|Type||International, Project, Open, Three-Stage, Onymous|
|RegDeadline||3 September 2020 GoogleCal iCal|
|3 September 2020 (via Online)|
Saratov is a city located in the southeastern European portion of Russia, and a major cultural and economic centre of the Volga region. This open international competition will determine the best concept for integrated development of 5 sites in the central part of the city: the former Saratov-Tsentralny (Saratov-Central) Airport, the Park Pobedy (Victory Park) Memorial Complex on Sokolovaya Gora, Zeleny Island, Glebuchev Ovrag (Glebuchev Ravine) and the Pokrovskie Peski (Pokrovsky Sands) Island.
Founded as a fortress city at the end of the 16th century, Saratov became a key trading centre on the Volga in the 18th and 19th centuries. The flourishing merchant class was responsible for much of Saratov’s historical construction. With the development of the industrial sector in the 20th century, new residential districts were formed. At the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries, new construction began to appear further and further from the centre of Saratov and the impact on public spaces in the historical centre increased significantly.
Solutions based on architectural and urban planning concepts will allow the city to expand its centre, develop public and business functionality, create new public spaces in the city centre and re-evaluate recreational areas in built-up areas.
Denis Leontiev, CEO of Strelka KB, remarked, “The competition’s goal is to choose a concept that can offer options for the use of this territory while accounting for the necessary environmental rehabilitation of green spaces and allowing for the creation of an exemplary residential district on the territory of the former airport. The competition will determine the approaches to the development of these sites for the years to come. The project is also important for the historical centre, as the development of new territories will help reduce the usage load on the city’s historical centre.”
Nikolai Ivanovich Shumakov
Alexander Mikhailovich Strelyukhin
Mikhail Alexandrovich Isaac
Mikhail Vladimirovich Volkov
Larisa Germanovna Tarasova
Igor Vladimirovich Sorokin
Torgeir E. Sorensen
The competition winner will receive 4,000,000 rubles (VAT included), and will supervise any changes to be made to the urban planning documentation.
Each of the five competition participants will receive a remuneration of 5,500,000 rubles (VAT included) for the creation of their architectural and urban planning concepts. The second-place finalist in the popular vote will receive an additional 2,000,000 rubles.
Submission of Competition proposals by Participants: 18 December 2020
Exhibit of Participants' work, Public vote: 15–28 February 2021
Announcement of Competition Winners: 1–2 March 2021