International competition for preparation of preliminary urban and architectural development design for arrangement of the Kale Hill in Skopje

The Design task of the competition is quite challenging: development of preliminary urban and architectural development design whose basic purpose is to encourage transformation of the space in an urban area with new program, spatial and landscape qualities.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Pavilion, Temporary-Structure, Urban
Country Skopje, Macedonia
RegDeadline 15 May 2019 GoogleCal iCal
15 May 2019 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Architects, as well as architecture students, regardless of their place of residence and work; the condition for expertise is met by enclosing a certificate of completed Faculty of Architecture, i.e. a certificate of status as student of architecture

The Competition for preparation of preliminary urban and architectural development design for arrangement of the Kale Hill in Skopje constitutes an integral part of the project Kale – Cultural Fortress, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, with the goal of encouraging the revitalization and spatial arrangement of the Kale Hill into an attractive and vibrant city attraction with various cultural, educational and recreational functions.
Two important cultural monuments dominate the Kale Hill: The mediaeval fortress – Kale and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exceptional historic and contemporary significance of these two imposing structures for the City of Skopje have been largely diminished due to many years of neglect of the broader location of the Kale Hill.
Feeling the detrimental consequences of this situation regarding the availability to the public on one hand, while being aware of the enormous potential of this space in possible support and expansion of the diversity and attractiveness of our programs on the other hand, the team of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, by announcing this competition for preliminary design proposals, encourages bold and innovative, but at the same time simple and feasible ideas and concepts for cultivating the Kale Hill into “cultural fortress” and the public interest.
Within the general competition framework, the proposals should also consider and emphasize the natural advantages of the location and its contents from the aspect of proximity to the central city area; the vibrant morphology of the terrain and in that sense its recreational capacities; topographic diversity with multiple places that provide wonderful views of the city panorama and the landscape of the Skopje valley.
The second, equally important component of the project proposals, refers to the Kale Hill, as unique public space integrated with dynamic cultural content, for which the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje is the primary program platform, including organization of artistic, sculptural, architectural, performance, multimedia, residential, educational seminars and workshops and other types of interdisciplinary or community projects and public events.

President of the Competition Committee:
1. Zoran Petrovski, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje
Members of the Competition Committee:
2. Prof. Vlatko P. Korobar, PhD; Faculty of Architecture – Skopje;
3. Associate Professor Jovan Ivanovski, PhD; Faculty of Architecture – Skopje;
4. Assistant Professor Goran Mickovski, PhD; Faculty of Architecture – Skopje;
5. Assistant Professor Ana Ivanovska Deskova, PhD; Faculty of Architecture – Skopje;
6. Snezhana Gerasimova Mateska, M-Sc, Institute for protection of cultural heritage;
7. Assistant Professor Meri Batakoja, PhD; Faculty of Architecture – Skopje.

First prize: 150,000.00 MKD // 2432.07 EUR
Second prize: 100,000.00 MKD // 1621.38
Third prize: 50,000.00 MKD // 810.69

Entry Fee

The Competition Committee finishes the evaluation; 29.05.2019
The competition announcer shall inform the participants about the results maximum 5 days following the completion of the evaluation.


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