Taksim Urban Design Competition
“Istanbul Is Yours” is the main principle as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality announces a series of urban design competitions for the public spaces of the city, prioritizing a participatory approach at every stage of the process. Public spaces must be lively, accessible, free, cheerful, peaceful and secure places where people can breathe and form democratic and social relationships. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will shape the design principles of Istanbul’s public spaces by consulting stakeholders, and listening to the needs and views of the people of the city at events organized under the theme “Istanbul Regains Its Public Spaces”.
The Aim of the Competition
The “Taksim Urban Design Competition” aims to develop solutions for the problems at one of the major public spaces of Istanbul. In tackling this problem, the competition endeavors to highlight economical, original and qualified design approaches as well as functional and innovative solutions that could provide insights into today’s architecture, identify project authors and projects with a contemporary, environmental and architectural approach, promote fine arts and related professions, reinforce ethical values, and provide architectural teams with an environment suitable for the acquisition of international competitiveness.
Organizer of the Competition: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, IMM
Department of Cultural Assets Conservation
Web: for more > konkur.istanbul/taksim
Type, Format and Language: An international, two-stage urban design competition. The language of the competition is English.
Site and Scope: The site of the competition is located within the Beyoglu and Sisli districts of Istanbul. The scope of the competition is the preparation of the urban design project for Taksim within the site specified.
Stage 1 Calendar
Competition announcement March 2, 2020
Deadline for queries regarding Stage 1 March 20, 2020
Answers regarding Stage 1 March 24, 2020
Deadline for submissions for Stage 1 May 10, 2020 23:59 GMT+3
Jury session for Stage 1 begins May 14, 2020
Stage 2 Calendar
Notifications to Stage 2 May 19, 2020
Deadline for queries regarding Stage 2 May 29, 2020
Answers regarding Stage 2 June 1, 2020
Deadline for submissions for Stage 2 June 29, 2020, 23:59 GMT+3
Jury session for Stage 2 begins June 3, 2020
Award ceremony and colloquium July 18, 2020, 14:00 GMT+3
Each of the 20 projects that pass the first stage will be eligible to receive a prize payment of EUR 5,000.
In addition to the EUR 5,000 prize for stage 1, projects that move to stage 2 will receive the following:
- Equivalent Prize: EUR 50,000 (3 in total)
- Equivalent Mention: EUR 10,000 (5 in total)
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