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Onat Öktem

Onat Öktem

Ankara, TR

 

About 

Onat Öktem graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU), Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture in 2004. He pursued his masters in the Faculty of Architecture in Netherlands, Delft University of Technology, in 2006 for one year. He worked for the Dutch architectural firm 24H>Architecture in Rotterdam during this period.

Öktem continues his architectural practice in his firm ONZ Architects, founded in 2007. Besides working in different scaled projects as an architect, he won many prizes in both international and national architectural competitions.

Öktem works as a part-time instructor for METU/Ankara, fourth year Architecture Studio since 2010. He also attends juries and studios in architecture faculties as a guest instructor in other universities.

In addition to his architectural and academic works, Öktem founded “Creative Initiative” where he curates and designs a series of architectural exhibitions, lectures and workshops. The “Young Dutch Architecture” exhibition series curated by Creative Initiative brought together many important and international contributors.

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Education 

Middle East Technical University METU, Ankara, TR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - Jul 2004
 

Awards 

YAP Istanbul Modern - Young Architects Program, Other

Finalist - YAP Istanbul Modern - Young Architects Program. Istanbul - Turkey

2013
 

Green Dot Awards 2012, 1st Place

"Green Mosque" is the winner of Green Dot Awards 2012. New York - USA

2012
 

Marmomacc International Architecture and Design Competition 2012, 3rd Place

"The Rock" won the 3rd Prize - Marmomacc International Architecture and Design Competition 2012 in Winebar & Restaurants category. Belgium

2012
 

Ödemiş Public Square and Cultural Center Architectural Competition, 3rd Place

Ödemiş Public Square and Cultural Center Architectural Competition. İzmir - Turkey

2012
 

Çanakkale "Green" Municipality & Cultural Center Architectural Competition, Honorable Mention

Çanakkale "Green" Municipality & Cultural Center Architectural Competition - Çanakkale/Turkey

2012
 

Middle East Architect Awards 2012 - shortlist for Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year, Other

Middle East Architect Awards 2012 - shortlist for Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year. Dubai - UAE

2012
 

d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012, Honorable Mention

Wave Cube, is selected as 'Special Mention: Interior Architecture' in the Unbuilt Visions 2012 international architectural design competition!

2012
 

Adana Çukurova Municipality City Hall & Cultural Center Architectural Competition, 2nd Place

2nd Prize - Adana Çukurova Municipality City Hall & Cultural Center Architectural Competition / Adana - Turkey

2011
 

"EXPO 2012, YEOSU - South Korea Turkish Pavillion" Invitational International Architectural Competition., 2nd Place

"EXPO 2012, YEOSU - South Korea Turkish Pavillion" Invitational International Architectural Competition. Ankara - Turkey

2011
 

d3 Natural Systems International Architectural Design competition - 2011, Honorable Mention

Special Mention: Director's Choice for the 2011 d3 Natural Systems international architectural design competition. New york / USA

2011
 

"Green Mosque" - Best Freestanding Religious Structure, 1st Place

The Building: Problem or Solution? International Architectural Competition - Faith in Place / Chicago - USA

2010
 

Cebeli Tepesi Architectural Landmark Competition, 2nd Place

Cebeli Tepesi Architectural Landmark Competition. Antalya - Turkey

2010
 

Student Center & Public Square Architectural Competition / METU, Honorable Mention

1. Honorable Mention - Student Center & Public Square Architectural Competition / METU - Ankara - Turkey

2010
 

High Rise Building Workshop Competition, 2nd Place

2nd Prize - High Rise Building Workshop Competition. Rotterdam - The Netherlands

2005
 

Archiprix Turkey 2004, Other

Incentive Prize - Archiprix Turkey 2004

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 



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