Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest

Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © & MDesign

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area. Today we bring you the second place entry, by ONZ Architects + MDesign + Lola + 24H Architecture. Read on after the break for more on their design.

Singel Park Winning Proposal / LOLA + Studio KARST

Courtesy of LOLA

LOLA landscape architects from Rotterdam and from Zurich recently won the international ideas competition for their plans for the future Singel Park in . The two agencies present “convincing and thoughtful concepts for both the park as a whole, as well as for the role the park can play in ’s future.” That’s the conclusion of the advisory committee headed by Mayor Henri Lenferink. More images and architects’ description after the break.