Urban Interaction Areas in 2023: Public Squares

The aim is to design the square of the future by using developing technology. The scenario of the projects to be submitted to the awards and exhibitions programme will be determined by participants. The target audience, scale, function and location of the square will be determined by participants, too. All design criteria should be clearly indicated on the report.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Public, Urban
Country Turkey
Registration Deadline 10 April 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 April 2010
Eligibility To be born after 1971 and to be architect, To be a member of an organization of architects in their own county for the participants from abroad.

Description
Public squares are the first public areas mankind used. They have become an important part of urban life with the different roles they played during history. Public squares provide interaction between residents of the urban area and people coming from other places and also people within the city itself. Those areas providing equal usage to all people are a common platform for many activities.

Those areas bounded by buildings are identified as rooms covered by sky as a ceiling. In accordance with the urban texture, rather than forcing people to a permanent and oriented movement pattern, public squares are the spaces that provide the potential for human interaction.

In our country, public squares are held in a wrong manner and lost their functions. The destruction process, which is effected by ideological reasons, eliminates public squares and consequently creates a loss of identity in cities. The importance of interactive communication becomes more and more important in today’s virtual world where technology develops dramatically, interaction among people decreases and many of our needs are satisfied via internet. One of the most effective ways of developing interactive transmission is creating lively public squares in our cities.

The aim is to design the square of the future by using developing technology. The scenario of the projects to be submitted to the awards and exhibitions programme will be determined by participants. The target audience, scale, function and location of the square will be determined by participants, too. All design criteria should be clearly indicated on the report.

Jury
Mr. BEKTAŞ Cengiz, M.Sc.Architect, TÜRKİYE
Ms. COŞAR REGNİER Aysun, Architect, TÜRKİYE
Mr. DE MONCHAUX Nicholas, Architect, USA
Mr. LAZZARI Luciano, Architect, ITALY
Mr. RANDIĆ Saša, Architect, CROATIA

Prize
First prize: 2500 euro
Second prize: 1500 euro
Third prize: 1000 euro
Participant award: 1500 euro

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Project scenario will be sent in written format with maximum 500 words and the project will be presented on a maximum of 2 sheets (sheet dimensions are 50cmx70cm).

Submission Address
Project boards, CD and identity envelopes will be packed in paper on which “INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ARCHITECTS IDEAS AWARDS AND EXHIBITION” is written clearly, will be sent or delivered to the address below:
Ms. Mürüvvet UÇAK
MİMARLAR ODASI ANTALYA ŞUBESİ
Meltem Mahallesi 3808 Sokak No: 16
07500 ANTALYA TÜRKİYE
00 90 533 436 67 71

Timetable
Announcement of the results: May 22, 2010
Exhibition of the projects: May 22, 2010
Award ceremony: May 22, 2010

Organizer
Chamber of Architects of Turkey and the Antalya Branch under the auspices of UIA

Official Website
http://www.youngarchitectsmeeting.com/ana.cfm?PgID=84