taksim competition

Taksim Urban Design Competition

Submission: May 15, 2020
Registration: May 15, 2020
Language: English
Location: Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


“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

Type, Format and Language of the Competition 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.

Competition Calendar
Stage 1 Calendar
•Competition announcement : March 2, 2020
•Deadline for questions 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 site visit : May 28, 2020, 16:00 GMT+3
•Deadline for questions 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 : July 3, 2020
•Award ceremony and colloquium : July 18, 2020, 14:00 GMT+3

Prizes and Payment Method

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:
28 March 02, 2020 Taksim Urban Design Competition
•Equivalent Prize : EUR 50,000 (3 in total)
•Equivalent Mention : EUR 10,000 (5 in total)

Go to the competition’s website