Han Tümertekin


Han Tümertekin will be in the Thinking the Edge event presenting his work.

Han Tümertekin is a practicing architect based in Istanbul and principal of the firm Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd that he established in 1986. Previously, he worked in Paris in the architectural studios of Ahmet Gulgonen and of Bernstein, Chempetier, Vidal. His built works include residential, commercial and institutional projects primarily in Turkey, as well as in the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. Mr. Tümertekin was trained in architecture at Istanbul Technical University. He lectured at the Technical University of Delft, at the 6th mAAN International Conference in Tokyo “Our Modern – Re-appropriating Asia’s Urban Heritage” as well as at Harvard. Mr. Tümertekin’s works have been widely published in international architectural journals, including Domus, Abitare, AV and in the World Atlas of Contemporary Architecture; Included in the 2006 Venice Biennale, he also won Turkey’s National Architecture Award in 1998 and 2000. A monograph of his recent work was published by Harvard University Press in 2006. Mr. Tümertekin was presented a 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He served on the 2007 Master Jury. Actually he is a member of the awards steering committee.