Tunch Gungor has more than 10 years of experience focused on large and small scale architectural projects both in the United States and internationally. He demonstrates a diverse range of knowledge on various building typologies including commercial, residential, civic and large scale mixed use developments.
Prior to joining ZNA Mr. Gungor was an associate at Safdie Architects where for the last 4 years, he worked on The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore serving as one of the resident design architects on the project. During this time, he worked closely with the local associate architects, numerous contractors and regional authorities.
He remains committed to designing buildings at their highest standard, which are meaningful and economically considerate for current and future generations.
Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Director
Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Associate
Wentworth Institute of Technology, BArch, Architecture
The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines, including advertising design and visual communications, architecture and urban design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, product and industrial design.
Izmir Post District International Urban Design Competition in Izmir, Turkey, Honorable Mention
This project proposes the creation of a streetcar to set in motion the operation of seduction for the City of Izmir. The Izmir Light Rail Tram (IZLR) is proposed as a structuring device that would intensify the Izmir Port District, accommodate existing patterns of growth, and introduce a range of new activities and urban conditions. The plan shows an accumulation of densely developed nodes and pedestrian initiatives linked by the IZLR system with the overall existing public transport network. This approach would create sufficient critical mass of large-scale projects to weave the Bay of Izmir back into the lives of her citizens.
“Metromedia Platz” covers the intersection with an urban berm, connecting the neighbors of the district. On this “common ground” berm, it appears that all manner of possibilities can appear before your eyes –an architectural equivalent of virtual reality!