Competition organizer Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of its Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition, which sought culturally relevant designs for a marketplace to be located in central Istanbul, Turkey. Out of 138 entries, 10 finalists were selected, three of which went on to win first, second, and third prizes, reflecting the best displays of the jury’s qualifications: communication efficiency, technical quality, aesthetic quality, functionality, and relation to context. See the three winning designs, after the break. First Prize: Sprouting from the Ancients / M. Baris Yegena and Ozge Ozkul, from Yegena Architectural Design Office With the needs of the site in mind, “Sprouting from the Ancients” focuses on the preservation of existing buildings, adding only lightweight and graphical arches to the protected archeological area. Thus, the site’s sense of history and memory remain in tact, while simultaneously constructing a new platform on which to build new memories for the community.
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