Coziness Valley Park Area Development Competition


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This is an open international architectural competition focused on Coziness valley park area development.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Landscape, Urban
Country Russia
RegDeadline 10 September 2020 GoogleCal iCal
25 September 2020 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Russian and foreign professional teams with more than 3 years of experience in the field of architecture, design, development of public spaces, commercial and residential real estate, master planning and Student teams currently studying and/or with less t

Developing of architectural concept for Coziness valley park zone located between Lomonosov and Morskaya streets, Lyzhny passage and Kolsky avenue in the city of Murmansk, Russia.
The participants are faced with a challenge of transforming the Coziness Valley into a significant public space adapted to polar climate, as well as identifying the main vectors for the development of the territory for the immediate future.
The competition is held for two categories of participants: students and professionals.
First prize Winner in the professional category will participate in project implementation.

Markus Appenzeller, Architect, director and partner MLA+. (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Adriaan Geuze, Landscape architect, urban planning specialist, professor, founding director of the international architectural bureau West 8. (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Fedor Bron, Building expert, architect, associate director at MVRDV. (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Sergei Tchoban, Architect, member of the Association of German Architects (BDA), the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Artists of Russia, founder of architectural association SPEECH. (Russia/Germany)
Tarja Nurmi, Architect SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects), architecture critic and writer. (Helsinki, Finland)
Tatyana Guk, Head of State Autonomous Institution «Research and Project Institute of General Planning for the city of Moscow», member of the Union of Architects of Russia. (Moscow, Russia)
Leena Cho, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, and Director of Arctic Design Group at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Her combined research and practice specialize in the design of arctic landscapes and cities, foregrounding their unique environmental processes as design mediums. Cho received her M.L.A. with distinction from Harvard University. (Virginia, USA)
Matthew Jull, Architect, geophysicist, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, Director of the Arctic Design Group, focused on exploring the potential of architecture and urban design within the frame of extreme climates, author of numerous studies of settlements in Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Norway, and Russia, with collaborators from a wide range of disciplines. (Virginia, USA)
Sampo Valjus, Architect SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects), vice-president of Finnish Association of Architects SAFA 2001-03, Jury member in several invitational architectural competitions. (Oulu, Finland)

1st place: 2 000 000 ₽
2nd place: 1 000 000 ₽
3rd place: 500 000 ₽
Honorable mentions: 200 000 ₽
1st place: 500 000 ₽
2nd place: 300 000 ₽
3rd place: 150 000 ₽
Honorable mentions: 75 000 ₽

Entry Fee

Announcement of winners and honorable mentions: 7 October 2020

The Government of the Murmansk region
The "Center for Urban Development of the Murmansk Region" ANO

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