Culture and art events bring Tekfen personnel togeth-
er after work, and there were plenty of these during the
first months of this year.
The first event we attended was the Pera Museum ex-
hibition entitled “Wanderer on the Sea of Light,” by the
French painter Félix Ziem. The Tekfeners and their guests
attending the event had the opportunity to take a guided
tour of the exhibition bringing together the works of the
famous 19th century artist who depicted landscapes in a
lively manner with his dynamic brush style.
This event was followed by a play entitled “The Time
of Pera.” Set in İstanbul’s famous historical hotel Pera
Palas, the play involves the hotel rooms named after its
iconic guests such as Agatha Christie, Greta Garbo, Ernest
Hemingway, and Franz Joseph, as well as the Grand Pera
Ballroom. The play takes its audience on a time travel with
its independent stories, which involve hotel guests who
are stuck in their rooms and finally succeed in leaving Pera
Palas with the help of bellboys and the audience.
Most recently, Tekfeners came together for the “Port
Exhibition” at İstanbul Modern. The exhibition takes up
the concept of ports not only in geographical and econom-
ic terms but also in its symbolic and metaphorical import,
focusing on the cultural and social life that grew around
the sea and the port in İstanbul since the 19th century.
The Tekfen Bowling Tournament became one of our
traditional events last year, and the second tournament
was held at Cevahir Mall Atlantis Bowling Hall on Janu-
ary 18. There were 22 teams and a total of 110 contes-
tants participating in this year’s tournament, leading to
a cutthroat competition.
Successful teams received trophies as well as surprise
prizes. The tournament offered great excitement, and
from Tekfen Construction as
Altın Vuruş (Golden Strike)
, last year’s cham-
pion came second, while
, last year’s num-
ber two, took third place.
“The Time of Pera”
“Wanderer on the Sea of Light”