Inanc Eray has been invited to participate in the round-table discussion with Huseyin Kayvecioglu, Elif Ozdemir and Omer Selcuk Baz on Architectural Competitions.
It is a well supported idea that especially public buildings should be designed through competition processes. It is acknowledged the fact that competitions creates opportunities for the public authorities to investigate many ideas for a potential site as well as young designers to prove themselves as established designers. Yet is competitions the best way for public project procurements? Is the competition processes has been abused already? Do we need better, more transparent, more collective systems?
The discussion goes around these topics with couple anecdotes from the participants, including current in-discussion public competitions like Taksim Square, Camlica Hill Mosque etc.
The text is in Turkish yet you can read on here at page 40. http://issuu.com/xxi_dergi/docs/xxi_nisan13