ARCH_TAIGA Annual International Contest of Architectural Ideas for Siberia

The main task of contestants is to work out the project of an ice city (winter amusement park), situated on one of the central sites of Tatyshev island.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Temporary-Structure
Country Siberia, Russia
RegDeadline 10 June 2016 GoogleCal iCal
20 June 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Krasnoyarsk is the biggest cultural, economic, industrial and educational center of Central and Eastern Siberia. More than one million people live here. One of the main attractions of the city is the island-park Tatyshev. It is a picturesque part of the city, isolated by the river Yenisey. According to official statistics, during warm seasons about 100,000 people visit the island every week.
The main task of the contestants is to work out the project of an ice palace (winter amusement park), situated on one of the main playgrounds of Tatyshev island, which will become popular among citizens of Krasnoyarsk and also will attract tourist flow during Winter Universiade which will take place in Krasnoyarsk in 2019. The project should correspond to the needs of the target audience, visiting the island: families, young people, pensioners.
Due to climatic characteristics of the region, while developing the project (namely, infrastructure facilities) it is preferable to take into account the possibility of using ice and snow. Winter temperatures are usually below -15℃, and such temperature is altogether 5-6 months of the year. The snow part of the Park can add spice to the project and attract more people during winter time. The part of the construction, made of snow and ice, can be rebuilt annually, its interiors can be reformed and it will let artists and architects of the city to express themselves, working out new themes in the snow part of the Park. There are similar snow parks in other countries, such as Finland and Thailand.

Rashit Nazirov (Doctor of Science (in Engineering), Rector’s Adviser, Chair of Building Design and Property Survey, SibFU)
Zakhar Yendzhievsky (Managing Director of LLC “Stroyrtechmontage”)
Irina Krylova (Chief Architect of SibFU)
Lyudmila Gaykova (Candidate of Sciences (in Architecture), Assistant Professor, Chair of Architectural Design, School of Architecture and Design, SibFU)
Ivan Bramman (Director General of municipal autonomous institution “Administration of Sporting and Mass-Participation Events”, Krasnoyarsk)
Alexander Dobrolubov (Head of Architectural Workshop “ARDIS”, Krasnoyarsk)
Boris Shatalov (Head of Architectural Workshop "А2", Krasnoyarsk)
Biagio Esposito (Professor, the President of Accademia Vesuviana Tradizioni Etnostoriche)
Sergey Balcer (Head of Architectural Workshop "Mahaon", Krasnoyarsk)

GRAND PRIX: Trip to Naples (Italy) or Krasnoyarsk (Russia) according to winner preferences with the prize budget €2500 etc.
1st Place: Tablet Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16 GB etc.
2nd Place: Tablet Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16 GB etc.
3rd Place: Player MP3 Apple iPod touch 32 GB etc.
Original idea: Player MP3 Apple iPod nano etc.
Special prize: Player MP3 Apple iPod nano etc.

Entry Fee

Explanatory note (2 to 10 pages of А4)
One A1 Presentation board

Announcement of contest results: October 23rd 2016

Siberian Federal University and the Administration of Krasnoyarsk

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