Name: Sinan Brisel
From: Istanbul, Turkey
Age: 18 years old
Program: Architecture Bachelor degree, first year
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Energetic, sympathetic, fun, simple.
Tell us something about your country:
Best food you can eat without getting bored of it. Its nature is amazing and Istanbul is a beautiful city, its beauty is coming from its chaos. Also an interesting fact that a lot of people doesn’t know is that Turkey gifted tulips to the world (you’re welcome, Netherlands). It’s uncertain where the first tulips were grown, but what is known is that the Ottomans popularized the flower and facilitated their introduction to Europe. A simultaneous export? Tulipmania. The seeds of the world’s first speculative bubble were sown when a Flemish ambassador to the 16th-century court of Süleyman the Magnificent brought back the bulbous flowers to Holland. Other commodities for which Europe owes a debt of gratitude to Turkey are coffee and cherries.
Who is your favorite architect and why?
Right now Renzo Piano, I don’t care if it is a mainstream answer, I like his way of thinking.
Why did you decided to come to Prague?
Beautiful city, different culture that I grew in, interesting experience.
Favorite place in Prague:
My favourite place is the one that i go to the most, so I would say letna park which is located in Prague 7.
What is your ideal approach as a future architect?
Innovative and aesthetic approach to more sustainable architecture.
Besides school, Do you have another passion?
I love Cooking.