Arkitera Travel Grant 2017

Sponsored by Geberit, Arkitera Travel Grant 2017 announces its annual theme as:

Theme: The time goes by…

Humankind have always been interested in building timeless architectures.  A building erected thousands of years ago -yet still standing- is a physical indication and evidence of the tremendous effort spent by its patrons, owners, users, builders; to go beyond the human-life and survive for the civilizations as well as centuries to come.

Today, we can trace and learn about ancient civilizations from their remnants; and these surviving remnants are overwhelmingly architectural. By implication, a civilization which constructs the most resilient building also constructs the most timeless history of itself.

From 20th century onwards, architecture, is a profession that defines itself with innovation, forward-motion and thinking; is a practice with close ties to the industrial and technological rapidity. Compared to the pre-industrial world, contemporary architecture has a fundamentally distinct pace of building and unbuilding.

But, how does contemporary architecture establish a relationship with time and timelessness? Does time go by yet still the architecture remain?

This year, we invite you to discuss how the concepts of ‘permanence’ and ‘time’ are embraced or disregarded in the architecture of 20th century and onwards. In this respect, we would like you to decide on a route questioning the influence of time on architecture as well as permanence of/in architecture.

Evaluation Criteria

Grant candidates are expected to prepare itineraries for several places around the world and/or in Turkey.

Travel grant will be given according to the following criteria:

  1. Its contribution to the personal development of the grantee,
  2. Contribution to the enrichment of the subject in all platforms considering the relationship of Arkitera with the subject,
  3. Cost effectiveness of the budget and the efficiency of itinerary for a 10 days trip.

Application Terms

Students of the departments of architecture, urban planning, interior architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design can apply to Arkitera Travel Grant 2017.

Only students who were born between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 1997 can apply.

The following information is essential to the application:

  • Travel plan
  • Travel budget
  • Social media links

Application documents must be sent in PDF format to before the application deadline.


  • Announcement: 6th February, 2017
  • Deadline for Application: 17th April, 2017
  • Announcement of finalists: 20th of April, 2017
  • Presentations by the finalists: 24-28 April 2017
  • Winner Announcement: 2nd of May, 2017
  • Travel Time: 1 June – 31 July 2017