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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The collective portfolio of Salih ÇIKMAN and Tülin MEYDAN which started when the architects were in education, continued to expand with national and international competitions after their graduation.

Salih ÇIKMAN, after laying the foundation of Mental Design Works in the year 2010, established a multi-disciplinary association with Tülin MEYDAN in 2012. They have been continuing to expand their portfolio under Mental Design Works ever since.

WHAT MDW DOES

Mental Design Works develops products based on logic with the aim of progression and a quest for sustainable solutions by creating self-sustaining scenarios wherever the eye can see.

It brings projects and ideas in all sizes, in ways that will bring forth the potential of any and all new tasks, whether it be abroad or domestic.

MDW develops, applies, and controls projects in the areas of Architecture, Industrial, Urban, and Visual design.

HOW MDW WORKS

The parts which make up the body in the relationship between the part and the body come together in MDW with a system and a cynical vision.

It binds the location of the Project to the Project itself: Embraces its past, analyses the problems of the recent day in all aspects, and makes projects with specific DNAs that belongs to and can only survive in that particular location by shining a light upon the hidden potentials of the said location. Our purpose is to make buildings that lives well, accomodates well, and ages well.

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PARTNER

Salih ÇIKMAN

Salih ÇIKMAN - Founding Partner / Architect

  • Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Uludağ University Architecture Department.
  • Competed in and attended national and international competitions and workshops. Received several awards in the competitions.
  • Worked as a Project manager in Tabanlıoğlu Architects.
  • Attended workshop studies as a guest jury in several universities.
  • Ran the brand management and creative consulting of firms in adition to architectural and concept projects.
  • Made researches and applications on the topic of designing and production of able places for people with disability.
  • Brought under the spotlight as the youngest finalist in World Architecture Festival, with his project Istanbul INN IKITELLI was chosen as a finalist in 2012 WAF Future Project Mixed-Use Category.
  • Founded Feres Real Estate to bring the application of progressive, sustainable and living constructs in to reality.
Tülin MEYDAN

Tülin MEYDAN - Partner / Architect

  • Earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Uludağ University Architecture Department in the year 2010.
  • Began her education in Istanbul Technical University Architectural Design Master's Program in the year 2011.
  • Attended numerous national and international competitions and came second in the competition that Turkish diplomas were evaluated, 2010 Achiprix.
  • Became a partner at Mental Design Works in the year 2012.
  • Continues her architectural work under MDW as the designer and application manager.

TEAM

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AWARDS

  • SECTOR

    YEAR

    DEGREE

  • Işıklar Group Roadshow - Workshop Activity

    2004

    First Place Prize

  • Prosteli Low Height High Density Residence Design

    2007

    Encouragement Prize

  • Başakşehir Town Centre Urban Design Contest

    2007

    Equivalent Award

  • Pendik Shopping Centre Invitational Contest

    2007

    Second Place Prize

  • Mimed National Student Competition

    2007

    Second Place Prize

  • Competition with Fifth Facade Roofing as the Topic

    2008

    Mention Award

  • Küçükçekmece Town Centre Urban Design Competition

    2008

    Mention Award

  • Idea Competition for Sarıkamış Operation Memorial Area

    2008

    Purchasing Award

  • Uludağ National Park Urban Design and Architectural Project Competition

    2009

    Mention Award

  • Municipality of Denizli National Contest

    2009

    Mention Award

  • Nef Vertical G – International Invitational Contest

    2010

    First Place Prize

  • Safi 216 – Invitational Mixed-Use Design Contest

    2010

    Second Place Prize

  • Nef 2 Golden Horn – International Invitational Contest

    2010

    Second Place Prize

  • İstanbul INN Zeytinburnu - International Invitational Competition

    2011

    First Place Prize

  • World Architecture Festival – İstanbul INN İkitelli

    2012

    Finalist - Best Mixed-Use Project

  • World Architecture Festival - İstanbul INN Levent

    2013

    Finalist - Best Residential Project

  • Sign of City - İstanbul INN Levent

    2015

    Finalist - Best Architectural Design

  • Başakşehir Hillpark Invitational Contest

    2016

    First Place Prize