Presentation of the exchange:
The exchange constisted in dealing with all major aspects of architectural practice, from early stages of design, all the way to coordination of construction sites. In particular, the NE actively participated in two projects regarding two residential renovation projects, one urban scale design proposal for a camping site, an ongoing construction of a new residential building, and two particular cases dealing with building regulations, permits and certifications.
Berfu Bengisu Gören is an architect and interior designer with 5 years of working experience who is planning to start an architectural practice on her own.
Architect Luigi Landi in Imola, Italy, who has been the head of Studio Landi for the last 40 years.
Quote of the NE
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program brought me first-hand experience of managerial and administrative aspects in the ownership of an architectural business, in a context in which I have been interested in for a long time. It was like a trial period to owning a business, a valuable experience which can not be easily obtained elsewhere. I would definitely recommend this program to other NEs because it provides a mutual relationship where two people can help to and learn from each other.
Quote of the HE
This kind of experience is very useful and rewarding, and can lead to great collaborations, where different entrepreneurs, coming from different working environments, can share knowledge and experience. I was introduced to more precise and contemporary drawing methods and I received valuable information regarding working in an environment a lot different from mine. This way, I was able to expand my working knowledge and apply, together with the NE, even more refined work methods.