Children World Project Competition has come to an end

Having prepared a myriad of projects such as sport, education, social activities, city management, Bornova Municipality is poised to implement one more unique facility. “Children World” Project to be carried out by Bornova Municipality selected as city of child friend by UNICEF will be a unique facility where students can learn by having fun. Mayor Atila said “We are primarily making investment for children.”

One more unique project is put into implementation in Bornova declared as the city of child friend by UNICEF thanks to the investments implemented for children. Bornova Municipality is putting Children World Project into implementation. Bornova Children’s World whose architectural project competition has been finalized is envisaged to be an alternative education and entertainment place where children can learn by discovering and spend enjoyable time with their families.

Projects are meticulously reviewed

58 projects across Turkey have participated to architectural project competition held for Bornova Children’s World. Members of the jury were Architect, Associate Professor Dr. Zehra Akdemir, Master Civil Engineer Deniz Alkan, Architecture Assistant Professor Halil İbrahim Alpaslan and Master Architect Semra Uygur presided by Architect Associate Professor Hikmet Gökmen. Mayor of Bornova Municipality, Master Architect Olgun Atila, Psychologist Prof. Dr. Eda Şeyda Aksel from Ege University, Faculty of Arts, Architect Ömer Yılmaz and expert municipal bureaucrats have provided their supports as a jury.

In the competition, total 8 projects that were deemed worthy of an award, the team comprised of architects, Kerem Çınar and Rabia Evkaya won the first competition award under the leadership of Master Architect Dr. Orkun Özüer. The team comprised of architects Emre Şavural, Seden Avcı, Ramazan Avcı and Fatih Yavuz won the second competition award. Master architects Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe won the third competition award. In the competition where 5 honourable mention was granted, the project winning the first award will be implemented as application project.

Child Friendly City Bornova

Emphasizing the fact that UNICEF has declared Bornova as child friendly city, Mayor Atila has stated that they have set priority to women, children and persons with disability in municipal works. Atila said “Bornova is an education city. We are making investment to human, primarily children. Return of these investments will be very immense and vital in a manner that no one could imagine. We are working with awareness as Bornova Municipality. Bornova Children World is a significant project for entire Izmir as entire Bornova. Following this facility, we are interested in carrying out Karaçam Children Village within the shortest time possible.”

The project suitable for education city

MayorAtila has stated that they have carried out key scientific activities as municipality and a great number of children attended to our event titled as “Science in Park” which we held for the second time in Büyük Park this year and funded by TÜBİTAK, initiated last year Bornova Municipality, Mevlana Social Science Center. Each of them has undergone new experiences under the light of science and has made new sharing. Once Bornova Children World is completed, it will be an exemplary facility that will boost life qualities of children.

Special facility for children

Bornova Children World will comprise of spaces molding and supporting development of “cognitive, physical/motor, social and sensual skills of children between 4-12 age group with its workshop spaces, information and experience areas, permanent and temporary exhibitions. In addition to this, there will be a reading room incorporating 2.000 printed books, digital and sound books. There will be a space and a multipurpose hall that will be used in birthday celebrations as well as education and training activities intended for students.

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