Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, announced that they will create a memorial place in Başkent to keep the memories of the healthcare workers who lost their lives by working with great devotion during the pandemic.
In his post on social media accounts in September 2020, he said, “We will not forget, we will not forget. Soon, all Ankara will take a closer look at this sacrifice, ”he said. Following the announcement of Mayor Yavaş, while the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage took the first step, the announcement of the "Thanksgiving and Remembrance Space for Healthcare Professionals" contest to be held in Sıhhiye was published in the Official Gazette. According to the specifications of the award-winning project competition to be held for the first time in 18 years yarismayla.ankara.bel.tr available at.
Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, provided many services from the convenience of transportation to the service of hot soup in Başkent to the healthcare professionals working devotedly day and night during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Yavaş announced in his social media accounts in September 2020 that a memorial venue will be built to show the gratitude of the society to healthcare professionals who lost their lives by working devotedly during the pandemic process. Saying “We will not forget, we will not be forgotten,” said President Yavaş, “They stayed away from their homes without knowing any limits in sacrifice and died for their oaths. "This is not enough to tell about heroism, but we will hold a memorial contest to keep the memories of the healthcare professionals who lost their lives in the Covid-19 process forever."
“We engraved the faces of our heroes in our memory. Soon, all of Ankara will take a closer look at this sacrifice. Following the statement of Mayor Yavaş, who also condemned the violence against healthcare workers by saying “with mercy and gratitude”, the Department of Culture and Natural Heritage took the first step and was announced in the Official Gazette on February 17, 2021 for the project competition named “Place of Gratitude and Remembrance for Healthcare Professionals”.
FIRST PROJECT COMPETITION HELD AFTER 18 YEARS
Turkey in the effective use of academic knowledge in the history of the competition and in terms of facilitation of city councils volunteerism and aims to create debate Metropolitan Municipality, in fidelity qualifications for health care workers to prepare a special place 18 years later, will organize the first time, project competitions.
With the "A Place of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Healthcare Professionals" competition, the gratitude of the society will be expressed for the superhuman self-sacrifice health workers showed in the process of combating one of the biggest epidemics faced by humanity. With the project competition that the Metropolitan Municipality will organize for the first time after 2003; It aims to ensure that the accumulated problems of the capital Ankara are directed by people who are competent in their fields of expertise.
ACADEMIC BOARD WILL WORK ON VOLUNTEERING
Plans to contribute by organizing Cultural and Natural Heritage Department after the capital Ankara and other cities both in dialogue based on common sense and practical problems of urban and architectural competitions to produce identification project in Turkey.
The Academic Advisory Board of 11 people, formed with the contributions of Ankara City Council and the invitation of Mayor Yavaş, will work on a voluntary basis.
Providing detailed information about the award-winning competition, Bekir Ödemiş, Head of the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage, made the following statements:
“Unfortunately, our corporate culture did not exist, as there was no competition in about 20 years. There is an architecture, culture and planning group established within the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage and Ankara City Council. First of all, we established an academic board consisting of universities. The Academic Board is a structure that functions entirely on voluntary basis. We wanted to get the support of these groups who want to contribute to Ankara for many years and think about Ankara. We have established the competition processes in Ankara by holding meetings in digital environment with the board since autumn 2020. During the pandemic process, our healthcare professionals worked with great devotion, there were martyrs. We organized a national and one-stage competition called 'The Place of Gratitude and Remembrance for Healthcare Professionals' in order not to forget them and pass their names on to future generations. After the competition process is completed, awards will be given at a ceremony to be attended by Mr. Mansur Yavaş. The implementation work of the first incoming project will also be started. "
SPECIAL SPACE FOR HEALTH PERSONNEL TO BE BUILT IN SANITARY REGION
“Sıhhiye” region was chosen as the project area.
The area where the Sanitation, Former Ministry of Health, Abdi İpekçi and Kurtuluş Parks are located will be transformed into a special area that will remind health workers. The impact area of the project, which will be prepared for the space, which will cover joint works from art branches such as landscape architecture and architecture, will extend from Abdi İpekçi Park to Kurtuluş Park, including a part of Sıhhiye Marketplace and Aksu Street.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE COMPETITION STARTED
The specifications of the competition, which is carried out by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage and the free application process has started, has been started on 17.02.2021. yarismayla.ankara.bel.tr published on the internet address.
While the contest is open to the participation of professionals and artists from all design disciplines, it is also required to include an architect, city planner or landscape architect team member among the participants.
Projects for the memorial competition must be delivered by hand by May 17, and by cargo by May 19.