Open All-Russian Competition with International Participation for a Concept of a Tourism Cluster in the Village of Oymyakon, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

Development of a concept of the Oymyakon tourism cluster via an Open Competition with international participation

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Conceptual, Visitor-Center
Country Russia
RegDeadline 14 June 2019 GoogleCal iCal
14 June 2019 (via Online)
Eligibility Professional organizations in the sphere of architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces and tourism clusters, carrying out activity in Russia.

Oymyakon is famous as one of the Poles of Cold and is on the list of inhabited places with the most extreme conditions for human life. The notorious cold of Yakutia attracts tourists from all over the planet, including world celebrities. Oymyakon has already seen visits from Hollywood actors Tom Hardy and Ewan McGregor.
The Competition will bring together Russian and international experts in the fields of architecture, design, and development of tourism clusters, in order to uncover the potential of Oymyakon as a world center for extreme tourism. The results of the competition will be presented at the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on September 4–6, 2019.
The competition is taking place with the support of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)(Russia). The initiators of the competition are the LETO Competence Center for Issues of the Urban Environment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the non-profit Special Purpose Fund of Future Generations, with the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER serving as strategic partner and consultant.

Aysen Nikolaev, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Irina Alekseeva, Director of Architecture and Urban Planning Management for the Head of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Chief Architect of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Irina Visokikh, Minister for Entrepreneurship, Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Nadezhda Zamyatina, PhD in Geographic Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Faculty of Geography at the MSU and Center for Humanitarian Area Studies of the Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Terentiy Kornilov, Director of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Evgeniya Murinets, Advisor to the President of the Union of Architects of Russia, Director of the Urban Policy Institute
Semen Nikiforov, Chairman of the Union of Architects of Yakutia
Mikhail Okhlopkov, Chairman of Self-Regulatory Organizations of the Union of Builders of Yakutia
Anna Petrova, Head of the Department of Design at the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts
Maria Skryabina, Head of LETO Competence Center for Issues of the Urban Environment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Denis Shlesberg, Co-founder of the branding agency Artonika, co-creator of the tourist brand of Russia
Pavel Zhbanov, Coordinator of the Center for Monitoring the Improvement of the Urban Environment, Vice-Rector for Project Management of Moscow Architectural Institute

The winner: up to 500,000 rubles
Second place: 300,000 rubles
Third place: 200,000 rubles
Each finalist will be paid a reward for the concept development in totaling 400,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.

Entry Fee

Jury meeting: 24 June 2019
Webinar for finalists of the contest: 9 July
Concept submissions close: 19 July
Final Jury meeting, Press conference: 19 July

The LETO Competence Center for Issues of the Urban Environment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

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