EUL Architecture students carried out an unforgettable project within the scope of the design week event themed “Traditional Design Week MELIORA” organised by the European University of Lefke ( EUL) Faculty of Architecture and Design.
The students breathed new life into the Apricot tree, which has become the symbol of the faculty. This project emphasised the special significance of the tree by presenting both a structural and aesthetic design.
In the project, which aimed to complete the partially standing tree, the symbol of the faculty, in an abstract way, Architecture students came together with the mission of protecting this historical tree and giving it a second chance for the apricot tree, which has attracted attention with its shade and natural beauty for years. The Workshop, which was organised within the scope of the traditional Design Week activities, was organised for this purpose.
The students came together to create a design that would make the apricot tree, the symbol of the faculty. They increased the structural strength of the tree and gave it a new look using wooden elements. The design also incorporated an aesthetic approach to reflect the values of the faculty and its harmony with nature.
During the workshop, students researched the history of the apricot tree and its symbolic importance to the faculty. By incorporating this information into the design process, they created a design that would preserve the original character of the tree and reflect the spirit of the faculty. At the same time, they paid attention to the principles of environmental sustainability and took care to use natural resources efficiently in the design.
As a result, the apricot tree was given a new life with the careful work of the students and became the symbol of the faculty in the project, which was carried out under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Dr. Makbule Oktay, Asst. Prof. Dr. Gözde Oral, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nilay Bilsel and Asst. Prof. Dr. Damla Mısırlısoy. The structure supported by wooden elements increased the strength of the tree and added an aesthetic value to it. While the renewed apricot tree stands out as a unique feature of the faculty, it has also become a symbol of an environmentally sensitive design.