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RiverCity, Gothenburg


Gothenburg at night 

Gothenburg stands on the threshold of a new era. North and south will soon be re-connected when the city centre takes a leap across the River Göta älv. The core of whole western Sweden will be strengthened.

The extensive and diverse areas involved raise questions and challenges of varying character but with equal importance. To meet the challenge the City Executive Board has initiated the project ‘RiverCity Gothenburg’ with the task of outlining Vision and Strategy by 2012 for the years to come.

Ambitions are high. Project cornerstones are sustainability (social, ecological, economical), to work with openness and in dialogue with the Gothenburg society, interdisciplinary co-operation and exchange of knowledge as well as national and international exchange of experience. The three dimensions of sustainability have been translated into three project objectives: to be inclusive, green and competitive - offering a place for everyone, to reduce the impact on climate and actively contributing to the economic development of Gothenburg.

The city of Gothenburg now invites architects to qualify for participating in our International workshop which will take place in Gothenburg 7-11 June 2011.


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International Competition

XII Thyssenkrupp Elevator Architecture Award: Design a Disaster Prevention and Education Centre in Istanbul

ThyssenKrupp Elevator launches the 12th edition of its biennial architecture award. It is
organised in collaboration with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the support of
the Chamber of Architects of Turkey.

The prizes will be awarded to the winners of this single stage international competition for
the design of a Disaster Prevention and Education Centre in Istanbul. Organised in
conformity with the UNESCO UIA regulations, the competition has been approved by the
International Union of Architects.


The objective of the competition is the construction of modern facilities, equipped with
cutting edge technological and educational infrastructures to prepare the public to deal
with natural disasters and their consequences and apply the appropriate preventive
and curative mesures. Of an overall surface of some 9 450m2, the Centre is located in
the Bakirköy district, near Istanbul Atatürk Airport.


The international jury is composed of Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul, Javier del Pozo
Portillo, Chairman, ThyssenKrupp Elevator and the following architects: Jaume Duró y
Pifarre (Spain) – UIA representative, past President of the UIA, Rafael de la Hoz
Castanys, (Spain), Dalila ElKerdany, (Egypt), Nabil Gholam, (Lebanon), Sulan Kolatan,
(Turkey), Mehmet Konuralp, (Turkey), Manuel Mateus, (Portugal), Antonio Ortíz García,
(Spain), Süha Özkan, (Turkey), Han Tümertekin, (Turkey), Alfonso Vegara, (Spain), Ali
Riza Parsa, representing the Chamber of Architects of Turkey.


The following prizes will be awarded by the jury.

  • 1st prize US$100,000
  • 2nd prize US$50,000
  • 3rd prize: US$20,000.

Main Deadlines

  • Registration deadline: 28 April 2011
  • Deadline for sending entries: 19 September 2011
  • Deadline for reception of entries by the organisers: 30 September 2011
  • Jury meeting: November 2011

Registration will be made online at the competition website. There is no registration fee.
The competition language is English.

Information and registration: