SAMSUN CITY LIBRARY WINS THE BEST PUBLIC BUILDING ARCHITECTURE AT 2023 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS
The City Library Project, which is under construction in the Atakum district of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and designed by Ven Architecture, managed to collect all the awards of its category in the prestigious "2023 International Property Awards" European region competition held in London. The City Library Project won the best public building architecture award in Turkey, as well as being the only project qualified to represent Europe in the public buildings category in the grand final to be held on a global scale, outpacing its competitors from other countries. The International Property Awards is a prestigious organization that annually evaluates architecture and construction projects around the world and rewards excellence. Projects are evaluated by an international jury based on design quality, functionality, sustainability and innovation criteria. The European region competition is an event held to honor the best construction projects and design firms in Europe. Honoring the Samsun City Library project with this prestigious award highlights the success and vision of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality in constructing a quality and innovative public building. Public institutions undertake an important mission such as meeting the needs of the society, providing services and increasing the quality of life of the society. Therefore, the design and quality of public buildings reflect the ability of municipalities to deliver public services. The Samsun City Library project winning this award is a recognition of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality's dedication as an employer and its investment in the project. Samsun City Library project was designed by Ven Architecture as a building that will add value to the city with its modern architectural understanding. The building, which draws attention with its innovative design, functionality and aesthetic appeal, was planned as a new generation modern library on an area of 30,000 m², with all kinds of content and open to people of all age groups, living and serving. Samsun City Library project will compete for the best public building architecture award on a global scale with other projects from Asia, America and Africa at the "2023 International Property Awards" Grand Final to be held this year.