Dear architects, urban planners, urban designers and project managers.

We are taking action to transform all the public spaces where the heart of Istanbul beats.

The goal we have in mind for our 16-million-strong city is to equip its renowned public spaces with aesthetics and functionality, and give Istanbulites the chance to start enjoying these spaces.

In this journey, we need bright ideas from you. Come and share with us any creative projects you may have for Istanbul’s focal points, and help us ensure that the people of Istanbul are in direct contact with their city. The projects will be evaluated by a jury, using different methodologies according to the content of each competition. The selected projects will come to life and become a part of Istanbul.

This new process begins with the International Taksim Urban Design Competition, which will gift the iconic Taksim Square with a landscape design that will be worthy of Taksim’s history and reputation. Alongside the 16 million people of Istanbul, you will have the chance to decide the future of this city through various competitions which will spread in waves across all of Istanbul’s public spaces.

Apply now with your project, and put your mark in the future of Istanbul.

Ekrem İmamoğlu
Mayor of Istanbul