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MESA / Özhan AKÇALI

ACE Architecture was born with the name and personality of Mr. Can ERSAN, gained its rightful place in the industry with his creativity and continues to operate with success with the contributions of Mr. Orçun…

ACE Architecture was born with the name and personality of Mr. Can ERSAN, gained its rightful place in the industry with his creativity and continues to operate with success with the contributions of Mr. Orçun ERSAN, the representative of the new generation.

Our acquaintanceship with the works of ACE Architecture emerged together with an investment in Urla, İzmir and lasts with Park Oran, a large-scale project in Ankara.

Dear Can (ERSAN) seems to be an ordinary man but he is an extraordinary man with a unique personality. He is a calm and in-love-with-architecture “architect” who does not express his personal traits out loud and who does not boast himself and the things he has accomplished. I put an emphasis on the word “architect” because I render architecture as an adjective rather than an occupation. Architecture, the adjective one deserves by living with the same scale as what he looks at, what he sees, what he thinks and what he does…

Besides being calm, another personal trait of Can is that he does not act on a whim and he is quite a logical person. The “word” logic (mantık in Turkish) stems from “speaking” (nutuk in Turkish), just as “logos” means both word and mind in Ancient Greek. Can speaks his mind with his lines on a paper without saying much.

I wish him a continued success. I wish him a peaceful life in “THE town by the sea shore” he has been dreaming of, surrounded by his philosophy books and his LP records not to be found in the market any more. But, what I want to add is that, when it is 5 pm, there is no Türkiye Postaları broadcasting with the long wave frequencey of 1648 meters and some-kilocycle-that-I-don’t-know any more. Millions of other frequencies filled the gap and they are trying to say something yelling out loud like the crescendo at the end of a symphony. But deep inside I know that, among all the fuzz going on, dear Can keeps hearing the soothing melodies of the Turkish classical music.

Özhan AKÇALI
Architect, Deputy Chairman of MESA Group

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