Emre Arolat

Emre Arolat is a Turkish architect, and a winner of architecture awards such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and selected work for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture. He holds the International Academy of Architecture title of Professor of the Academy.

1 Early life
2 Awards
3 Teaching
4 Exhibitions
5 Publication
6 Books
7 Selected Projects
8 References
Early life
Arolat was born in Ankara in 1963.[1] He received his BArch degree in Architecture in 1986 and MArch degree in 1992 at Istanbul Mimar Sinan University . He worked at Metcalf and Associates Architectural Office, Washington D.C. between 1986–1987. From 1987 to 2004, he worked at Arolat Architects[2] as associate designer with Şaziment & Neşet Arolat.

He founded his architecture practice in 2004 with Gonca Paşolar. The practice, EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture includes his parents Neşet Arolat and Şaziment Arolat as partners. EAA is a practice with a professional architectural staff with over 80 people in New York, Istanbul and London.[citation needed]

Arolat has received many national and international awards, including 2005 Mies van der Rohe award for European Architecture (Highly Commended), 2006 AR Awards for Emerging Architecture (Highly Commended), 2013 WAF (World Architecture Festival) Winner of Religious Buildings category with Sancaklar Mosque,[3] 2014 WAF Winner of Shopping Category with Yalikavak Palmarina[4] and Winner of Leisure-Led Category with Antakya Museum Hotel[5] and in 2015 WAF Winner of Infrastructure Category with Cukurova Airport[6] and Winner of Culture Category with Istanbul Antrepo 5 – MSGSU Painting and Sculpture Museum.[1] He also received National Architecture Awards, in the category of “Design” and “Building” in 1992, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014. He has been awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 with the Ipekyol Textile Factory Building.[7][8] In 2015 Sancaklar Mosque was awarded ArchDaily’s Best Building of the Year[9] and Mies van der Rohe award for European Architecture-Best 40 Building of the Year, also nominated for Design Museum-Designs of the Year award[10] In May 2015, The International Academy of Architecture has accorded Emre Arolat the title of Professor of the Academy[11] in recognition of his achievements in the development of contemporary architecture.

Beginning in 1998, Emre Arolat has taught in architectural schools in Turkey and abroad, including Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul Bilgi University, Berlage Institute for Architecture,[12] TU Delft and Erciyes University, he was also visiting juror at Pratt Institute,[13] Middle East Technical University and Istanbul Technical University. He has been invited as a jury member for numerous professional architectural design competitions in Turkey and abroad, including the WAF (World Architecture Festival), Europan 8, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Opera House Architectural Design Competition and in 2014 the Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition and the Omrania | CSBE (Center for the Study of the Built Environment) Student Award for Architectural Excellence in Amman.[14] He was the 2017 Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture.[15]

Emre Arolat was one of two curators of 1.Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012.[16] He curated “Musibet”,[17] an exhibition focusing on the social and physical effects of the rapid transformation processes taking place in Istanbul. EAA curated exhibitions “Nazaran…/With regard to…”[18] in 2006, “An/Moment”[19] in 2012 and ”Fabrika/The Factory”[20] in 2013.

In 2015 Arolat curated EAA’s exhibition, “ist-on situations”[21] at RIBA, London.The exhibition explored through a timeline beginning with the mid-19th century that shows key events or turning points in the course of the urban stories of London and Istanbul. Through a dual city approach the practice reveals “situations” that unite and differentiate these two great cities at the east and west ends of Europe in their development. Along with the visual material and text focusing on the background of the urban situations, a selection of recent projects and those underway by EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture in Istanbul were showcased, as ‘agents’ of the current urban scene. The exhibition featured original drawings, models, photographs and films of EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture’s projects.[citation needed]

EAA has also published a number of books. “Emre Arolat: Buildings / Projects 1998-2005” is the first monograph by Emre Arolat. It uses thirty projects to explore the studio’s architectural approach. In the book “Dalaman Airport”, explores the experience of producing this large building. EAA was the editor of the books “Nazaran…/With regard to…” and ”Fabrika/The Factory” which was published along the exhibitions. In September 2013, Rizzoli NY published “EAA- Emre Arolat Architects: Context and Plurality”,[22] a monograph edited by Philip Jodido and Suha Özkan, covering 34 projects of the office. It was the first Rizzoli book publication for a Turkish architect.

EAA-Context And Plurality, Philip Jodidio-Suha Özkan, Rizzoli NY (2013)[23]
Fabrika, Milli Reasurans A.S. (2012)[24]
Dalaman, Yem Yayinevi (2007)[25]
Nazaran, Milli Reasurans A.S. (2006)[26]
Emre Arolat, Buildings/Projects 1998–2005, Literatür (2005)[27]
Selected Projects
Date Type Building Location Country
2002 Residential Aomori Housing Complex Aomori Japan
2003 Hotel Hotel in Mahdia Mahdia Tunisia
2003 Hotel Lara Kervansaray Hotel and Convention Center Antalya Turkey
2004 Recreational Minicity Theme Park Antalya Turkey
2005 Office Tour & Taxis, Renovation of Antrepot Royal Brussels Belgium
2006 Transportation Dalaman International Airport Terminal Mugla Turkey
2006 Industrial Ipekyol Textile Factory Edirne Turkey
2007 Residential Kemerlife XXI Istanbul Turkey
2008 Hotel 7800 Çeşme Residences and Hotel Izmir Turkey
2009 Residential Folkart Narlidere Housing Izmir Turkey
2009 Museum Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul Turkey
2010 Hotel Antakya Hilton Museum Hotel Antakya Turkey
2010 Residential Arketip Housing Istanbul Turkey
2010 Cultural Eyüp Cultural Center and Marriage Hall Istanbul Turkey
2011 Master Planning Cendere Valley Master Planning Istanbul Turkey
2011 Transportation Çukurova Regional Airport Complex Adana Turkey
2011 Cultural Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture Istanbul Turkey
2011 Government Prague Turkish Embassy Prague Czech Republic
2011 Cultural Raif Dinçkök Cultural Center Yalova Turkey
2012 Mixed Use Baku Mixed Use Complex Baku Azerbaijan
2012 Hotel Hotel in Batumi Batumi Georgia
2012 Office Kağıthane Ofispark Istanbul Turkey
2012 Hotel Le Meridien Istanbul Istanbul Turkey
2012 Education Metu Research Center Ankara Turkey
2012 Residential Yalikavak Elements Bodrum Turkey
2013 Cultural Expo Milano Turkish Pavilion Milan Italy
2013 Mixed Use Kuzu Effect Ankara Turkey
2013 Religion Sancaklar Mosque Istanbul Turkey
2013 Residential Ulus Savoy Residences Istanbul Turkey
2013 Residential Vicem Bodrum Houses Mugla Turkey
2014 Education AGU Sümer Campus Kayseri Turkey
2014 Cultural Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Helsinki Finland
2014 Mixed Use Heyat Park Mixed Use Complex Baku Azerbaijan
2014 Office Maslak No.1 Office Tower Istanbul Turkey
2014 Cultural Udarnik Contemporary Art Museum Moscow Russia
2014 Leisure Yalikavak Palmarina Istanbul Turkey
2014 Mixed Use Zorlu Center Mixed Use Complex Istanbul Turkey
2015 Mixed Use Gelendzhik Marina Gelendzhik Russia
2015 Government Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Complex Manisa Turkey
2015 Office Office Tower in Istanbul Istanbul Turkey
2015 Hotel Rixos Abu Dhabi Resort Hotel Dubai UAE
2015 Hotel Royalton Hotel and Residences London United Kingdom
2015 Hotel St. Regis Istanbul Istanbul Turkey
2016 Cultural Abdullah Gül Presidential Museum and Library Kayseri Turkey
2016 Residential Bahamas Houses Cat Cay Bahamas
2016 Cultural BerKM – Bergama Cultural Center Izmir Turkey
2016 Residential Güral Suadiye Residences Istanbul Turkey
2016 Cultural Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography Budapest Hungary
2016 Residential Muscat 1129 Commercial and Residential Complex Muscat Oman
2016 Residential New Kent Road Residential Complex London United Kingdom
2017 Mixed Use Ege Perla Izmir Turkey
2017 Residential Golkoy Residences Mugla Turkey
2017 Residential Kandilli Residences Istanbul Turkey
2017 Mixed Use Kazan Mixed Use Complex Kazan Tatarstan
2017 Mixed Use Mecidiyekoy Mixed Use Complex Istanbul Turkey
2017 Restaurant Munya Restaurant Miami Miami United States
2017 Museum Qatar Art Mill Competition Doha Qatar
2017 Mixed Use Tehran Mixed Use Complex Tehran Iran
2018 Residential Bay Point Villas Miami United States
2018 Cultural Nora Cultural Center Ajman UAE
2018 Hotel Savoy Hotel Miami United States
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Aynali, Nil; Pasaoglu, Ali (1 February 2012). Fabrika. Istanbul: Millî Reasürans Sanat Galerisi. ISBN 978-605-4382-06-4.
Dalaman. Istanbul: YEM Yayin. November 2007. ISBN 978-975-8599-97-4.
Nazaran. Istanbul: Millî Reasürans Sanat Galerisi. 2006. ISBN 975-7235-75-X.
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