Welcome Reception Venue (Fiamma Restaurant)

Gala Dinner Venue (Sardunya Restaurant)



Mr.Fuksas will not be able to join ICBEST Conference due to health problems in his family. Arch. Beatrice Gianni from Fuksas Studio will give a presentation.


ICBEST Istanbul Student Design Competition

You may find the general jury report here.




In the sessions of ICBEST Istanbul 20 minutes is allocated for the presentations and 2 minutes for the questions.



The program of ICBEST Istanbul is announced on the website, About ICBEST Istanbul / Program. You may reach the related page with this link.


Daily Registration

We are pleased to announce that daily registration (one day only) is available at a rate of Euros 100 for ICBEST Istanbul. This registration type is set for participants who do not have any oral presentations during the conference. Daily registration covers participation to the technical sessions on that day, coffee breaks, and lunch only. Daily participants registering on the 17th of May can also join the Fuksas speech. Conference proceedings, delegate bag, gala dinner etc are not included in the daily registration fee.



The final program of ICBEST Istanbul is going to be announced online on Monday 1st of May 2017. We look forward to hosting all participants in Istanbul.

ICBEST Student Design Competition

Assessment of the submitted proposals for “Ten Facades for the Future” student design competition has been completed. According to the jury assessments based on the design criteria, five proposals are selected, and given below. The jury report of each proposal will be sent individually afterwards.

The qualified proposals in alphabetical order of mottos:

  • Brickxel Skin

Urvashi Tuli, Mahsa Shafighnia, Ankit Patel

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science, Masters in Integrated Design – Façade Design


  • Environment-Adapted Façade

Özhan Topçu

Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, MSc. Building Technology


  • Hybrid Double Skin Façade in Cairo, Egypt

Radwa Abouelseoud, Jameela Eranpurwala

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science, Architecture and Interior/Master of Facade Design and Construction


  • Sails in The Ocean

Tavishi Rana, Tubâ Elâ Çınar

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Detmolder Hochschule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur – FB1/MIAD (FD)


  • The Flexible Façade

Aashish Ravindra Vipat

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Architecture, Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building



ICBEST Istanbul Student Competition

Announcement of the selected proposals is postponed to 14th April 2017.


Worldwide Online Survey

Improvement of Education and Training in Facade Design and Technology

For detailed information you can download the poster from this link.

For reaching directly to survey you can use this link.


Special Discounts for Accommodation Options

Due to limited room availability in Istanbul, we do advise you to make your reservation as early as possible so that you have the best choice of the available hotels.


We have special rates for you!

The ICBEST Organizing Committee has received special rates from two hotels near by the ITU Taşkışla Campus where the conference will take place. For special rates you can contact directly with the hotels via links below. 

Konak Hotel (4 Star) 

Konak Hotel hosts its guests in a unique atmosphere where modern and traditional decoration is combined with extraordinary touches of comfort. The guests of Konak Hotel experience a distinguished and peaceful stay while receiving a 4-star quality boutique service.

Wireless Internet is available for guests free of charge. Located only 400 meters away from the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square, Konak Hotel, offers easy access to ITU Taskisla, that is only 5 minutes walking distance

Konak Hotel Reservation Page

Grand Hyatt Hotel (5 Star)

Where East and West blend seamlessly Located in the new centre of modern Istanbul, the Grand Hyatt Istanbul hotel is conveniently located close to Taksim Square, with its lively entertainment venues and some of the finest shopping in the city.

Grand Hyatt Istanbul Reservation Page



The authors who need to have a receipt for ICBEST Istanbul registration fee and the authors who need to have an invitation letter need to contact with the Secretariat as soon as possible.



Exhibit Booth space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, as complete applications and payments are received.  The conference will feature a large scale exhibition with many booths. Place an order for an exhibition booth to showcase your organization’s/company’s services/products to ICBEST Istanbul conference delegates. For further information please click here.



Registration and submission deadlines of the Ten Facades for the Future Student Design Competition have been extended. The new deadlines are February 1, 2017 for the registration and February 28, 2017 for the submission.


Submission documents of the “Ten Facades For The Future” student design competition are uploaded to the Student Competition page.

The questions and answers of the “Ten Facades For The Future” student design competition are announced at the Student Competition page.


The organizing committee has received numerous requests for extending the final date for full paper submission. Hence the final date for submitting full papers to ICBEST Istanbul is extended to 01.12.2016. There will be no further extensions, and we look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

A special session on “Adaptive Building Envelopes” is organized by Susanne Gosztonyi. For further details about this session, please contact Susanne Gosztonyi at S.Gosztonyi@tudelft.nl

For further information about the session organizer, please click here.

  • ICBEST Istanbul organizations have been going on as scheduled. We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!
  • ICBEST Istanbul Scientific Committee has accepted 120+ abstracts from 30+ countries. While the full paper submission deadline is approaching, we are still receiving requests for submitting abstracts for the conference. According to Organizing Committee’s decision, the authors can submit their full papers directly without submitting an abstract before 1 June 2016. For detailed information about submitting a full paper like this please check “Paper Submission” page. We hope this will give an opportunity to those who missed the abstract submission. As scheduled, all submitted papers will be peer reviewed depending on the announced time line.

“Special Discount from our Official Airline Partner ”

Turkish Airlines is pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline for ICBEST Conference 2017.

You may use the Turkish Airlines discounts via this code: 012TKM17

The participants traveling to the Event qualify for a discount (5% to 20%), depending on fare and class of flight booked.

The discounted fares will be valid for the conference participant and one accompanying person who will be traveling to Istanbul 7 days before and 7 days after the event.

“Interdisciplinary perspectives for future building envelopes”

ICBEST Istanbul is the premier conference for attendees to benefit from the cutting edge information on building envelope systems and technologies.

ICBEST is a worldwide forum for building envelope architecture and engineering. It provides information exchange, networking, and discussions of recent developments and their application thus bridging the gap between architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and researchers. During the industry exhibition, top international companies will be showcasing products and technology solutions of interest to conference attendees.

To emphasis on the importance of collaborative research needs, the theme of the conference will be “Interdisciplinary perspectives for future building envelopes”. We welcome academics, practicing architects, engineers, building construction contractors, administrators, and students to participate in a wide range of stimulating discussions. Presentations will include keynote speakers, panels, plenary sessions, regular sessions, and student workshops. We welcome you to an inspiring, educational, practical, and enjoyable program.

Accepted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the international scientific committee and all reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Selected papers will be published in the special issue of the Journal of Façade Design and Engineering – JFDE, which will be synchronously published at the conference date.

Other than the Special Issue of JFDE, authors of some selected papers will be encouraged to expand their paper and submit it to Energy and Buildings Journal for publication consideration after the conference.