Murat Germen, member of Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), has become the winner of an international photography award with his photography series titled “Reuse of Abandoned Industrial Architectural Heritage”. Murat Germen’s photographs became the winner in Industrial Exterior category of the 1st Architecture Photography MasterPrize (APMP).
Stating that he collaborated with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on this project, Murat Germen continued as follows: “They wanted me to document 6 abandoned industrial buildings they owned and wanted to transform into public buildings for reuse with various functions like museums, cultural centers, recreational centers, research centers, etc. The photo set will be used to open a solo show when the pandemic conditions allow visits. I personally value industrial architectural heritage very much and even did a solo show in year 2005 on this topic”.