116 applications from all over the world in the first phase of the Competition
116 applications from all over the world in the first phase of the International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park
Vote of confidence from the international architectural community
The “International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park” was enthusiastically accepted by the international architectural community as shows the first phase of the Competition for the new Thessaloniki Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Over the previous weeks more than 300 interested parties from all over the world registered at the Competition website, www.thessaloniki-confexpark.gr.
The first phase of the Competition’s Prequalification, which concerned submission of Applications, was completed successfully yesterday, recording a broad international interest.
More specifically, a total of 116 applications from individual architectural firms or groups of firms/architects were submitted. It is also impressive that these applications came from architectural firms or groups of firms/architects based in 33 countries on all 5 continents. In fact, there was intense interest from Greek architectural firms, too.
As foreseen by the Competition procedures, by December 2020, fifteen (15) teams of firms/architects will be prequalified, which will submit their design proposals by May 2021, afterwards.
The International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park has been launched in accordance with the principles of UNESCO architectural design competitions, and its Regulations have been verified by the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The main goal is to design an environmentally friendly and ultra-modern emblematic Exhibition and Conference Centre of the highest standards, while also ensuring the best functionality of its facilities, in combination with an urban green park, which will be used by the citizens of Thessaloniki.
The project includes the creation of an open green space of approximately 7,5 acres, suitable for recreation and outdoor cultural and exhibition uses.
The first prize winner will be selected by the International Jury in June 2021.
TIF-Helexpo S.A. President Mr. Tasos Tzikas stated that “the large number of participating architectural firms from around the world in the first phase of the Competition constitutes a vote of confidence in the redevelopment project of the Thessaloniki Exhibition and Conference Centre. The creation of a new bioclimatic landmark for a modern city will help Thessaloniki become an important Exhibition Centre in Southeastern Europe and will improve the quality of life of its citizens”.