Erdem Tüzün is an architect based in New York, presently leading the design team for Eisenman Architects.


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He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Istanbul Technical University and Master of Science in Architecture degree at Pratt Institute. He was awarded with the first prize at Çekirge Square Competition in 2017, and the National Architecture Award in Turkey with his “The Giant Machine” project in 2016. Erdem was one of the associate curators of Vardiya/The Shift which was presented at the Pavilion of Turkey for La Biennale di Venezia 16th Architectural Exhibition in 2018. He is a co-founder of Herkes İçin Mimarlık -Architecture For All-, an independent architecture organization based in Istanbul, that promotes collaborative design processes between government representatives, various professionals, and citizens.

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VARDIYA / THE SHIFT, 2018 - Pavilion of Turkey, La Biennale di Venezia 16th Architectural Exhibition

Vardiya / the Shift committed a program full of public events to turn Pavilion of Turkey into an open space for temporary accommodation, production and encountering. The pavilion curated by Kerem Piker and five associate curators including Erdem Tüzün. More

ÇEKIRGE SQUARE, 2017 - First Prize
The proposed project lays out short and long term strategies to renew the character of Bursa’s Çekirge neighborhood. On an urban scale, the project creates a pedestrian promenade that connects different landmarks and focal points in the area. Along the trail, multiple architectural and landscape oriented interventions are proposed to increase the vibrancy of the area. w/ Hayrettin Günç

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, 2016 - Honorable Mention Prize
The dualist mode of thinking in contemporary architectural profession for building and ground relationship fluctuates between either disguising the building with natural elements and creating a fake sense of the natural, or undermining the ground by fetishizing the figure. The proposal sits in between, where the artificial and natural is in a symbiotic relationship. w/ Sina Özbudun, Isaac Michan, Yelta Köm
CULTURESCAPE, 2015 - VCMD: Caution! Slippery Ground, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

The design of the exhibition consists of two overlapping elements: twenty meters long table hosting "the symbols and rituals" section, and the triangulated aluminum panel surfaces holding the works of seven invited participants of the exhibition. w/ Yelta Köm, Photography: Sahir Uğur Eren 




THE GIANT MACHINE, 2012 - National Architecture Award (Chamber of Architects of Turkey)
The Giant Machine questions the human footprint on earth as well as the existence and the conflict of nature and design. The Giant’s composition fused into nature enables its own aesthetics via overcoming its authentic intentions and kitbashing. Objects gain functions distinct from previous versions and evolve into a layered flowing form by combining.




© Erdem Tüzün, 2019