N. Rengin Sazak

Born in 1990, M.F.A. Bachelor and Master’s Studies of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Hacettepe University (2008-2016). Research stay in Latvia about the historical buildings in Riga during the master studies; master’s thesis about “Analyzing the Contributions of Rehabilitated Buildings to Socio-cultural Sustainability by Examples from Turkey and Latvia”. Awarded Präsidentenstipendium from Goethe-Institut Ankara including a seminar in Berlin called “Berlin Gestern und Heute”. Participant in the project of “Valorisation of mining Heritage” in Annaberg-Buchholz within “European Heritage Volunteers” in 2019. Since April 2019 student in the Heritage Studies program at the Brandenburg University of Technology and since October 2020 Doctoral Candidate at the DFG Research Training. Awarded DAAD-STIBET I Scholarship (Stipendium für besonders engagierte Doktorand*innen) and GradV scholarship from BTU.

Research Focus: Modernist heritage, industrial heritage, adaptive reuse projects.


Research Project: Evaluating the Changing Significance of Modernist Heritage and the Specific Issues of its Protection: The Case Study of Atatürk Forest Farm in Ankara



Sazak, Rengin (forthcoming 2021): Evaluation of Modern Turkish Public Building Architecture: The Case of Ankara, a Young Capital City, in: The 16th International DOCOMOMO Conference Tokyo Japan 2020 Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities DOCOMOMO (International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement), Tokyo, Japan, 2020.

Sazak, Rengin: The Continuity of Cultural and Architectural Identity in Urban Context: A Sample Analysis from Riga, Latvia, in: III. International Architectural Design Conference- ARCHDESIGN’16, DAKAM, Istanbul, 2016.

Sazak, Rengin: The Architectural Value, Society and Cultural Sustainability: Analysis of an Art Nouveau Example from a Cultural Capital City Riga of Latvia, in: 11th National Art Symposium-Civic Justice within the Context of the Factors of Art, Ankara, 2015.