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Urban Living with the Infinite Tones of the Green and the Blue of Nature...

If we do not pay enough attention to the environment and go on building without leaving enough space to nature and the habitat, can you imagine how bad the environment and human health will be affected?

Eco-friendly buildings save money on operation using less energy and water resources, reduce carbon emissions and provide a healthier living space for residents, employees, businesses and the community. Since buildings have an estimated 30 percent share of global carbon emissions, green buildings provide one of the most economical and effective solutions to the environmental, social and economic benefits they bring to climate change.

The goal is to reach 15 million m2 of new green building space over the next five years in Turkey alone…
- How would this bepossible?
- Which criteria's should be taken into consideration while designing the buildings, new settlements and towns in the process of achieving this goal?

Green architecture has an active past in Usa, Western and Northern Europe. However, the concept is newly being implemented in Turkey and other emerging market countries. Globally intelligent green building demands are multiplying every three years. The research, shows that the market has turned into a trillion-dollar industry with the demand for green buildings, shows how much the demand for green buildings is required.

And is it just green? Why is the tone of the blue so important? All cities are near the sea, lake or on a river. Turkey is surrounded by sea and rich with lakes and rivers.

UNESCO declared Istanbul as a creative city in design in 2017. Archisections8 Conference will convene in Istanbul… be part of the solution…

Save the Date

Green Topics in Architecture

Green and blue are eco-friendly, urban transformation issues.

Leading Speakers

World-renowned eco-friendly architects and environmental activists and cities directors meet you at this conference.

Multi Language Support

Translation in Turkish and in English.


Speakers are also speaking at the conference.

  • Mimar Gökhan Avcıoğlu

    GAD Foundation President

  • Sevinç Ormancı,

    Master Architect

  • Joseph Coriaty


  • Prof. Dr. Süha Özkan


  • Murat Tabanlıoğlu

    Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık

  • Ken Yeang


  • Han Tümertekin


  • Michael B. Lehrer


  • H. Serhan Süzer


  • Faruk Göksu

    Faruk Göksu

    City Planner

  • Nevzat Sayın

    Nevzat Sayın



    David Miller


  • Gürsel Öngören

    Gürsel Öngören

    Vice President

  • Mia Lehrer

    Mia Lehrer

    Master of Landscape Architecture

  • Takeiro Goto

    Hiroshi Sambuichi

    Architect Hiroshi Sambuichi

  • Erden Timur

  • Feyzullah Yetgin

  • aydan volkan

    Aydan Volkan


  • Fahriye Söylemez

  • Duygu Beşbıçak


II. Archisections Istanbul Conference Program.

08:00 Registration

08:45 Green & Blue Exhibition Opening - Coffe and tea service

08:45 - 09:00 Nature Fusion – Olga UİTAİ Show

09:00 - 09:30 Green & Blue Opening Ceremony
Master Architect Sevinç Ormancı, Archisections Coordinator
Murat Kurum, Minister of Urbanism and Environment
Mimar Gökhan Avcıoğlu, President of GAD Foundation

09:30 - 10:00 Key note speaker #1 - Green & Blue Recent Trends, Ken Yeang

10:00 – 10:30 Key note speaker #3 - A. Faruk GÖKSU, City Planner
Green Road Project

10:30 – 11:00 Key note speaker #3 Green & Blue Solutions for Istanbul
Sevinç Ormancı, Moderator
Erden Timur, Nef Chief Executive Officer

10:30 - 18:00 Poster session 2D/3D

11:00 - 11:15 Herbal tea & coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Case Study #1
New Ports of Istanbul - Istanbul as a Home Port
Galata - Haliç – Haydarpaşa
Han Tümertekin, Nevzat Sayın, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Cities of the Future

12:00 – 12:30 Key note speaker #4 Architect David Miller, DMA
Using Digital Tools to aid Real World Sustainability – London

12:30 – 13:00 Key note speaker #5 H. Serhan Süzer, EkoRE CEO
Self Sufficient Buildings
Sevinç Ormancı, Moderatör

13:00 - 13:45 Green & Blue Lunch Brake

13:45 - 14:15 Key note speaker #6 Master Architect Gökhan Avcıoğlu,
President of GAD Foundation

14:15 - 15:15 Key note speaker #7 Prof. Dr. Süha Özkan,
Chairman of World Architecture Community
Urban and Architectural Acupunctures

15:15 - 16:00 Case Study #2 - Futuristic: Los Angeles Sustainability Plan
Architect Joseph Coriaty & Architect Michael Lehrer &
Landscape Architect Mia Miriam Lehrer

16:00 - 16:15 Herbal tea & coffee break

16:15 - 16:45 Key note speaker #8 Master Architect Sevinç Ormancı,
Sedeko Mimarlık
Life Energy at Urban Architecture Powered by The Nature

16:45 - 17:15 Green and Blue Thematic Panel 1
Green Roof Systems
Architect Deniz Arslan
Architect Aydan Volkan

17:15 - 18:00 Panel 2 – Green Real Estate Projects
GYODER Vice President Moderator Prof. Dr. Gürsel Öngören
GYODER, Chairman, Feyzullah Yetgin
INDER, Chairman, Nazmi Durbakayım

18:00 - 19:00 Case Study #3
From Hiroshima today
Moderator M. Architect Sevinç Ormancı

19:00 – 19:30 Archisections Green & Blue Awards

19:30 - 21:30 Green & Blue Network Party
Nature Fusion – Olga UİTAİ Show

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Presentation File

You can download our presentation for the details about our conference that will be taken place in 19th of October.

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Press Release

March 27th, 2018 - Press Release - Year’s international summit of architecture and ecological construction

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From Press

Our press releases.






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Accommodation Alternatives

Hotel alternatives during the event.

The Ritz-Carlton İstanbul
The Ritz-Carlton İstanbul
10 Karakoy Hotel
10 Karakoy Hotel


M. Architect Sevinç Ormancı, Coordinator of Archisections
Gökhan Avcıoğlu, M. Architect, President of Gad Foundation
Prof Dr Gürsel Öngören, Gyoder Asistant General Manager
Prof. Arzu Erdem, Kadir Has University
İrfan Önal, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey General Director of Promotion Office
Murat Tabanlıoğlu, M. Architect
Ömer Turan, The Istanbul Metropolitan Director of Urban Design
Han Tümertekin, M. Architect
Berrin Chatzi Chousein, World Architecture Community Editor-in-Chief
A. Faruk GÖKSU, City Planner
Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan, Vice President of DEMSA Group, Archisections8 Honorary Committee



PARTICIPANTS of the organization.