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Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group welcomes the most distinguished architects of the world to Istanbul


Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group welcomes the most distinguished architectures of the world to Istanbul between the dates 24thand 27th of May.

Turkey, owes its position in the global ceramic market to successfully blending 8000 years of know-how with today’s modern technology and design. As a result today Turkey is one of the most important ceramic producer and exporter in the world.

With this occasion Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group aims to present the sector, ceramic companies and products while presenting today’s architectural standards and its various applications, in the world capital city Istanbul.

24 – 27 May 2012


Thursday 24 May 2012 

09:25 Check in, London Heathrow Airport

Turkish Airlines Flight No.TK 1980 Terminal 3

Departs 11:25 hrs 

Arrives IAA 17:15 hrs

Guests will be met at the Airport and taken to their Hotel

17:15 Coach collects from Airport

19:30 Arrival at Hotel W-İstanbul

Suleyman Seba Cad No. 22 · Akaretler, Beşiktaş · Istanbul 34357 · Turkey

Tel: +90 212 381 2121

20:30 Coach collects from Hotel

21:00 Welcoming Dinner on Swiss Boat

Departure: Kabataş Port

23:30 Coach leaves for Hotel

Friday 25 May 2012 

08:30 Coach collects from Hotel W-İstanbul

09:00 Presentation to all guests at SALT Galata

SALT Galata is organized to enable a challenging, multi-layered program that includes SALT Research, which offers public access to thousands of print and digital resources; a 219-capacity Auditorium; the renovated Ottoman Bank Museum; Workshop spaces; an Open Archive where archival research projects are interpreted and discussed; a temporary exhibition space; as well as a Café, Restaurant and Bookstore.

09:30 Welcoming speech by Bahadır Kayan

Chairman, Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group

09:45 Presentation on Turkish ceramic history and today’s ceramic sector evaluation

By Ali Onat Türker MArchitect and Civil Engineer

10:15 Presentation on Turkish Architecture

by Gökhan Karakuş Architectural Critic, Theoretician and Designer

10:45 Tour of Salt Galata by Han Tümertekin

Founder of Mimarlar Tasarım and redesigner of the SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata buildings.

12:30 Lunch at SALT Galata

14:30 EEA – Emre Arolat Architecture office visit

16:30 Tabanlıoğlu Architecture office visit

18:30 Arrival at Hotel

20:00 Coach collects from Hotel for Dinner

20:30 Dinner at MüzedeChanga

23:30 Coach leaves for Hotel

Saturday 26 May 2012 

(All days trip will be guided by Bilge Ar/ Istanbul Technical University Architectural Faculty Research Assistant)

08:45 Departure from Hotel

09:00 1st Ceramic Showroom Visit

10:00 2nd Ceramic Showroom Visit

11:00 3rd Ceramic Showroom Visit

12:00 Lunch at Pandeli Restaurant

13:00 Istanbul Old City tour

16:00 Yenikapı, Old Harbour Tour

19:00 Arrival at Hotel

Free night out

Sunday 27 May 2012 

10:00 Coach collects from Hotel for Airport with a travel guide.

11:00 Check in, Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Turkish Airlines Flight No. TK 1985 Terminal Intl

Departs 13:05 hrs 

Arrives LHR 15:15 hrs