Alumna Ekin Başkentli’s master thesis project ‘Mending Wall‘ has been awarded by the jury of the HERSUS Prize on Modern Heritage, UNESCO. Ekin completed her thesis in the Master of Architecture under the supervision of Tomas Ooms.
The HERSUS Prize on Modern Heritage is an initiative within the Erasmus+ project Enhancing of Heritage Awareness and Sustainability of Built Environment in Architectural and Urban Design – HERSUS, and co-funded by the European Commission. The Prize awards best practices in Europe on sustainability and cultural heritage in architectural and urban design. Specifically, it deals with the subject of Modern Heritage, defined by the UNESCO Modern Heritage Program as “Architecture, Town Planning and Landscape Design of the 19th and 20th Century.” The main objective of this prize is to contribute to greater visibility and awareness regarding Modern Heritage by awarding projects and initiatives that approach Modern Heritage in innovative and sustainable ways.
In this context, the jury awarded Ekin’s thesis project and invited her to the ceremony and exhibition on the 11th of May, 2023. It will be hosted by the University of Seville, Spain at its School of Architecture, in the context of the UNESCO Chair on Built Urban Heritage in the digital era – CREhAR.
The awarded proposals will be part of an itinerant exhibition and published as a catalogue after the ceremony.
Read the thesis here (full e-thesis available with KU Leuven login).
In 2022 Ekin was awarded the Van Hove Prize, see https://www.blog-archkuleuven.be/incipient-raum-22-23 and https://www.blog-archkuleuven.be/architecture/2022/11/25/liese-lore-avermaete-and-ekin-baskentli-are-winners-of-the-van-hove-prize-2022/