ABOUT
US

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.

PARTNER

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

OUR
AWARDS

AWARDS

  • YEAR

    PROJECT

    COMPETITION

    DEGREE

  • 2018

    Bursa Cultural Center

    Sign of the City Awards

    Public Sector - Winner - Best Architectural Design of Turkey

  • 2018

    CITY TIME Offices & Residences

    Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2018

    BMC Technology Base - Technopark

    Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2018

    SQY - Büyükçekmece Residence / Hotel / Shopping Mall

    Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2018

    SKYGARDEN BELGRAD Residence / Hotel / Shopping Mall

    Sign of the City Awards

    Private Sector - Premium - Best Architectural Design

  • 2017

    SEDEF Residence

    Sign of the City Awards

    Private Sector - Premium - Best Housing Project

  • 2017

    TEMPO CITY by Sur Yapı

    Sign of the City Awards

    Private Sector - Premium - Best Residential Project

  • 2017

    GREENOX Urban Residence

    Sign of the City Awards

    Private Sector - Winner - Greenest Building of Turkey

  • 2017

    Bursa Monument Museum

    Sign of the City Awards

    Public Sector - Premium - Best Socio - Cultural Structure

  • 2017

    Bursa Life Center and Market Place

    Sign of the City Awards

    Public Sector - Winner - Best Architectural Design of Turkey

  • 2016

    3rd ISTANBUL - Başakşehir Life Center

    Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2015

    ISTANBUL INN LEVENT

    WAF

    WAF - Finalist - Best Housing Project

  • 2015

    ISTANBUL INN LEVENT

    Sign of the City Awards

    Private Sector - Premium - Best Architectural Design Private Sector - Premium - Best Residential Project

  • 2013

    BİZİMEVLER 6 by Ihlas

    Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2012

    İNN İKİTELLİ

    WAF - World Architecture Festival

    Finalist - Best Mixed Use Project

  • 2011

    ISTANBUL INN ZEYTİNBURNU

    National Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2010

    Denizli Government House

    Municipality of Denizli - Competition for Service Building and Environment

    Mention Award

  • 2010

    SAFİ 216

    Invitational Mixd Use Design Competition

    Second Place Prize

  • 2010

    NEF 2 HALİÇ (Golden Horn)

    International Invitational Competition

    Second Place Prize

  • 2010

    Bursa Institute of Technology

    National Diploma Project Competition

    Second Place Prize

  • 2010

    NEF VERTICAL GARDEN

    International Invitational Competition

    First Place Prize

  • 2009

    Edirne Trade and Fair Center

    National Competition

    First Mention Award

  • 2009

    Uludağ National Park Urban Design and Architectural Project

    National Competition

    Mention Award

  • 2008

    Idea Competition for Sarıkamış Operation Memorial Area

    National Competition

    Purchasing Award

  • 2008

    Competition with Fifth Facade Roofing as the Topic

    National Competition

    Mention Award

  • 2008

    Küçükçekmece Town Centre Urban Design

    Urban Design Competition

    First Mention Award

  • 2007

    Prosteli Low Height High Density Residence Design

    Prosteel / Steel Construction Design Competition

    Encouragement Prize

  • 2007

    ÇATIPARK

    National Competition - Fifth Facade Roofing

    Mention Award

  • 2007

    MİMED 2007

    MİMED 2007 National Competition

    Achievement Award

  • 2007

    Başakşehir Town Center Urban Design Competition

    Urban Design Competition

    Equivalent Award