Bandirma Park Competition

Bandirma Park Competition

Submission: February 24, 2017
Registration: February 03, 2017
Language: English
Location: Bandirma, Turkey
Prizes: 1st Prize: 100.000 € , 2nd Prize: 70.000 €, 3rd Prize: 40.000 €
Type: Open


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.

With this regard, the major concerns of the jury are;

  • Ensuring the integration of the project site with the city,
  • Creating a focal area to act as the generator of the future transformation,
  • Developing a sensitive approach to existing landscape context; site ecology, historical and cultural heritage,
  • Devising spatially open, publicly accessible and socially inclusive organization on the site.

It is believed that with their original program and content, the selected design schemes will suggest a pioneering model that inspires new and novel applications in different urban contexts.


Announcement of the competition: December 1, 2016, Thursday
Deadline for queries: December 21, 2016, Wednesday
Notification of replies: December 28, 2016, Wednesday
Deadline for registration to the competition: February 3, 2017, Friday 23:59 GMT+3
Deadline for acceptance of identification envelopes via mail: February 24, 2017, Friday
Deadline for submission of the projects: February 24, 2017, Friday, 23:59 GMT+3
Jury sessions begin: March 1, 2017, Wednesday
Awards ceremony and colloquium: March 26, 2017, Sunday, 14:00 GMT+3

On the basis of the creative nature of architecture, spatial design and planning, the competition aims to meet the rich knowledge and experiment of space and design with different parties including citizens, professionals and students within an active recreational park. To be in the service of a large number of design schools in its region, Bandirma Park is aimed to have a strong functional programme that responds to the actual necessity of Bandirma lacking a vital recreational area to enrich the everyday life in the city.

The competition is an open call international single stage urban design competition.

This competition is open to the participation of architects, city planners and landscape architects. The competition jury recommends composition of the teams by different disciplines. As per Turkish regulations, at least one architect must take part in each team.

The official language of the competition is English. This means all texts (headings, labels, legends, etc.) to appear on the submissions, the documents to be provided alongside the boards, and all official documents for registration, the questions addressed to the organisers should be in English. The available documents and organisation’s answers will also be in English.

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

Following the notification of the results, the prizes and mentions above will be paid to winners within 30 days at the latest. There will be no tax cut in the above mentioned amounts.

Go to the competition’s website