Behruz Çinici

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Behruz Çinici
Born 1932 Istanbul
Died 2011
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Architect

Veli Behruz Çinici (1932 – October 18, 2011) was a Turkish architect.

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 1954, and worked as a lecturer in the same faculty between 1954 and 1961. He founded his first workshop with Ayhan Tayman in 1954 in Istanbul. In 1956, he won first prize at Erzurum Ataturk University Campus Planning Competition together with Enver Tokay, Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, Ayhan Tayman.

He also won first prize for the Ankara Petrol Ofisi Management Building (1957; with Ayhan Tayman), Ankara Devlet Su İşleri General Directorate Building (1958; with Enver Tokay and Teoman Doruk) and İstanbul Eminönü Bazaar Center and Office Complex (1959). All of these were completed apart from the DSI General Directorate Building.

In 1960, he began working with Altuğ Çinici (his wife). In 1961, after winning the METU (Middle East Technical University) Campus Competition they moved their workshop to Ankara in 1962. After this date until 1980 he designed mostly METU Campus structures located in an area of 500,000 m².

Important Projects[edit]

METU(Middle East Technical University) Campus Planning Ankara (1961-1980) Planning the most important and appropriate to the realities of the period, the 'piece construction' system is applied. According to at least 20 years into the future planned system could be made gradually. Structural members are divisive and installation inclusive functions. Instead of easily destroyed, wanting maintenance and repair coatings, often naked and durable materials are selected. Bare concrete techniques developed here first time in Turkey.

  • Academic Units of METU
  • Faculty of Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agriculture

TBMM (Turkish Grand National Assembly) Mosque Complex, Ankara (1986–1989) Separated from ordinary mosque architecture suggests a new design. Large part of the mosque is integrated into the sloping terrain. Transparent to the qibla wall, domeless, has no minaret. In 1995, International Aga Khan Award was awarded for unique Architecture.

Other Projects[edit]


"Odtulu", no:48 January 2012. Access: 1 June 2014. Odtulu Journal

Arkiv Behruz Çinici