From PNR.NETWORK

“We’re at a time when we need to cope with ever changing economic conditions and quickly come up with solutions to crises. We have set off to generate the motion and motivation that is much needed in our sector by establishing a networking project that removes the borders, takes on the world as one and is grounded on a collaboration of forces, experience and exchange of knowledge. Under the roof of PNR.istanbul, we seek solutions together with experts and stakeholders, as well as forming a dynamic platform of communication and research. Our agenda will adapt to the changing conditions. Our aim is to find new markets in the fastest and most accurate way possible, benefit from the experiences of those in the know, share information for better and true production. By collaborating under PNR.istanbul, I believe we’ll find the most effective solutions to the period of crisis.” | Binat Communication & Consultancy | Istanbul

Banu Binat

“As professionals working on different fields of the sector, we have all realized the changing requirements and dynamics of the construction industry. We believe that our hardship will turn into opportunities if we rely on our previous experiences. In light of our professional background in the constrution industry, we have established PNR.istanbul in order to enable the sector to grow and improve without borders, and become a globally substantial agent.” | Yapı Media Communication | Istanbul

Bahadır Erkmen

“As an architect from Bucharest, Romania, I found the event quite interesting and useful. Eventhough I already knew some of the products that were introduced, it was nice to see what we use in our projects and learn further about those products. I also enjoyed the company of the people that attended and spent some quality time.” | AMA DESIGN | Romania

Adriana Gigoi

“Before PNR.istanbul, I personally didn’t much know about the Turkish market and the goods it can offer. So I find this convention very useful and think it’s a great oppurtunity to widen our material knowledge and hopefully to establish some new connections which would be usefull for both sides.

Eventhough we love new challenges in our studio and would love to see what’s outside of the Bulgarian market, we haven’t had a chance to do so. That’s one of the reasons I came here, so I can make some new contacts and establish new partnerships with architects, investors and other professionals.” | STARH | Bulgaria

Petar Nikolov

“Our relationship with materials is provided by brands. As architects, with the invitation from the brands or by hosting them in our offices, we learn about so many different products and details, so we can serve our customers on a more developed scale. In this sense, I find the PNR.istanbul events very useful for providing relationship between architects and products. Making face to face contact is very important and specially in the first event we got the chance to sit on the same table with more than 20 brands and they got the chance to introduce themselves. Even when I came here now for Focus II, I see familiar faces from the previous events and maybe they will come to my office or I will be interested in some of their products.

I am here today for learning about what kind of works are being done in the world and what kind of processes they go through. Because there is always a thought of doing projects abroad. We always think about what is happening in our own country. This event is a great chance to see what is going on in the world. It is great for us that RIBA is doing a presentation for that purpose.” | LOT Studio | İstanbul

Erkan Akan

“PNR.istanbul gives Turkish architects opportunity to expand their work abroad, has an important mission of bringing together architecture offices around the world with producers from Turkey and fills in an important gap in these difficult times for construction industry. We are really thankful to PNR.istanbul for bringing us together with many architecture offices around the world by Face-to-Face events because it is a great way to introduce ourselves. We wanted to give architects from Turkey information about what path to follow if they want to work globally and if they want to do this through RIBA, how they can make it happen. RIBA-VitrA Architectural Concersations was a catalyzer for this. We extended this relationship today to the 7th floor of VitrA’s Nisantaşı venue, VBenzeri Mekan with PNR.istanbul and we are very happy about that.” | VitrA

Merve Nur Saygı

“Architecture is very important for us and architects are our most important partners. We want to act in unison with architecture community in Turkey and around the world. We started these programs with RIBA to continue giving support to architectural culture in Turkey and in the other markets that we actively work with. We thought this kind of organisation will be really helpful for the architecture community of Turkey to be a part of more international platforms and for them to benefit more from the opportunities.” | VitrA

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