A101 Block City Urban Block Competition

Masshtab Company invites architects from all over the world to send in projects for an open competition for urban blocks that can be used in the A101 project. Since it is planned to build over 500 blocks, the result of the competition will not just be the choice of one winning project, but the creation of a catalogue of possible solutions that can be applied on different locations and in different stages of realization of the A101 project.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea/Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Russia
Registration Deadline 10 November 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 28 November 2010 GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects who have received a diploma from a School of Architecture equivalent to a 5-year Bachelor or a Master degree.

Description
A101 is a project for a new city of 150.000 people and 13 million m2 of housing near Moscow and the largest development of the Masstab Company. The planning for the city as a whole was designed by an international group of urban designers headed by the Dutch office Maxwan.

At this moment the project has entered a new stage – the detailed design of part of the development. In the near future, 1,2 million m2 of housing will be constructed on an area of 154 ha on the basis of a masterplan that is designed in competition by four renowned teams:
MVRDV – The Netherlands
KCAP/Next Architects – the Netherlands
Hilmer Sattler Albrecht – Germany
EDDAE – Spain

This masterplan and the rest of the A101 project are based on the Block City concept that was developed by the competition’s curator Bart Goldhoorn. This means that 80% of the urban blocks in the project should have a standard size.

Simultaneously with the closed competition for the masterplan Masshtab Company invites architects from all over the world to send in projects for an open competition for urban blocks that can be used in the A101 project. Since it is planned to build over 500 blocks, the result of the competition will not just be the choice of one winning project, but the creation of a catalogue of possible solutions that can be applied on different locations and in different stages of realization of the A101 project.

Jury
Hans Stimmann, Germany - former head of the Berlin Senate Building Committee
Dick van Gameren, the Netherlands – professor of housing at the TU Delft, architect
Bart Goldhoorn, Russia/The Netherlands – curator
Sergei Tchoban, Russia/Germany - architect
Vladmir Plotkin, Russia - architect
Eugene Asse, Russia – professor of MArkhI, architect
Alexander Skokan, Russia - architect
Alexander Chapania, Russia – chief architect of the region

Prize
First Prize: 15.000 USD
Second prize: 10.000 USD
Third prize: 5.000 USD
Five honorary mentions; 5 x 2.000 USD

Entry Fee
50 Euro

Timetable
Deadline for graphic material (in digital form) : November 28
Deadline for receiving the model: December 01
Announcement of the results and opening of the exhibition: December 03

Organizer
Masshtab Development Company

Official Website
http://www.masshtab.ru/eng/competition/