On 13 and 14 October 2017 a special symposium was held in the Chamber of Architects Izmir branch under the title

From Dudok to the 21st Century: Redesigning the city

                

The programme of the two days was as follows:

Friday 13 October 2017

12.00 Official opening of the exhibition Dudok in Izmir: An Architect's Lost Dream by a representative of the City of Izmir and in the presence of the project's initiators

14.00 Symposium From Dudok to the 21st Century: Redesigning the city,  Chamber of Architects, Izmir branch, coffee

14.30 Welcome and opening remarks by Ibrahim Alpaslan – President Chamber of Architects, Izmir branch

14.35 Welcome by representative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14.40 Welcome by the representative of TVCulture on behalf of all the project partners

14.45 Presentations on Dudok and the Konak Square, introduced by Dr. Meltem Gürel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture at Bilkent University, Ankara

14.50 Documentary short on Dudok in Izmir introduced by Peter Veenendaal, documentary maker and initiator of www.dudok.org

15.00 ‘Le silence de la mer’. W. M. Dudok and the power of the drawing

Dr. Herman van Bergeijk, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology

& President of the Dudok Foundation

15.30 The Image of Izmir from the Aegean Sea

Fatma Tanis, PhD student, History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Architecture, Delft University of Technology

16.00 Konak Square in the context of Ottoman and Republican Modernism

Dr. İlhan Tekeli, Professor Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Consultant, Mediterranean Academy Founding Honorary President

16.30 Planning the City of Tomorrow: Le Corbusier's project for Izmir and Konak square

Dr. Volker Ziegler, Associate Professor, National School of Architecture, Strasbourg

17.00 Break 30 minutes

17.30 W.M. Dudok's Konak Square intervention

Dr. Meltem Gürel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture at Bilkent University, Ankara and Marinus Jongeneel, architect

& students, Bilkent University, Ankara

18.00 Konak Square Architectural Competitions and 2002-03 Intervention

Ersen Gürsel, architect and urban planner

18.30 Discussion: all the participants lead by Dr. Meltem Gürel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture at Bilkent University, Ankara

19.15 End of Day 1












Saturday 14 October

9.30 Coffee and tea

10.00 Presentations on Restoration, Re-use and Transformation, introduced by Dr Sebnem Yücel, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Yasar University, Izmir

10.05 From A Tobacco Warehouse to the Chamber of Architects Izmir and the “Izmir Shore Design Project”

Orhan Ersan & Deniz Dokgöz, Ikiartibir Architects

10.30 Restoration and Re-use: from World Heritage to 'ordinary' monuments

Meindert Booij, Broekbakema Architects, Rotterdam

11.00 Transforming the Central Bank of Turkish Republic Izmir (design Ergun Unaran and Doğan Tekeli) to the Key Hotel

Derya Akdurak, architect

11.30 Restoration and Transformation: The Dutch approach

Dr. Marie-Thérèse van Thoor, Associate Professor, Chair Heritage & Cultural Value, Department of Architecture, Delft University of Technology

12.00 Reconstructing the city in the 21st century: Iconic Architecture in an Existing Urban Fabric

Stefan de Koning, architect and Senior Associate, MVRDV architects and urban planners, Rotterdam

12.30 Reconstructing the city in the 21st century

Murat Tabanlioglu, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul

13.00 Network sandwich lunch, offered by the Chamber of Architects, Izmir branch

14.00 Presentations on Reconstructing the city in the 21st century, introduced by

Dr. Ir. Sevil Sariyildiz, Professor of Design Informatics - Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Delft University of Technology

14.15 Reconstructing the city in the 21st century:Space and Policy

David Mulder van der Vegt, architect, XML architects, Amsterdam

14.45 Reconstructing the city in the 21st century;  how to build value with urban planning and architecture 

Jaap Gräber, architect, PLAN-Modules, Amsterdam

15.15 Defining the public building and its relation to the public space from Dudok into the 21st century

Hasan Topal, architect

15.45 Tea Break

16.15 Discussion: all the participants lead by Dr. Ir. Sevil Sariyildiz, Professor of Design Informatics - Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Delft University of Technology

17.00 Networkdrink organised in partnership with the NBSO

18.00 End of Day 2


Sunday 15 October 

10.30 Special tour of Izmir with architectural highlights

Thursday 19 October

Dudok in Izmir: An Architect's Lost Dream  transported to the Adnan Saygun Cultural Centre, Izmir

Friday 20 October

Dudok in Izmir: An Architect's Lost Dream opens in Adnan Saygun Cultural Centre in Izmir

izmir 13 - 15 october 2017

Entrance to the symposium was free. Registration is no longer possible. 

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Map of the City of Izmir with the main locations of the exhibition and the symposium


The city centre can easily be reached by subway from Adnan Menderes Airport.  Taxi is around € 25 one way