International Architectural Competition For The Mausoleum and Museum of RAUF RAIF DENKTAS ’12

THE TYPE & LANGUAGE OF COMPETITION: The competition is international, open and single stage; and in Turkish and English languages.
THE AIM OF COMPETITION: The purpose of the competition is to promote the design of a mausoleum and museum for the memory of Rauf Raif Denktas, the founding President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), who as a political figure symbolizes half a century long struggle of Turkish Cypriots for independence and equity at national and international platforms.
YARIŞMAYI DÜZENLEYEN İDARE: KKTC Bayındırlık Ve Ulaştırma Bakanlığı

Competition Launch: 1 September 2012
Closing date for the Submission of Questions: 1 October 2012
Announcement of Answers: 8 October 2012
Closing date for Registration : 12 November 2012, local time 17.00
Closing date for submitting proposals through the post: 7 December 2012, local time 17.00
Date of Jury Evaluation: 14 December 2012
Date of Proclamation of Results: 18 December 2012
Date & Location of Colloquium: 27 December 2012, Atatürk Cultural Centre, Nicosia
Exhibition of Competition Results: 27 December – 26 January 2012, Atatürk Cultural Centre, Nicosia

All interested parties are strictly advised to comply with the eligibility criteria stated below:
a. To fill in the registration form downloadable from and submit it to address in digital format before the closing date (in case of group entries only one of the participants may register. Registered individuals are deemed to have accepted all conditions of the competition brief)
b. For Turkish Cypriot citizens, to be the member of a professional body affiliated by the Union of the Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers & Architects; for overseas citizens, to be the member of a authorized professional association -architecture, interior architecture, planning or landscape architecture –; to have the empowerment to practice the profession as provided by laws of appropriate professional bodies.
c. To comply with the special conditions specified in the competition brief

The Jury will award the following prizes and distinctions:
1st PRIZE    50.000 TL
2nd PRIZE   30.000 TL
3rd PRIZE    20.000 TL
Five Distinctions 10.000 TL each

a. Advisors to the Jury
• Süleyman DEMİREL 9. President of the Republic of Turkey
• H. Ersan SANER TRNC Minister of Public Works and Transportation
• Serdar DENKTAŞ The son of Rauf Raif Denktas, the Founding President of TRNC, President of DP Party
• Nazmiye ÇELEBİ TRNC Ministry of Internal and Local Administration, Project Manager
b. Technical Advisors to the Jury
• Hakkı ATUN Architect / Town Planner
• Hilmi ÖZEN Theatre Artist
• Vamık VOLKAN Prof.Dr. Psychiatrist
• Burçak MADRAN Designer/ Museologist
c. Constitutive Jury Members
•  Alper ÜNLÜ Prof.Dr.Architect (ITU) – Academician at ITU Faculty of Architecture
•  Jack PRINGLE Architect – BA (Hons), Dip Arch, PPRIBA, FRSA, Hon AIA
•  Şebnem HOŞKARA Prof.Dr.Architect (ITU) – Dean of EMU Faculty of Architecture
•  Azmi ÖGE Architect (ITU) – UCCTEA President of Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Architects
• Özgün AKCAN Civil Engineer (UU) – UCCTEA President of Chamber of Civil Engineers
• Ekrem Z. BODAMYALIZADE Architect (ADMMA) – Freelance Architect, Jury Chair
• Yücel KÖKEN MArch (ITU) – Freelance Architect
d. Substitute Members
• Senal SARPER MArch (KTU) – Department of Public Works
• Nazife YILMAZ Civil Engineer (EMU) – Department of Public Works
e. Rapporteurs
• Pınar ULUÇAY MArch – University of Strathclyde/EMU Teaching Instructor at CIU Faculty of Fine Arts
• Özge YÜCESOY Architect (NEU) / Interior Architect (MU), Department of Public Works
• Bahar ULUÇAY MArch – DEU/EMU

Organizing body: Ministry of Public Works and Transportation
Postal Address: The Mausoleum and Museum of Rauf R. Denktaş, the Founding President of TRNC
The Secretariat for International Architectural Competition
Bayındırlık ve Ulaştırma Bakanlığı, Bakanlıklar Yolu, Gelibolu Bölgesi, Lefkoşa – KKTC
Contact Tel. No:  (+90392)2283 666/383, (+90548)/(+90533) 848 7070
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