22 May 2022

Semra Uygur was the latest guest on the Istanbul Mineral Exporters’ Association’s (IMIB) Natural Stone Talk Series on Thursday, March 31, 2022, moderated by Natura Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Architect Yasemin Şener. Semra Uygur shared views about the  projects in which natural stone is used, especially Atatürk Cultural Center Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall and Choir Study Buildings and Dr. Oktay Duran Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School.

The IMIB Natural Stone Talk Series both teaches the general public about Turkish natural stone, as well as interviews architects and asks them to highlight contemporary works of architecture that showcase the best of natural stone. Arkitera broadcasts the monthly talks on its YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Past guest-architects include: Architect Salih Küçüktuna and Artist Seçkin Pirim (December 2021 – Natural stone usage of Louis Vuitton İstinyePark’s facade), Architect Burak Pekoğlu (July 2021 – Using natural stone in S2OSB Mosque ve Argül Weave),  Geological Engineer Dr. O. Serkan Angi (May 2021 – Presentation about use of natural stone in architecture), Emine Öğün and Mehmet Öğün (April 2021- Natural stone types used in Amanruya Hotel in Bodrum Demirbükü), Seda Özen Bilgili (March 2021 – Using natural stone in historical buildings) Burak Yardımcı (January 2021 – The Galata Apartment, Bakırköy Republic Square, and Environs Urban Design Project) and Dila Gökalp, Han Tümertekin, Melkan Gürsel, Gökhan Avcıoğlu, Ömer Selçuk Baz, Emre Apak, Ülkü İnceköse and Uğur Yıldırım, each having shared design projects of theirs that do something with natural stone. Stay tuned for more talks, more Turkish stone, and more architecture in the coming months!

For more information: www.youtube.com/watch?v=diaubeZqkLs