“Taksim Urban Design Competition” Calendar Update

The competition is organized under the Article 23 of the Public Procurement Law of Republic of Turkey No. 4734, within the frame of the Regulations for Competitions of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Urban Design Projects, Urban Planning and Works of Fine Art.

The contagious disease known as Corona Virus caused 167,515 confirmed global cases in 150 countries, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) report number 56, dated on March 16, 2020. The global risk level for Corona Virus was increased from "high" to "very high" by WHO and it was declared "International Public Health Emergency" on March 2, 2020.

The competition calendar that was postponed within the question-answers document published on March 24, 2020, has been updated again due to the proposals of the Coronavirus Scientific Board established within the Ministry of Health of Turkey, the circulars regarding the works and procedures to be carried out at the Public Institution issued by the Presidency and the written requests from the competitors. Hence, the submission date of Taksim Urban Design Competition for Stage 1 has been postponed to July 12, 2020.

Updated competition calendar is as below:

  • Deadline for submissions for Stage 1: July 12, 2020, Sunday, 23:59, GMT +3
  • Jury session for Stage 1 begins: July 18, 2020, Saturday
  • Notifications to Stage 2: July 24, 2020, Friday
  • Deadline for questions regarding Stage 2: August 4, 2020, Saturday, 23:59, GMT +3
  • Answers regarding Stage 2: August 8, 2020, Wednesday
  • Deadline for submissions for Stage 2: September 11, 2020, Friday, 23:59, GMT +3
  • Jury session for Stage 2 begins: September 17, 2020, Thursday
  • Award ceremony and colloquium: September 26, 2020, Saturday

With this addendum, the calendar above has been updated. Contestants who submit their projects before May 4, 2020, the day this addendum is signed, can preferably withdraw their projects and submit their projects again. The addendum will be published on the website of the competition and will be sent to all contestants who have registered their e-mail address after receiving the specification.