ÇEDBİK Sustainability Idea Competition - 2022



“Green Exhibition Pavilion Design”



Man-made interventions, which increased significantly with the industrial revolution, changed the carbon cycle of our planet and brought the climate crisis to the agenda in the period we live in. While each building we build in the construction sector, which is responsible for a significant part of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, increases this emission, the existing buildings become a part of this cycle with their energy use. The high level of greenhouse gas emissions caused by construction necessitates the sector to do its part urgently. In this context, we need to question our standardized production methods, the building materials we use, that is, almost every subject that has become a habit.

The subject of the competition, which is the second of the ÇEDBİK Sustainability Ideas Competition, is the Design of the Green Exhibition Pavilion, organized with the theme of innovative steps in sustainability. It is planned that the selected designs will be exhibited in a virtual environment at the first stage, these structures will be built in the following stages, and they will be reconstructed in different cities and points with a traveling exhibition across the country.


pavilion (noun)

UK: a building near a sports field, especially one where cricket is played, used by the players and sometimes by people watching the game

US: one of a group of related buildings



- The competition is open to individual and team participation, and each of the competitors must comply with all of the following conditions.

- Students studying in undergraduate and graduate, Architecture, Engineering, Design and Art Faculties of Universities in Turkey and abroad can participate in the competition.

- Contestants must be continuing their undergraduate or graduate education at the time of application. (Undergraduate student certificate or graduate student certificate must be submitted at the time of application.)

- The competition is open to all classes of the above-mentioned departments of universities.

- The competition is open to individual and team participation, and teams can consist of a maximum of 5 people. In addition, a student can participate in the competition only individually or only with a team.

- Each team and individual participant will choose a team name (a 5-digit nickname consisting of letters and numbers only).

- On behalf of all team members who will participate in the competition, the team leader or individual participant must fill in the application form completely until the deadline of the competition. In addition, a team leader representing each team should be included in the form.

- Teams will not be able to make any member changes after completing their applications.

- First-degree relatives of the Jury, ÇEDBİK employees and first-degree relatives of the employees who prepare, carry out, finalize or approve the procedures related to the competition cannot participate in the competition. If this situation is detected, he will be disqualified.

- Jury members and ÇEDBİK employees must not have participated in any part of the works that will apply to the competition.

- During the competition, no competitor can contact the members of the jury and ÇEDBİK employees directly. All questions regarding the project and the competition will be forwarded to the responsible reporter within the period specified in the Competition Calendar.

- Every idea project participating in the competition is required to be original and not previously published elsewhere or participated in another competition.

- Participation in the competition is free.

- Applications of competitors and teams that are found not to comply with any of the above conditions will be deemed invalid.


Environmentally friendly construction represents buildings that are environmentally friendly, economical and sensitive to healthy ecosystems, consisting of sustainable building materials with low environmental impact, suitable for the conditions specific to the nature of the building, oriented towards energy efficient and renewable resources. While the “Green Exhibition Pavilion Design”, which is envisaged to be designed in this context, takes us to the previous stage of building a building; It encourages questions such as “Is there really a need for the building to be built?”, “How is it possible to further transform an existing structure and adapt it to different climate zones?”.


a) General Approach

- Integrated Design: All elements of the building and related disciplines support the main idea in harmony. Creating creative and innovative solutions through interdisciplinary interaction.

- Aesthetic Value: The aesthetic perception of the building consistently supports the main idea.

- Adaptability and Resilience: The capacity to adapt to the climate conditions and the increasing effects of the climate crisis, to survive and to fulfill its duties, which can survive in all 5 climate zones in Turkey's geography.

- Biodiversity, Ecosystem: Contributing to the biodiversity in the location where the building will be placed and supporting the development of the ecosystem

- Mobility/ Portability: High adaptive ability of the structure. It is expected that the dismantling and rebuilding scenario of the pavilion to be designed will also be included in the design. Alternative scenarios can be suggested.

- Public awareness effect: The building to be designed creates a public awareness about environmental awareness and construction

b) Material usage

- Visible, self-representational use of innovative and environmentally friendly materials

- More efficient use of existing materials in the market with different methods

- Suggesting innovative structural materials and systems

- Innovative, alternative use of the material; Upcycle, recycle, low carbon footprint and zero waste principles.

- Selecting materials that positively affect people and natural systems throughout their life cycle, covering pre- and post-construction processes

- Choosing energy efficient materials that support ecological and economic structure and contain environmentally friendly features

c) Meeting the Functional Requirements

- A clear usage area of at least 75 m2 that can allow for a closed or semi-open exhibition must be created within the competition area.

- The building must have features that can be built.

- Rebuildability: It is expected that the structure can be relocated at another point in the country by demolition/dismantling/pulling/moving or other methods.

d) Other

- The correct use of climatic terms in the delivered documents and the consistency of all documents with each other (https://www.iklimiduy.org/terimler-sozlugu/)

- Expressive power of the presentation (Graphic design, presentation quality, expressions, etc.)


-The competition will be held on the website www.cedbik.org. All up-to-date information about the competition will be shared on this site. Contest Specifications and Application Form will be available on this website.

-The Application Form will be filled and signed by all team members or individual participants. After the signed document is scanned, it will be sent to the responsible rapporteur via e-mail in an application file in .PDF format, with the student documents of all competitors attached to it.

-After the submitted .PDF file is reviewed, a registration confirmation e-mail will be sent to the team leader or individual competitor.

- Contestants must submit 2 sheets of A1 horizontally, with a resolution of at least 150 dpi and maximum 300 dpi, as a single combined .PDF file with a maximum size of 100 MB, by the deadline.

- The winning designs are required to submit 3D CAD drawings, as they will be exhibited in the virtual environment. The structure designed in the CAD file to be sent should be delivered in an integrated manner with its materials and surroundings.

- In addition to the project explanation texts on the sheets, a 1 page A4 size (maximum 500 words) explanation report should be submitted in .PDF format.

-The teams will send the competition submissions in a single file to the responsible reporter ([email protected]) via WeTransfer, before the deadline and time specified as the Project Submission Date in the specification.

- Submissions sent by e-mail as a file attachment or via other cloud services after the project delivery date will not be accepted. The time of submission of the competition applications will be based on the time of the WeTransfer submission. Since the projects will be sent via the internet, the projects should be delivered by taking into account that it will take time to upload to the cloud system. It is recommended to send the projects 1 day before the delivery date specified in the specification against any problems that may occur.

- The winning projects will be announced on the website with the team nickname, with the decision of the Board of Directors of the Environmentally Friendly Green Buildings Association.


Competitors can forward their questions regarding the competition to the responsible rapporteur. All answers will be announced to all competitors at www.cedbik.org after the last question date. Questions and answers are a whole of the competition specification.










It will be announced soon. 


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The competition is organized by the Environmentally Friendly Green Buildings Association (ÇEDBİK).

Organization Organizing the Competition: Environmentally Friendly Green Buildings Association (ÇEDBİK)

Responsible Rapporteur: Furkan Gültekin, Mine Dilmaç

Contact Phone Number : 0 216 469 48 55 / 56

Email Address:  [email protected]

* All questions about the rule file should be sent by e-mail to this address. Questions asked in any other way about the rules of the competition will not be answered.


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