The architectural competition aims at the construction of an Exhibition & Conference Center with strong identity, which will fulfill the highest standards that shall optimize the arrangement of its facilities and activities, respect environmental parameters and contribute to sustainable development. One of the main project goals is to stimulate the redevelopment of a prominent part of the city center, a redevelopment that shall have a major impact on the economy of the city and the broader area of Northern Greece, contributing, thus, to the transformation of Thessaloniki into one of the top, forward-looking cities of Europe and a leading, international business hub and tourist destination.
The project shall be a landmark for the whole city and a milestone for the business history of the broader region. TIF-HELEXPO S.A is expecting innovative, high-quality, sustainable, unique architectural proposals for a visionary project that aspires to become an exceptional example of future cityscape developments establishing close spatial connections between business areas and buildings as well as green open spaces.
The “INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR THE THESSALONIKI CONFEX PARK” is an international, one-‐stage architectural design project Competition conducted in restricted procedure.
The procedure will be organized in the following phases:
the Prequalification in which the Jury will select fifteen (15) Applicants based on predefined criteria.
the Design Competition in which Competitors will submit design proposals anonymously. All design entries will be presented to the Jury responsible for evaluating and ranking them and determining the winning entry.
The Competition will be conducted according to the UNESCO Standard Regulations for International Competitions in Architecture and Town Planning and the UIA (International Union of Architects) best practice recommendations. UIA endorsment is pending.
13 November 2020 Application Submission Deadline
10 December 2020 (at the latest) Announcement of Selection of 15 Competitors
1 Febrouary 2021 Competition start
31 May 2021 Entries Submission Deadline
July 2021 Announcement of the Winners
Three Competitors that will be awarded by the Jury with the first, the second and the third prizes will be awarded respectively the following prize-money:
1st prize 50.000 Euro
2nd prize 30.000 Euro
3rd prize 20.000 Euro
The Jury may also award honorary mentions to projects with a particular merit.
All Competitors who submit entries at the Design Competition complying with the regulations will receive an honorarium of 15.000 euro each.