ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award 2011 - Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre Istanbul, Turkey


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This International Architecture Competition is called in order to select the design of an Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre, which is to be the first institution in Turkey with the intended facilities.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Preliminary Design, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Istanbul, Turkey
RegDeadline 28 April 2011 GoogleCal iCal
30 September 2011(Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Any team led by an architect with a completed degree in architecture and authorized to practice the profession in their respective countries and/or registered in any Association or Society thereof, may enter the competition. The teams may be multidiscipli

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is willing to establish a centre fully equipped with adequate technology and facilities in order to be prepared against a disaster that may affect Istanbul and to develop public consciousness about the disasters and specifically about earthquakes. The centre will also be hosting relevant courses, congresses and seminars.

Equipped with visual and audio educational appliances and simulation systems, the centre will allow experiencing earthquake, hurricane, fire fighting, smoke, liquefaction, tsunami, first aid and emergency communications. It is also intended to offer information to the visitors through a planetarium, library, seminar/meeting halls, information boards, etc. which are to be designed using the latest technology.

Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Javier del Pozo Portillo, Chairman
Jaume Duró y Pifarre – UIA representative, Former Chairman, International Union of Architects
Rafael de la Hoz Castanys, Architect
Dalila ElKerdany, Architect
Nabil Gholam, Architect
Şulan Kolatan, Architect
Mehmet Konuralp, Architect
Manuel (Aires) Mateus, Architect
Antonio Ortíz García, Architect
Süha Özkan, Architect
Han Tümertekin, Architect
Alfonso Vegara, Architect
Ali Rıza Parsa, Architect

First: US$100,000 (one hundred thousand US dollars), The Istanbul Municipality may commission the winner to carry out the final design where appropriate.
Second: US$50,000
Third Prize: US$20,000

Post Competition
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality may engage the winner to prepare the final design and documentation of the winning proposal.

Entry Fee

maximum of 5 rigid A1 (84.1 X 59.4) Panels, etc

Submission Address
ThyssenKrupp Asansor Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Attn: Ms. Buket Bas Demirtürk
Kaya Sultan Sokak, Hayriye Is Merkezi No: 83
34742 Kozyatagi
Istanbul, Turkiye
Phone: +90 216 571 3700

Announcement of Results: November/December, 2011

Past winners

ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Projects

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