Bandirma Park

Bandirma Park Competition by McGregor Coxall




Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall

Through an integrated layering of dramatic garden landscapes, multi-level xperiences and environmental stimulators, the Bandirma Gardens of Imagination emerge from their historical remnants as an international symbol for creative endeavour.

Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall

The Bandirma Hayal Bahçeler represents a dynamic new direction for Turkey’s Balikesir region, strategically repositioning the city as a centre for innovation.

Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall

The design proposes a series of contrasting landscapes that repurpose the site within its historical setting.

Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall

Key features include an iconic Oval, a Botanic Garden, Gardens of Play, Gardens of the Future, Orchards and a Southern Terrace. Each space is framed by a dramatic natural urban forest that strengthens the sites existing Garrigue formation.

Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall

Integrated within the buildings are a series of laneway intrusions, historical extrusions and atrium patio’s that promote a fine grain, permeable and enclosed spatial experience whilst landmark buildings such as the ‘Beacon’ tower and Design Institute strengthen the sites city presence. Source by McGregor Coxall.

Bandirma Park
Image © McGregor Coxall
  • Location: Balikesir, Turkey
  • Architect: McGregor Coxall
  • Collaborators: Nura Arquirectes
  • Client: Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality
  • Site Area: 26 ha
  • Year: 2017
  • Images: Courtesy of McGregor Coxall

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