We announce an open international competition for architecture, structural-engineering, and design firms with the aim of finding the best concept for White Gardens Arcade.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Moscow, Russia
RegDeadline 7 February 2016 GoogleCal iCal
7 February 2016
Eligibility All

Arcade is a public space between the two blocks of the White Gardens business center, which is located in the well-known White District business district. The glass-roofed space of the Arcade contains restaurants, cafes, and bars. During the warm months of the year visitors may sit out on open verandahs and listen to concerts. Arcade has a floor area of more than 800 square meters and is intended as a place where both people working at the business center and the general public may come to relax.
The INTER SPACE: WHITE GARDENS ARCADE competition is for architecture, structural engineering, and design firms and firms specializing in urban design and territorial development, as well as for individual architects and designers with a degree in architecture or design and with experience of working on real projects. Participants in the competition are asked to generate ideas and proposals for organizing the Arcade space and for helping people find their way to Arcade, with the aim of creating a new comfortable environment which people will find it interesting to visit. The competition winner will have the chance to sign a contract for realization of the project. Winners of the second and third places will receive monetary prizes. The best ideas submitted will be realized during the course of a multi-stage investment project aimed at creating a popular and attractive urban environment. Realization of the first stage of the project is scheduled for completion by the beginning of the summer season of 2016.

Elena Malinovskaya, Leasing Director, Millhouse
Yevgenia Murinets, head of the Board of the Architecture Council at Moscow’s Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning
Yaroslav Kovalchuk, head of the architecture and planning workshop at NPO-38 ‘Historical zones’, NIiPI Genplana Moskvy
Szymon Wojciechowski, architect, owner and General Director, APA Wojciechowski
Darren Comber, architect, General Director, Scott Brownrigg
Andrey Sinyavin, head of the Consultations Department, Sawatzky Property Management
Oleg Shapiro, member of the Board of Trustees, Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media, and Design, partner in Wowhaus (architects)
Yuly Borisov, architect, founder and General Director, UNK project (architects)
Sergey Estrin, architect, founder, architecture workshop of Sergey Estrin
Boris Levyant, architect, founder, ABD architects
Boris Voskoboynikov, architect, founder, VOX architects
Anatoly Belov, Editor-in-chief, Project Russia
Alexander Zmeul, Editor in Chief of the online magazine

1-st place: conclusion of a contract for the preparation of working documents and conducting field supervision, and/or cash consideration in the amount of 200,000 rubles
2-nd place: a monetary award of 150,000 rubles
3-rd place: a monetary award of 100,000 rubles

Entry Fee

A PDF-presentation, which contains the following:
- An explanatory text;
- A 3d-visualization of the Arcade space (including proposals for night illumination);
- Plans for the Arcade zoning and placing its main elements;
- Sections;
- A layout of the navigation system and the design of its main elements;
- A list of materials, equipment and other items;
- Additional materials and/or specifications needed (in the author’s opinion) for the most complete picture of the author's idea.
A 3-d visualization (3-4 pieces) used in the presentation and in a jpg format

The winners are announced: 15.02.2016
Preparation of architectural drawings; work on realization of the project: March – May, 2016
The competition results are presented at the newly renovated Arcade: June, 2016

ProjectNext communications agency and White Gardens business center

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