Architect Hakan Kıran, who was appeared as a speaker on the programme that was organized by Marmara University Rectorship at Conference Hall of Sultanahmet Campus on Tuesday 16 December, evaluated the some architectural structures from past to present when he described “Halic Metro Bridge”.
At organized event, it included the names like Prof.Dr.Uğur Yozgat, Head of Department of Business; Assist.Prof.M.Volkan Türker, Head of Business Department of Human Resources; Hayrettin Eryılmaz, Chairman of Executive Board of Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Alumni Association; Mustafa Şeker, Chairperson of the Eyüp Branch for Istanbul Merchants and Craftsmen Business Association (ISEDER); Yavuz Arslan, Council member of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Besides these names, there was the participation to the programme from the Indonesian Consulate General, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Istanbul Provincial Directorate and Municipalities. Assoc.Prof.Fatma Ayanoğlu Şişman, Co-Head of Department of Business, also contributed to the organization at the given conference.
Hakan Kıran, who the undersigned of many architectural project, began to his speech by talking about the building process of Haliç Metro Bridge. Saying that he works with the best explorers of soil in the world, he highlighted of the necessity that the construction must be built on a sound basis. In the advice of the other architects concerning the bridge, he said there are the warning that the bridge may damage to the silhouette of the historical peninsula if it occupies the more space.
Hakan Kıran mentioned that architecture is not a pure dream and with his words “I made it with handling” he caught attention that the architecture is the profession based on the self-sacrifice. Being remembered with his many works like Perili Kosk (Haunted House) and Mydonose Showland, he added he has worked on the projects like “Kabatas Port Restoration”.
Hakan Kıran said that problems were solved even though the lacks of communication in the agreement which was signed in 1985 with UNESCO in order to protect the historical peninsula caused impediments of the building of the "Halic Metro Bridge” .
The programme ended with the presentation of plaque and the cocktail in pursuit of participant questions were answered.