CALENDAR

It is planned to complete the entire park and its facilities by the end of 2019. A detailed plan will be projected after negotiations with the winning team.

Yes, the deadline for submitting a question is December 21, 2016, Wednesday. The answers will be published on December 28, 2016, Wednesday. Further information is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Questions and Answers)

COMPETITION

There are three steps to complete the registration.

1. The registration fee must be paid and the bank receipt must be sent to the Organizer’s e-mail address, along with participants’ alias, name and contact information. Further information is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Eligibility).

2. The identification envelope must be sent digitally to the Organizer’s e-mail address. Further information is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Identification Envelope)

The deadline for digitally submitting documents 1 and 2  is marked as the ‘Deadline for registration to the competition’ in the Specification (see: the chapter of Competition Calendar).

3. The identification envelope must be sent as hard copy to the Organizer’s mail address. Further information is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Identification Envelope)

The deadline for submitting document 3  is marked as the ‘Deadline for acceptance of identification envelopes via mail’ in the Specification (see: the chapter of Competition Calendar).

The submission will be made digitally. The submission package is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Place Of Submission and Submission Rules). The A0 boards will be printed locally for the jury review.

Yes, you have to provide professional license, as described in the Specification (see: the chapter of Eligibility), until the registration deadline, February 3, 2017, Friday, 23:59 (GMT+3)

No. The competition is only open for professionals. Participation requirements are explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Eligibility).

The envelope must include the list of the team, acceptance report of terms and conditions and member identification documents. Further information is explained in the Specification (see: the chapter of Identification Envelope)

DESIGN

Since the competition site is a former military zone, at the moment there is no public transportation to the site. A transportation network will be provided by the local government after the completion of the Park

Bandirma Park will be an open platform hosting exhibition, experimentation and research in collaboration with all design and art schools in the region. All the activities programmed within the area is expected to be accessible to everyone and integrated with the everyday life of the city. The park houses a design institute as place for experimentation, innovation, creativity with all kind of media, retail spaces, a 4 star hotel and a conventional center together with a 5 star hotel. Further information is explained in the Competition Book (see: the chapter of Functional Programme)

21 of existing buildings/ruins are listed as “cultural heritage to be preserved” due to their artistic, architectural, historical, aesthetical, local, ornamental, symbolical, documental, functional, financial, commemorative, influential, unique, characteristic, material, constructional and stylistic qualities and registered under 2nd group of preservation. 2nd group of preservation allows for the alterations that do not reflect on the facade. Competitors are not obliged to protect the remaining structures. Further information is explained in the Competition Book (see: the chapter of Historical Heritage).

The competitor is not obligated to protect any of the existing structures that are not listed.

Together with the historical ruins the site reflects a dramatic landscape character. In this regard, proposals should develop a sensitive approach to the existing landscape context. The tree groups should be protected and proposals should clearly reflect how the protection and usage balance is provided and reflected throughout the site.

The manipulations on the land cover (for the garrigue formation) should be explained clearly in the proposals since this formation contributes remarkably to the biological diversity of the site and reflects the local site ecology. The time aspect of the landscape should be considered as one of the main motivation for the proposals to create a continuous linkage between the past, present and future. The proposals should reflect a site-sensitive approach by integrating the existing landscape elements to the new program. Further information is explained in the Competition Book (see: the chapter of Existing Foliage).

GENERAL

Bandirma is in the course of becoming one of the most prominent industrial and logistic centers in the region of the future. Industry and R&D (research and development), the two major factors in the control of the city’s development process, cannot be considered without the scientific contribution of universities, especially the creative and collective environment provided by them. This given condition actually represents the very basic and strong motivation behind the idea of initiating the current competition and asking for the creative contribution of international design community.

The competition, in this regard, is believed to serve for the creation of a new recreational center, which would attract diverse facilities of research and design, can be taken as an original and creative step towards a sustainable transformation aiming to raise the overall quality of urban space and the well-being of the citizens.

There have been survey studies conducted among the citizens of Bandirma, design professionals and students prior to the announcement of the competition. The content and the program of the competition has been shaped according to this survey.

Bandirma Park Competition is the second competition organized by the municipality this year.

The first competition held by the Municipality earlier this year was a national, open and single stage architectural competition. The subject of the competition was the design of the Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality Headquarters. In November 2016, the Municipality and the winning design team signed the contract for the start of the project.

The registration fee is 220 Turkish Liras. For foreign participants, the fee is the equivalent of 220 Turkish Liras in Euros, in accordance to the effective selling rate of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey for the day on which the fee is paid.