Over the next weeks we will publish an international design competition as part of the activities to happen during the months previous to the event.
THEME: WATER HAMMAM
The competition theme is ‘Sea Hamams’ and refers to the constructions built during the Ottoman period at the sea to swim and sunbathe without being exposed. These constructions were raised from the sea level with stilts and used to be detached from the land and connected to it through a footbridge leading to closed areas for bathing. The ‘Sea Hamams’ were originally conceived as leisure spaces for the summer where separately women and men could enjoy and refresh themselves.
The competition aims at receiving inspiring and thorough proposals revisiting the concept of ‘Sea Hamams’ adapting it to nowadays habits and needs. In order to prepare the proposals, participants will be provided with useful material (autocad file and photos) and will be requested to submit an A1 board illustrating the intervention.
The proposed site for the proposals will be the Bosphorus shorelines of Istanbul. No precise site will be given, so that every participant can freely select an area, analysing it and proposing an intervention sensitive to the environment.
The competition is targeted at students from last year of master of architecture studies and at young architects graduated no more than 3 years ago.
The submissions will be prepared individually.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON…