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Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

Çanakkale, a city of unique urban heritage, is situated on the northwestern coast of Turkey along the Aegean Sea and Dardanelles. The new antenna tower to be designed will be located at the southern outskirt of Çanakkale and will broadcast to the surrounding cities. The site for the proposed tower is on the top of a hill -and within a national forest- providing stunning views of the Dardanelles.

The competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.

The scope of the competition is not only limited to the design of an iconic antenna tower but also includes development of innovative concepts for creating outdoor and indoor spaces enabling public programs of leisure, recreation and exhibition that will attract local people as well as tourists. The design and the position of the project should create a destination in the region that will be renown throughout Turkey.

More information after the break.


Due to technical specifications, the antenna tower to be designed is required to have a height of 100 meters. Public functions could be located at a variety of levels up to 30 meters. In addition to spaces that are intended for technical use and limited to personnel access only; public spaces for educational, recreational and exhibition purposes and open to general public should also be considered.

A comprehensive structural report is expected. Simple sketches showing the load path in the selected structural system for the tower shall be provided. Criteria for the selection of the proposed structural system shall be discussed.


Founding Jury Members
Emre Arolat Architect, EAA
Louis Becker Architect, Henning Larsen Architects
Caroline Bos Architect, UNStudio
Oğuz Cem Çelik Structural Engineer, Istanbul Technical University
Arzu Erdem Architect, Istanbul Technical University

Substitute Jury Members
Murat Aksu Architect, MuuM
Melike Altinisik Architect, Salon Architects
İsmail Morkoc Structural Engineer


Announcement of the competition and call for portfolios: October 22, 2013
Deadline for registration and submission of portfolios: November 27, 2013 (until 17:00)
Announcement of 8 participants for the second stage of the competition: December 4, 2013


1st Prize 100.000,00 Turkish Liras
2nd Prize 80.000,00 Turkish Liras
3rd Prize 50.000,00 Turkish Liras
1st Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras
2nd Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras
3rd Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras
4th Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras
5th Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras

To download the competition brief, please click here.

Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition" 27 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>