Kaliningrad Design Competition

The Competition is organized for the purpose of selecting an architectural design providing a well-founded spatial development of the Kaliningrad’s historic centre, which would underline a historical context of the area and add a modern image to it.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Kaliningrad, Russia
Registration Deadline 28 May 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 28 August 2015 (Must be Received or via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects and design teams from all around the globe

Description
On behalf of the Kaliningrad Region Government and with assistance of the Kaliningrad City Administration, the Non-Profit Partnership ”Urban Planning Bureau ”Heart of the City” launches an open international architectural design competition for architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the area of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad (“Post-castle”, 4,5 ha).
PURPOSES:
- Finding a contemporary architectural image of the historic centre of Kaliningrad in view of the historical and cultural potential of the place
- Accommodation of new functions (multifunctional concert hall, museum of archaeology, museum of the King’s castle history);
- Creating a new silhouette panorama of the historic centre of the city, including the building of the former House of Soviets
The competition area is situated in the location that is of key importance for history of the former Königsberg, the former East Prussia and contemporary Kaliningrad. It has a strategic role for the development of a new image for the central part as well as for the whole city and Kaliningrad region.
The future Governmental historic and cultural complex to be located on the grounds of the former castle Königsberg, in the immediate vicinity of the House of Soviets should become a landmark of the new centre of Kaliningrad.

Jury
- PROFESSIONAL PART OF JURY
BART GOLDHOORN, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Russia, Moscow
STEPHEN WILLACY, Denmark, Aarhus
PROF. DR.-ING. HANS STIMMANN, Germany, Berlin
CHRISTIAN DEVILLERS, France, Paris
YURY I. AVVAKUMOV, Russia, Moscow
ILYA V. UTKIN, Russia, Moscow
- POLITICAL PART OF JURY
NIKOLAY N. TSUKANOV, Governor of Kaliningrad Region
ALEXANDER G. YAROSHUK, Head of the Urban District of “City of Kaliningrad”
MARINA E. ORGEEVA, Chairwoman of Kaliningrad Regional Duma
ANDREY M. KROPOTKIN, Chairman of the City Council of Deputies of Kaliningrad

Prize
The first prize: 2 million roubles
The second prize: 1 million roubles
Two third prizes: 500 thousand roubles
A special prize following the results of open internet voting of 100 thousand roubles

Entry Fee
None

Entries
The 8 A1 format panels

Submission Address
Non-commercial partnership "Heart of the City"
236006, Kaliningrad, Leninsky Prospect
30-A, office 501

Timetable
Work of the competition jury, announcement of results of the competition: 09.09.2015
Internet voting, announcement of a winner of the internet voting: 21.09.2015- 21.10.2015
Exhibition of competition entries: 21.09.2015- 06.11.2015
Awarding nominees and winners of the competition: 26.10.2015- 30.10.2015

Organizer
Non-Profit Partnership "Urban Planning Bureau “Heart of the City"

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