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INTERNATIONAL OPEN PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL HALL / CONGRESS CENTER IN BANJA LUKA

The idea that Banja Luka should be given a multifunctional facility, where the mentioned purposes would be connected, is precisely one step in the strategic vision of the city. In addition to local, its function and capacities should meet wider, regional needs for this type of a facility. The cultural offer is therefore expanding and creating optimal conditions for the development of concert, ballet and opera arts, since the existing capacities in the city have long been exceeded in technological and parametric aspects.

In addition to the cultural offer, the future facility complex will also serve as a congress center that combines the phenomena of the exchange of scientific knowledge, science and education. The aforementioned activities are accompanied by exhibiting activities, catering, business, administration and other necessary purposes. The concept of multifunctional­hybrid facility aims to utilize the space without reducing comfortable use and technology of its purpose.

Finally, the modern mobility of users and the constant acceleration of the rhythm of life, and the development of new needs also indicate that the future construction complex will contribute to the development of tourist
offer of the city.

Submission

Participants are obliged to submit competition proposal in a digital format, whereas detailed instructions for proper naming of documents and submission can be found in folder “1 – COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT” in Chapter 3. This folder can be downloaded at “Competition documentation“.

Competition proposal and all the attachments must be written in one of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina or in English.

All participants are required to submit the documentation defined in folder “1 – COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT” in Chapter 2.

Deadline for submission of competition proposal is April 15th 2020, until 15:00 hours (GMT +2).

The competition proposals not received by the announcer within the deadline determined for submission of the competition solution, and were received after the expiration of the day and the hour designated for submission of the proposals, will be considered untimely and will not be considered.

To check whether the proposal was successfully received go to “Submitted proposals” on this page. List of submitted proposals will be updated every working day until 15:00 hours. If you do not find your code in the list of submitted proposals after updating the first following day after sending the proposal, try sending again with the same code.

Submit

Deadline for submission of competition proposal is April 15th 2020, until 23:59 hours (GMT +1). To check whether the proposal was successfully received go to “Submitted proposals” on this page. List of submitted proposals will be updated every working day until 15:00 hours. If the size of your proposal is greater than 30MB, you can upload the animation as a separate .zip file with the same code, but with a different name (e.g. 12345DS-animation.zip).

Question

Answers of the Competition Jury will be published on this page (Question and Answers) within five days.

Submitted proposals

There is no any proposal.

 

Questions and answers

There is no any question.

Please have You checked that everything in the Competition Program and Requirements can fit in this location?

Given graphic appendix 3_3_1_SPATIAL_ORGANISATION at the Excerpt of Spatial requirements, folder 3_3_SPATIAL_PLANNING_AND_TECHNICAL_REQUIREMENTS_EXCERPT maximum gross building area is defined 35 000 m2.

Is the condition for participation in the Competition the possession of a License?

All legal and natural persons, who meet the professional and other requirements defined under this competition regardless of their territorial affiliation, have the right to participate in the competition. Licenses are not a condition of participation.

How much for the registration fee?

Registration fee or download of documentation is free of charge.

Is it possible to increase the plot?

The plot for the construction of the building is defined by the Spatial planning and technical conditions, folder 3_3_SPATIAL_PLANNING_AND_TECHNICAL_REQUIREMENTS_EXCERPT.

Where possible to find a complete list of required spaces with surfaces to be satisfied?

All required spaces as well as capacities are defined by the Competition Program, folder, 2_COMPETITION_PROGRAM_AND_REQUIREMENTS.

Is the organization of the existing parking lot on the northeast side of the parcel in question retained, since it is not within the scope of the congress center lot, or the organization of that parking lot can be changed?

Parking on the northeast side of the lot should meet some of the parking needs for a future facility, but the organization of parking spaces is optional.

Is underground garage planning necessary, or parking can be resolved at the level of surrounding roads without constructing underground floors?

The needs for the number of parking spaces are defined in the Competition program and requirements. Participants have the freedom to address them in one of the appropriate ways.

Does the parking area need to be reserved for the hall in the future?

Yes.

Just wondering if we need register for the competition? How to get our submission code?

There is no need for registration. Applicants can download documentation at www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Submission code will create Applicants when they submit their competition proposals in digital format. Submission code is selected code of five Arabic numbers and two letters chosed for labeling proposal.

Could there be a more defined table for each function’s desired square meter. i.e. ″each function and its related square meter requirements.″?

Functions in the building are defined in the Competition Program, folder. The contents and capacities are defined by the number of users. Applicants should define the layout and surfaces.

May I know is animation a must?

Yes.

Is the intention of the Announcer of the competition, apart from the conceptual design, to elaborate on one of the proposed projects of the participants? If yes, please explain the final project completion procedure. What about the copyright issue of the proposed solutions?

The main objective of the competition is to receive a quality and functional proposal for the complex of the concert hall and convention center that should create the basis for realization the potential of the city of Banja Luka in terms of improving the cultural offer of the city and the region. In accordance with the objective, the Announcer will further develop the first prize proposal respecting the recommendations of the Competition Jury. Further procedure of commissioning technical documentation is defined in accordance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rights and obligations of the Announcer and the Author are defined under Chapter 9 of the Competition Announcement (Folder 1), as well in accordance with the provisions of the Copyrights and related laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

How high can the project be raised?

The height of the building is not restricted. Urban parameters of the site are defined in the 2_COMPETITION_PROGRAM_AND_REQUIREMENTS, page 14. Participants are given the freedom to define the final horizontal and vertical dimensions within the given parameters.

Do we need the all team formed on April 15th?

Deadline for submission of competition proposal is 15 April 2020, until 23:59 hours (GMT +1). In addition to the digital submission of the proposal, the applicant shall send by mail a sealed envelope. The envelope should enclose documentation defined by 1_COMPETITION_ANNOUNCEMENT, Chapter 3.2., page 8.

Can you please clarify what ″Exploitation coefficient - 4,2″ refers to? (p.14 of the competition program and requirements document)?

The „Exploitation coefficient” represents the ratio of the total gross construction area of ​​all above-ground floors of building to the total area of ​​the construction lot.

How many management offices are required as part of the Philharmonia Workspace?

The needs for each of the institutions planned within the facility are defined on page 21, „Competition program and requirements“.

Do the Chamber Halls as specified under ″4. Theater Hall with around 700 seats″ need to be directly adjacent to the Theater Hall?

Participants should offer a proposal that in a functional and economical way defines the disposition of each individual purpose within the facility.

Can you please clarify how much administrative staff is expected for each of the four institutions, and how they will be distributed amongst the difference offices as listed on p.21 of the Program document?

Тhe expected number of employees per office at each institution is:­
Manager                                1­
Technical Secretary              1­
Artistic Director                    1­
Marketing                              3­
Small meeting rooms­
Production                            2­
Cashier                                  2­
Archive­
Personal service                    2

There is a thick closed blue line on a layer D_zona gradjenja in plan construction regulation.dwg. What does it mean? The setback of the proposing building outer wall with 5 m offset from property line or a temporary fence line?

Тhick closed blue line on a layer D_zona gradjenja indicates the limit to which an object can be built.

Can you give any information about the sites and building around the projected area. Maybe it master plan of the city or other any information about development that′s sites.

All information about location can be find at Competition documentation.

1. I had a few issues downloading the documentation for applicants. Could you please email me a copy of part 6 - graphic template of poster and part 7 - label with information about author, that will be on the public that will be on the public information poster. 2. Could you please clarify what you mean by a view (perspective) at 1 to 250 scale - as far as I am aware perspectives have no objective picture plane - it can be at any depth in the perspective, hence no scale? What do you mean by view line? A sectional perspective has a cutting plane at the front of view, is that what you mean by ″view line″? 3. Is this a typo, should it be 3d animation?

1. All documentation required is located at „Competition documentation“ that is available to download (4_GRAPHIC_POSTER_TEMPLATE, 5_LABEL_WITH_INFORMATIN_ABOUT_AUTHOR)
2. „Characteristic views“ represent facades not pespectives and that is reason that they have scale.
3. 3D ANIMATION up to one minute duration is obligate.

When I should submitted the proposal (the hard copy) via mail? On April/ 15, or it should be received your office on April /15?

Applicants shall submit their competition proposals in digital format to the following link www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Participants do not submit hard copy. April 15, 2020 is a deadline for submission of Envelope with documentation defined in Chapter 3.2. of Competition announcement should be submitted by April 15, 2020.

Hope you can guide us through registration process in order to participate in this competition.

The competition is designed as INTERNATIONAL, GENERAL, PUBLIC, PROJECT and ANONYMOUS. There is no registration process, only downloading the tender documentation, which is is free of charge and accessible to all potential participants on the following link: http://www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana or (http://www.en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Competition proposals in digital format are to be submitted to the same links by the defined deadline.

Concerning the multipurpose/congress hall and the theatre, the auditorium has flat floor or sloped one?

The participants are left with the choice of designing the floor (flat or sloped one) with following the rules of acoustics and visibility.

With due respect to the creators of the Competition program, I have to criticize that it turns out that Banja Luka is, say, Tokyo, Hong Kong or New York and as city it suffers from construction land. So much content in one small location that it′s just incredible. Even when you stated that the RS financial center should be added here and the stock market was the highlight. The whole competition seems frivolous. And to add that you called Boris Podreca in the Jury, I can′t believe it. For such a serious competition that would be envied by the big world centers, you give all the data descriptively without tables containing sectors.

The Competition Jury has not previously found a question that could be answered.

The site is enclosed by the planned perimeter comprising of roads, parking lots, plants etc. According to the Program one needs to provide 2-3 driveways to built-in building components. To achieve this the above-mentioned planned elements should be modified, e.g. to clear a way between the planned trees, to break the line of parking lots or green areas. Is it allowed to make such changes to an extent?

It is left to the Partcipants to define a different parking layout and access to the future complex within the traffic areas. It is not allowed to open new car entrances from Olympic winners Blvd.

What is the maximum height of the proposal? How many tall plants?

The height of the building is not restricted. Urban parameters of the site are defined in the 2_COMPETITION_PROGRAM_AND_REQUIREMENTS, page 14. Participants are given the freedom to define the final horizontal and vertical dimensions within the given parameters.

What is meant by communication rooms for musicians? (it is stated as space for symphony orchestra, choir)?

Communication space refers to the spaces that provides access for th emusicians to the orchestra space below the stage, as well as access to the stage.

Is the concept for the technical solution for space below the floor of the air intake room through the diffusers on the floor and the space above the interior ceiling of the air extraction room obligatory for the competition solution?

Yes.

Do an individual and collective practice rooms for musicians have to be separated into the categories listed in the Program or they can be within one space that is not used at the same time?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual space from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimension for the maximum number of users.

What is the expected number of participants of the Symphony Orchestra or Philharmonic Orchestra?

A Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra usually have around 80 participants.

What is the reason for defining the need and the idea to create a financial center of the Republic of Srpska as well as a stock exchange within this space? Is it obligatory to add to the aforementioned contents (can) the office rental capacities?

Competition program and requirements, page 21, states the obligation to design a number of administrative premises (ie for institutions tha will be located within the future building), whereas a possibility of accommodating the financial center of the Republika Srpska or the stock market, is optional.

Do group dressing rooms for performers, by area: choir, ballet, opera and drama, need to be separate or can they be used within a common block of dressing rooms?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual spaces from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

Does the cafeteria in the theater have a purpose and access for external guests or is it intended for internal (theater) use? (separate entrances and exits for theater and cafeteria?)

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual spaces from an economical and rational aspect. Obligatory separate catering facilities are defined on pages 21 and 22 of the Competition program and requirements.

You said that the distance between the stage and the last viewer should be maximum 35m. Did you mean 35m from the beginning of the stage or middle or end of the stage?

The distance between the stage and the last viewer is measured from the opening of the stage.

About the animation? Is that a walkthrough from the architecture to the interior? Can we just show some diagrams and photos to make the video and make it presentable?

Animation means a video showing the relationship between the object and the environment, the architecture of the object and the characteristic parts of the interior.

Where do we register to get our code for the submission?

There is no need for registration. Applicants can download documentation at www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Submission code will create Applicants when they submit their competition proposals in digital format. Submission code is selected code of five Arabic numbers and two letters chosed for labeling proposal.

Do you already the winner of this competition?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Is it clear to the organizers of the competition that since the objects that are the theme of this competition are among the most expensive investments in terms of aesthetics, materialization and equipment – this facility will never be implemented?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Can you give one world example of the building that has inspired you for this Competition, ie. one world-wide facility that contains all the functions anticipated by this competition?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Is the competition for Young professional Architects, Students Architects or both?

All legal and natural persons, who meet the professional and other requirements defined under this competition regardless of their territorial affiliation, have the right to participate in the competition.

It is said that 3D animation should not exceed 30 MB. But this is impossible. Can you increase this? Оr how can we send high size files?

3D animation can be delivered separately with the same code tag with the addition of the word ‘animation’ (eg AB12345_animation). Size of file cannot be increased and it should not exceed 30MB.

It is mentioned that the volume of the multipurpose hall should be around 15.000 m2. Should this be understood as cubic meters, m3, and not square meters, since you relate it to volume?

On page 17 of the Competition program and requirements, the typographical error indicates m2 instead of m3, that is, 15,000 refers to cubic meters, not square meters.

With reference to the Notebook, is there a maximum number of pages?

No.

2.3.4. GRAPHIC ATTACHMENTS (Note: Graphic attachments are submitted as files, not as exhibition posters) Can we still put some renderings on the two exhibition posters?

Yes. Participants are free to design the second exhibition poster in a way they think would be the best representation of the solution offered. The poster must be submitted in 150 PPI resolution, in only one graphic layer (“layer”) and in CMYK color system. The code should be written on the poster. This attachment must also be anonymous.

3.1. SUBMISSION OF COMPETITION PROPOSALS ′animation′ (eg AB12345_animation). May I know if the final is 12345AB_animation or AB12345_animation?

3D animation can be delivered separately with the same code tag with the addition of the word “animation”. When submitting a proposal, a participant defines a code by entering a code that marks the entire proposal in the field “Your code”. The participant submits animation under the same code with addition of the word “animation”.

By regular mail without return receipt with the appropriate number of postage stamps (depending on the country of the sender); If I am in Japan. Do I need to provide the stamps to you or just let you know that the Email address or postal address are alright?

In addition to the digital submission of the proposal, the applicant shall send by regular mail, not by Email, a sealed envelope with the label “AUTHOR” marked by the code of the proposal on the back side of the envelope. The envelope is to be sent to the following address: Grad Banja Luka, City Administration, Department of Spatial Planning, Trg srpskih vladara 1, 78000 Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina with a note “ DO NOT OPEN – JN 03-404-659/19, “INTERNATIONAL OPEN PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL HALL / CONGRESS CENTER IN BANJA LUKA”.

Name of the author must not be on the envelope to avoid violation of anonymity.

Statement by the author/person authorized for representation on the fulfillment of the competition requirements specified under Chapter 4). With their signature they confirm the authorship of the competition proposal, and that they are authorized to submit it, and that they have the right to participate under the terms of the competition. We need to provide the signatures in the Microsoft Word File right?

The statement should be printed and signed and sent in an envelope with everything else defined on page 8 of the Competition announcement.

Can we expand object at the floors above ground beyond the boundaries of the plot?

No.

Can we make a pedestrian bridge towards Mladen Stojanovic Park?

Yes.

Does the administration section has to be separate as a spatial segment, or is it acceptable that within the chosen solution it is a part of the separate units, ie that office premises related to concert, theater, philharmonic and congress activities and administrations should not be in one place?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

On page 21 of the program, the section describing the administration section states that office spaces for the concert activity, theater, philharmonic and congress center are expected. Does the Concert and Congress Center have separate administrative parts?

Yes, they do. Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual spaces from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

What should be the size of a television studio for interviews with supporting direction premises and ancillary rooms? Does the parameter of 2.0 m2 per user apply to the press room or to the total space?

Dimension of a television studio for interviews should be for max. 10 users. The parameter of 2.0 m2 per user applies to each unit of press center (TV studio, press room, directing, …)

Is it possible for a restaurant kitchen with all its including premises to be central or it has to be a separate one for each thematic unit of the listed restaurants?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual spaces from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

Is there additional information for the geothermal energy in the surrounding area or for the given location

No.

Are there any special instructions for ″2.3.3. SMALL DIGITAL EXHIBITION Poster″, where the proposal code should be written on the poster and is the size defined?

SMALL POSTER FOR DIGITAL EXIBITION / in .jpg format, dimension of 1920×1440 pixels, horizontal layout, illustrations with resolution of 150 PPI. Applicants are free to choose one or more items they consider to be the most suitable for this purpose. The entry code should be written on the poster. This attachment must also be anonymous.

In Section 2.3.2 (p. 5) of the Competition announcement document ″Two exhibition posters″ with dimensions 50x100cm are required. However, in section 3.2. (p. 7) only one poster with dimensions 50x100cm is required. How many 50x100cm Posters should be submitted? If more than one, should they be submitted as separate .pdf files or combined within single .pdf file?

It should be submited “Two exhibition posters” with dimensions 70x100cm are required, as separate.pdf files.

In which format the 3D Animation should be submitted?

Any video format (ie .mp4, .mov)

National restaurant and ″Piazzetta″ of national cuisines are the same space of 200 seats or they are different ones (and have 400 places in total)?

They are different spaces with 400 places in total.

Are students eligible to participate in the competition?

Yes.

How can we register?

There is no need for registration. Applicants can download documentation at www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Submission code will create Applicants when they submit their competition proposals in digital format. Submission code is selected code of five Arabic numbers and two letters chosed for labeling proposal.

About LABEL_WITH_INFORMATIN_ABOUT_AUTHOR. There are DESIGN TEAM and ASSOCIATES. We can write down our name and can we write some description about our team?

LABEL_WITH_INFORMATIN_ABOUT_AUTHOR should contain only name of are DESIGN TEAM and ASSOCIATES.

The first poster of ″PLACE FOR LABEL″, that means the LABEL_WITH_INFORMATIN_ABOUT_AUTHOR?

At the first poster participants need to leave a blank space with dimensions of LABEL_WITH_INFORMATIN_ABOUT_AUTHOR. Neither graphic attachment to be submitted cannot have the author’s names indicated in order to maintain ANONYMITY. The filled lable shall be submitted in hard copy in a separate envelope by regular mail.

About the poster template. Is Situation 1:1000 means The Site Plan? Floor Basis means Floor Plan?

Yes.

About the poster template. What are 3D MODELS mean? They mean renderings or some diagrams?

3D MODELS means renderings.

Do the participants come up withier own respective submission code, or do the organizers provide us with one, if so then how to get this unique submission code?

Submission code will create Applicants when they submit their competition proposals in digital format. Submission code is selected code of five Arabic numbers and two letters chosed for labeling proposal.

Can you clarify the situation regarding the Central Restaurant, where you require 1000 seats at 250 tables with 4 seats at each table? Is it possible to combine 2 chairs with sofas or long benches?

Participants can arrange seating as they wish, but they need to provide 1000 seats.

Is a central restaurant only for classic offering? Or how many tables are needed for a classic offering, how many buffet tables? Need a cocktail bar too?

Offering of the Central Restaurant are described in detail on page 21 of the Competition Program and Requirements.

Please tell me the scale of CAD data which named ″spatial organization plan″?

Scale is 1:1000.

When you check the site with Google earth, it looks like the right side of Banja Luka city stadium is under construction. Is there a new facility planned here? And is there a new facility planned next to the site of this competition?

The location where the multifunction hall / congress center is planned to be built is surround by existing and planned traffic routes. a number of residential-commercial and commercial buildings are planned or under construction to the south, southwest, east and northeast, while in the west and north-west, the reconstruction of the city park with sports facilities is planned. More at http://www.banjaluka.rs.ba/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/045-.jpg

Do you agree that the rewards are inadequate given the task of Competition is very complex?

The submitted proposals will be awarded with price amounts defined in point 5 of the Competition Announcement.

Are the land acquisition and the ownership issues for the location in question resolved,and is it possible to obtain land ownership data (copy of cadastral plan and title deed)?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Why the textual part of the Spatial planning and technical requirements is not given?

On pages 11 to 14 of the Competition Program and Requirements, the Urban Parameters are defined,and they represent an excerpt from the textual section of the Spatial planning and technical requirements.

Is it possible to plan in the broader context that the Gunduliceva Street in the area concerning the Mladen Stojanovic Park should be in the form of an overpass, in order to allow pedestrian connection of the future hall and the park?

No.

The narrative part of the Competition program and requirements defines rather precisely the site construction model. Retaining the existing urban matrix with the construction of a freestanding facility within the plot, as well as height regulation with significant facilities (Building of Government of RS / Euroherc) clearly formulates the concept of a future facility. It will realistically be a pretty well-fed solitaire. Are you sure this is the correct approach for the competition and the right solution for the site in question? Will deviation from this concept be eliminating for the participants of the competition?

The evaluation criteria to be used by the Competition Jury to evaluate the submitted proposals are defined in point 5 of the Competition Announcement.

You said that the stage for the concert hall of 1500 seats is 250m2. Do you want a backstage for this hall of just a stage?

The basic content should be supported with auxiliary spaces, such as access hall, dressing rooms, toilets etc.

Could you please stipulate the maximum dimensions for trucks servicing the site?

Maximum dimensions for trucks servicing the site are 13,6 x 2,5 x 2,8 m.

Can I add 2 underground basement floors? One for building use and one for underground parking?

Yes.

Is the given size for the stage in the theater (150m²) the size of the entire stage or the size of the immediate ″visible″ scenery?

The size of the entire main stage is defined. Also two side and one back stages in the same size should be planned.

Is a diameter of 12m sufficient/too big/too small for the theater stage?

Expected diameter for theater stage is 11 to 15m.

Should theater/opera and the concert hall be treated as a completely separate entity, meaning that the facilities for choir, orchestra, conductor etc. have to be placed in each of them?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

Do I understand correctly, that the announcer intends to continue/complete the project with the author of the first prize, but does not want to guarantee this?

The investor is not obliged to engage the author to design the planning and technical documentation. If necessary and if there is a mutual interest, the announcer may consult the authors of the awarded proposals during the further development of the project, and the authors will provide consultancy services as necessary.

What is the scale of floor basis in the graphic poster template? There are 3 boxes for floor basis in the template. But we have 6 or 8 floor plans. How can we put our plans in this case? What plans should be put?

Scale of floor basis is 1:500. Applicants are obliged to submit two exhibition posters so they have freedom to organize second poster as they wish. Applicants are also obliged to submit all graphic attachments defined in section 2.3.4 of Competition Announcement.

The Chamber halls on page 20 are assorted under ″4. Theater 700 Seats″, whereas the functional description of those rooms, saying they are intended to hold ″multi-theme conferences″, ties them to the conference/concert hall part. What is correct?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using and connecting individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

We are witnessing that ever since the new architectural forces have stepped on the scene of Banja Luka, the concept of construction of high-rise buildings has been promoted given this Competition, and for example, the recently adopted Regulatory Plan for the Central Area of the City of Banja Luka. Are you sure that this is the proper approach to the development of Banja Luka, given that we are in the ″corner″ of the Lijevče Field?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

If congress hall, concert hall and a theater are three institutions to be housed in the new building. What is the fourth one?

The complex with multifunctional hall/congress center should satisfy the following purposes: concert, opera, ballet and theater, other cultural activities, administrative activity, commercial activity and Media Centre.

How will you resolve ownership of land since the plot is owned by the RS Ministry of Defense, which no longer exists, while according to the most recent decisions of the Constitutional Court, the ownership of land is unique jurisdiction of Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Is this a competition for architects, or competition for science fiction writers? Whoever designed the Competition program and requirements does not appear to have visited Banja Luka before, nor is he/she a planner or architect. This is too much contents on such a small site. It is simply unbelievable that you have planned this and even published a Competition without consulting anyone within architectural profession. You provide information in a descriptive way like it is for exercise in a secondary technical school. Shame on you. This seems very inconsiderate.

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

Is it possible to get a CAD plan of the greater urban development with the .jpg provided earlier? Also, is it possible to get a version of that plan translated to English?

Is it planned that the performances will be held at the same time in all three halls - from 1,500, 700 and 200 seats?

Yes.

What is the maximum number of members allowed per team?

The number of members of the authors’ team is not limited.

Is it a compound of buildings (concert hall, theatre, etc...) or one building for all the facilities (everything under one roof)?

It is one location (plot). Participants have freedom of defining the concept how to use the plot from economical and rational aspects and with respect to all institutions that need to be built at that location.

Could you confirm the size of the theatre hall at 3,500 cm? It seems small considering that it holds a bit less than half for the congress center seats and it is 1/4 of the volume?

Theater with a hall of about 700 seats should have a minimum of about 4.5 – 5.0 m3 (cubic meter) per visitor, or a minimum of 3500.0 m3 of volume.

I have a question about the Philharmonic Orchestra - can you give us more information on the types of activities organized there? Do users of this space need to directly access the congress center and theater, or will they only use the theater?

Instrument Maintenance Room should be organized in the Philharmonic’s premises as an ancillary space for users of the entire facility, within which the instruments of the musicians using the facility are repaired and maintained.

Could you provide the documents (or links) that you refer to in ″brosura_ENG.pdf″: 1) Page 10: ″Program Task for the Urban Plan Development ″; 2) Page 11: the ″Spatial Plan of the City of Banja Luka″, 3) Page 14: ″the graphic annex to the ″Spatial Organization Plan″?

Documentation under item 1) is not available, while item 2) is available in Serbian at the link: http://www.banjaluka.rs.ba/gradska-uprava/dokumenti-prostornog-uredjenja/, and under item 3) at the link http://www.banjaluka.rs.ba/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/spatial_organization.zip.

Does the volume of the 15,000 cc conference hall also include the stage? And does the volume of 3,500 cm of the auditorium contain spaces for the stages?

The volume of the halls does not include the stages.

May I know the approximate total area of the whole project, without parking?

The planned plot surface of the Multifunctional hall/congress center: 8.508,00 m2. Parameters based on the existing regulation documents:

  • Exploitation coefficient – 4,2
  • Lot coverage – 0,8
  • Above­ground gross floor area – 35.000,00 m2
  • Minimum of green area – 20%.

Is the parking area included in the above-ground gross floor area?

No.

How can I sent the documents of the competition I am from Algeria?

Applicants shall submit their competition proposals in digital format to the following link www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall), which shall not exceed 30MB.

How to receive the submission code?

Submission code will create Applicants when they submit their competition proposals in digital format. Submission code is selected code of five Arabic numbers and two letters chose for labeling proposal.

Concerning the orchestra pit of the 700 seat theatre, what is the expected number of musicians to perform in it?

A Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra usually have around 80 participants.

Is there any significant meaning of the red-line drawings in the data of ″GEODETIC_SITE_PLAN_WITH_VERTICAL_DIMENSIONS_OF_THE_FACILITIES″?

A red line represent existing streets while red circle represent location of future Multifunctional/congress hall.

Can you provide us with fire protection regulations in English?

Fire protection regulations are available only in Serbian Cyrillic at link https://rzsm.org/tehprop/162-mup.

Can you please define the meaning of ″piazzetta″ and provide an example or at least more information?

A small piazza or a square. A space that allows gathering and socializing of a number of people.

Is it possible to plan the building outside the blue line in the layer D_zona gradjenja on the upper floors, to the outer plot boundary in the layer mln_regulacione linije?

No.

Define the meaning of ″nanotech″?

A nanotеch is a library space that offers digital versions of bibliographic units in addition to analog ones.

Is it necessary to foresee wardrobes, exercise rooms and instrument cabinets for guest groups within the theatre and concert hall program?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

What is meant by communication rooms for musicians?

Communication space refers to the spaces that provides access for the musicians in the orchestra space below the stage, as well as the access to the stage.

Exactly for whome are soloist rooms intended?

For individual artists performing publicly within a planned facility.

How many musicians should an orchestra shell be provided for?

A Symphony or Philharmonic Orchestra usually have around 80 participants.

Is it planned to have performances happening at the same time in the theater and in the concert hall?

Yes.

Can one relatively sized kitchen serve two restaurants or should each restaurant have its own kitchen?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

According to the planning document Revision of the Regulation Plan ″Centar-Aleja″, the intersection of Gunduliceva Street and Olimpijskih pobjednika Street is planned in the form of a roundabout, while in the graphic part of the spatial planning and technical requirements for International open public competition for the conceptual design of multifunctional hall/congress center in the city of Banja Luka, the same intersection is given as an ordinary ″T″ intersection. What is the right option? How is such a mismatch possible when both calls for proposals and preparation of the Plan are the responsibility of the same department in the City Administration?

The shape of the intersection is only an indication of a possible solution for the intersection of streets within the framework of the planned regulation, which is the same in both documents – the regulation plan and the spatial planning and technical requirements and is not related to the task of this Competition.

The zip folder should includes a Poster with dimensions of 50x100 according to the ′Competition Announcement′ folder 3.2. Is this Poster different from the two 100x70 Posters mentioned in 2.3.2.? So, the zip folder includes: 1- The Notebook A3, 2- Posters ( 2x100*70 plus 1x100*50), 3- Small Posters for Digital Show, 4- Graphic Attachments. Am I right?

The Zip folder should contain two 100×70 cm posters. There was a typing error in item 3.2. in the ‘Competition Announcement’.

Can I make some adjustments in the ground parking that you proposed? Can I add a new street as an access to the proposed building?

Yes. New access is not allowed from Olimpijskih Pobjednika Street.

What is the area required for the orchestra pit in the 700 seats theatre?

80-100 m2.

Do we have to create a 5- digit code for submission of proposals?

A 5-digit code is the same as unique code of five Arabic numbers and two letters as selected by the author to mark his/her proposal.

Can we have more time or days to do this competition? Because our team would like to try our best to do it.

Deadline for submission of competition proposal is 15 April 2020, until 23:59 hours (GMT +1).

Who are the members of the competition jury?

Members of Competition jury are stated in section 7 of Competition announcement.

Does the VIP box need to be physically separated from other seats, with glass or anything alike?

No.

Can you clarify what you meant when describing the 700-seat theater stage? It seems to me that there are four separate stages that cannot be used at the same time but can be rotated. Is it because it is easier to set the scene or for some other reason?

It is a single stage consisting of a main stage and three auxiliaries, which enable the principle of classical stage setting.

Please can you provide information regarding the size of the exhibition gallery or at least the number of persons anticipated?

Participants have freedom of defining the size of exhibition gallery depending on the concept of the object.

Can we build pedestrian bridges from the proposed competition site to the neighboring empty plots on the other side (the park, the stadium, etc.)?

Yes.

Will the first-prize winner sign the architectural design contract with the client?

The investor is not obliged to engage the author to design the planning and technical documentation. If necessary and if there is a mutual interest, the announcer may consult the authors of the awarded proposals during the further development of the project, and the authors will provide consultancy services as necessary.

Does the ″deadline for sending the envelope be 15.04.2020″ mean that international participants can send the envelope on 15.04.2020, or that the envelope must arrive by 15.04.2020. to your address.

It means that participants can send the envelope on 15 April 2020.

Please explain if we have to send you the application materials later or can we only send them by mail.

Competition proposal is submitted in a folded/compressed folder to the link www.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunkcionalna-dvorana  (en.banjaluka.rs.ba/multifunctional-hall). Authors of the awarded and praised proposals shall submit their proposals in the format of the software tools in which they were originally designed after the publication of the results (first of all, vector drawings with original graphic layers, preferably in .dwg format) after they recive announcement of award.

The Congress Centre follows the shoe box format. What about the theatre hall? Should it be a shoebox or can we go with any other format?

The geometry of the theater hall should provide a good view of the scene as well as good acoustics of the hall.

Do you agree that this is another election lay and this facility will never be realized?

Questions not related to the Competition announcement and Competition program and requirements shall not be answered by the Competition Jury.

What is the square footage required for the showroom? Permanent setting, temporary setting?

Participants have freedom of defining the size of exhibition gallery depending on the concept of the object.

What does it mean ″the hall must be drawn away from the façade″?

In order to achieve the required criterion of ambient noise in a concert hall, it is recommended that the perimeter walls of the hall should not be in contact with the “noisy” spaces.

What does it mean ″large cross-section ventilation channels″?

The facility should provide enough space for engine room for the ventilation and air-conditioning systems to meet the highest quality standards for a concert hall.

Can you explain ″a room in a position sufficiently far from the engine room with air-conditioning chambers and other machinery″?

In order to achieve the required criterion regarding ambient noise in a concert hall, it is recommended that the perimeter walls of the hall should not be in contact with the “noisy” spaces.

What is the budget and design fee for this project?

Prizes are defined in Chapter 6 of the Competition Announcement.

What is meant by a decor warehouse?

A decor warehouse means the space for keeping the scenery and elements needed to stage the scene.

Is it necessary to provide parking space for buses and if so for how many?

It is necessary to provide access for buses that will cover the needs of visiting troops as well as group visits.

Is it allowed to make changes to the organization of the east parking lot?

Yes.

We have CAD graphic attachment, where the main intersection is solved in the classical way and the graphic attachment in PDF, showing that there is a roundabout in the same place. Which graphic attachment should be considered?

The shape of the intersection is only an indication of a possible solution for the intersection of streets within the framework of the planned regulation, which is the same in both documents – the regulation plan and the spatial planning and technical requirements – thus it is not related to the task of this Competition.

Is it possible to remove or move trees in the foreseen green alleys?

Planned green alleys can be reorganized, but each removal of the existing ones need to be replaced on the site.

What are the ″check rooms″ in the theater program?

“Check rooms” is the room/space used by the audience during the breaks of performances.

What is the square footage of the machine rooms (heating, air conditioning, water, electrical installations and ventilation)?

Participants have freedom of defining the concept of using individual units from an economical and rational aspect with respect to proper dimensions for the maximum number of users.

What is the capacity (the size or the number of persons anticipated) of the exhibition gallery?

Participants have freedom of defining the size of exhibition gallery depending on the concept of the object.

Can you explain the parking space in details? How many cars are to be parked?

Participants have all information about parking space at Chapter 9 of Competition Program and Requirements.

What is lot occupancy rate? Is it lot coverage? And what is BGRP?

Lot occupancy rate represents a ratio between the area under the building and the lot area. BGRP is above­ground gross floor area.

Can you give more information about exhibition space? Number of visitors per permanent and occasional exhibitions?

Participants have freedom of defining the size of exhibition gallery depending on the concept of the object.