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E.C.A–Serel rewards future Turkish designers

In the ‘Water Friendly Designs’ contest organized by E.C.A ve SEREL in collaboration with Mimar Sinan University, the excitement came to an event with the held award ceremony.
Those winning awards in the ‘Water Friendly Designs’ contents organized jointly by  E.C.A and SEREL which have been operating as members of Elginkan Group which has been producing products enhancing quality of life for over half a century, in conjunction with Mimar University Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Industrial Product Design Department, were announced. According to results made public at the evening organized in Mimar Sinan University, Begüm Nazlı Bayındır from Anadolu University became the owner of the first prize of TRY 20,000.

Uğraş Akpınar from Mimar Sinan University received the second prize of TRY 9,000, with the third prize of TRY 3,500 going to Mimar Sinan University’s Cenk Aytekin. At the evening event, which was popular with industry representatives and academicians, Sami Savatlı and his team from Middle East Technical University won TRY 1,000 as honorable mention. Five students received encouragement awards at the award ceremony for their achievements and 18 students in total, who were entitled to go to second phase of the contest, were handed out gratitude certificates by E.C.A-SEREL and Mimar Sinan University.

Future plans for the contest, which seeks to re-design for the consumer the systems used in the “wet spaces” in any buildings and areas  considering the principles of “water friendliness”, are to transform the contest into a traditional one.

The jury, making its decisions chaired by MSFU Industrial Product Design Department Head Prof. Dr. Önder Küçükerman, comprised the following names: Water Foundation President  Prof.Dr.Zekai Şen, Architect, Engineer, M.Sc. Cengiz Bektaş and Emre Arolat, E.C.A Building Group Coordinator Muzaffer Zeren, ELMOR Company Manager Hakan Günderen, SEREL Project Manager Ferruh Baran, VALFSEL Plant Manager Tülay Terzigil, VALFSEL R&D Manager Ahmet Coşan, VALF A.Ş Technical Manager Ramazan Köroğlu.


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