BANDIRMA PARK COMPETITION: A NEW PARK FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

This competition invites competitors to generate innovative ideas for developing a new genre of park cultivating the notion of spatial design and planning as well as creating a recreational center at the regional scale.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Landscape
Country Bandirma, Turkey
Registration Deadline 3 February 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 24 February 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects, city planners and landscape architects

Description
Bandirma Park Competition invites competitors to generate innovative ideas for developing a new genre of park cultivating the notion of spatial design and planning as well as creating a recreational center at the regional scale.
Located in the most dynamic region of Turkey, Bandirma is planned to perform as the major gateway of the growing Turkish industrial export after the envisioned new port. It is foreseen that this regional transformation will catalyze the desired metamorphosis of the spatial quality for the city of Bandirma. The project site, in this regard, suggests a strong opportunity to provide a new and alternative open public space within the dense fabric of the city through the future post-industrial transformation of the region.
Jury’s main expectations from the competitors, in this framework, is to design an open milieu for generating research and development, experiencing and experimenting space and design, sharing and transferring the universal design knowledge and conception through direct involvement of the public. The existing architectural heritage and the unique characteristics of the natural landscape within the site is to be a valuable ground for conceiving a vital environment for design and research.
The jury will be looking for creative solutions which are based on integrative, coherent and rich design proposals that will stimulate a new focal area accommodating a diverse set of activities and uses (i.e. recreation, retail and accommodation) in the service of the city and the region.
It is planned to complete the entire park and its facilities by the end of 2019. A detailed plan will be projected after negotiations with the winning team.

Jury
Louis Becker, ARCHITECT | HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS
Odile Decq, ARCHITECT & URBAN PLANNER | STUDIO ODILE DECQ
Celal Abdi Guzer, ARCHITECT | PROFESSOR IN MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Martin Rein-Cano, LANDSCAPING ARCHITECT | TOPOTEK 1
Gunther Vogt, LANDSCAPING ARCHITECT | VOGT LANDSCHAFTSARCHITEKTEN

Prize
1st prize 360.000 TRY (100.000 €)
2nd prize 250.000 TRY (70.000 €)
3rd prize 145.000 TRY (40.000 €)
Seven Honorable Mentions (from 1st to 7th) 70.000 TRY (20.000 €) each

Entry Fee
220 Turkish Liras

Timetable
JURY DELIBERATION BEGINS: March 1, 2017
COLLOQUIUM: March 26, 2017

Organizer
Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality

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