An Interior Venue Goes Out Into The World

İksv’s Popular Venue, Salon, Is At The Inside Festival Being Held In Parallel With The World Architecture Festival.

The Inside Festival Awards will be given at Barcelona November 2 to 4. And there is an entry from Turkey in the festival, which has 143 entries from 29 countries: the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV)’s popular performance venue, Salon, which has already made the shortlist in the cultural buildings category. Cem Sorguç of CM Architecture, Ltd. describes it as follows: “When we were renovating Salon, the performance venue on the entrance level of the İKSV’s 19th century building at Şişhane, we wanted above all to give the space a clear identity suitable for performances of all kinds.”

Other entries in the Culture and Civic category include Eva Jiricna Architecture’s Culture Center from the Czech Republic, RUF Project’s Football Training Centre from South Africa, Kerry Hill Architects Pte Ltd.’s Western Australia State Theatre Centre from Australia, and BEHF Architecture’s Zwi Peres Chajes Synagogue from Austria. Judges are Paul Priestman, Marcus Fairs, Linda Morey Smith, Eva Jiricna and Suzy Hoodless.


Paul Priestman: An architect specialized in train car and airplane cabin interiors.
Marcus Fairs: An expert in sustainable architectural and industrial design who has published books in the field.
Linda Morey Smith: An architect and designer known for her hotel and public space projects.
Eva Jiricna: An architect with a wide range of interior designs from hotels to exhibition areas.
Suzy Hoodless: An English designer of both traditional and contemporary interiors.