version of the exhibition panel design Applicants who work in an architectural office should provide, through the office in question, the evidence of their involvement in the project(s) presented in the exhibition panel Teams of project(s) presented on the exhibition panel should be listed in detail Applicants should also provide their portfolio and curriculum vitae After the selection of the works by jury members, the applicants may be asked to provide additional digital/physical materials (a model, an object, video etc.) for the exhibition

If you want to nominate young architects for GEMSS please send their names and e-mail adresses to gemss@thecircle-o.com with the subject ‘Nomination.’

Pre-Assessment: The Jury members individually assess the digital materials presented to them and produce a shortlist. Assessment: The jury members come together to assess their respective shortlists and select the architects to be included in the exhibition by assessing the projects, portfolios and curricula vitae of the applicants. There will be no ranking between the selected projects. Reporting: After the selection is finalized, the jury members will present a short report explaining the criteria of their selection by taking into account the general aims of the exhibition. This written report about the qualities of the selected applications will give us the chance to understand present currents in architecture and to provide a guide for subsequent editions of GEMSS. Publication: After this process, a book will be published to accompany the exhibition in order to keep a record of the information and knowledge gained through the exhibition process. Exhibition: In order to share with the public the projects and architectural concepts of young architects an exhibition will be organized. In addition to panels, the exhibition will include models, objects and videos for the presentation of the projects.  The projects will be exhibited on equal terms without any ranking.

You can download the file for general terms and conditions here.

In order to share with the public the projects and architectural concepts of young architects, an exhibition will be organized. In addition to panels, the exhibition will include models, objects and videos for the presentation of the projects.  The projects will be exhibited on equal terms without any ranking.

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Selection Committee Members

Antonio Cosentino Artist

Cem Sorguç CM Architecture, Co-Founder

Dürrin Süer M+D Architecture, Co-Founder

Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu Ass.Prof.Dr. İTÜ The Department of Architecture

Murat Tabanlıoğlu Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Co-Owner

Serdar Güçar Hill International Vice President

Zuhal Ulusoy Prof.Dr. İstanbul Bilgi University, The Dean of The Faculty of Architecture

Sait Ali Köknar(Curator) KHAS Art and Design Faculty, Lecturer

Calendar

  • Open Call

  • Deadline for further questions

  • Deadline for application

  • Announcement of the results

  • The exhibition

You can send all your questions about GEMSS to gemss@thecircle-o.com.