International open call for the International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfExPark

International open call for the International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfExPark

On September 28th 2020 TIF-HELEXPO, a national exhibition and conference organizer based in Thessaloniki, Greece, launched a call for the international multidisciplinary project competition with prequalification for the design of Thessaloniki ConfEx Park, located in the heart of Thessaloniki, currently home to 1.1 million people and Greece’s second largest city. TIF-HELEXPO S.A. invites architects, in teams consisting of architect and landscape architects from all over the world, to apply for participation in the International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki Confex Park in Greece.

The project seeks to redevelop the entire area around the fairgrounds, and includes the construction of an energy efficient Convention Centre and a new urban park.


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 competition area occupies approximately 17,5 hectares (175.000 m2) and according to the Master Plan is divided into four (4)functional districts and six (6)sectors.

All competitors,who submit entries at the Design Competition,will receive an honorarium of 15.000,00 euro each. The 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 50.000,00 Euro

2nd prize 30.000,00 Euro

3rd prize 20.000,00 Euro

The jury may also award honorary mentions to designs with a particular merit.


An international jury comprised of internationally renowned professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning will evaluate all applications at the pre-qualification step, select the competitors, evaluate all design entries at the competition, rank them and allocate the prizes.During the evaluation of the competition entries,the jury will be assisted by various specialists in fields relevant to the competition task and the competition requirements.A technical committee will undertake the formal and technical controlof the applications and the competition entries prior to the jury meetings. The jury shall be consisted of nine(9) regular and three (3) alternate members. All jury meetings shall be closed meetings. The jury decisions shall be final, sovereign and binding for both the TIF-HELEXPO SA as well as for the applicants/competitors.

For more information, visit the competition website:

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