Master Planning Competition for The International Financial Center in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye

The purpose of the competition is to select three finalists from the eight masterplans developed by 8 pre-qualified companies.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Eol, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Urban
Country Russia
RegDeadline 4 October 2013 GoogleCal iCal
4 October 2013 (via Online)
Eligibility Competition participants will be consortia of companies consisting of urban planners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, sustianability experts, transportation specialists and cost consultants.

The International Financial Center in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is a 460 ha mixed-use development project located in “New Moscow”. The project involves the construction of offices, housing and hotels, as well as commercial and social infrastructure.
The Competition objective is the Masterplan for the Project Site and the Facility, which includes:
(a) the masterplan of the Project Site designating the elements of the Facility: uses and functional areas, infrastructure and building footprints; and
(b) general urban planning, transport, spatial, architectural, landscape, engineering and other solutions for the Project Site and the Facility .
The purpose of the Competition is as follows:
(a) preparation of Masterplans and selection, by way of examination and comparison, of the best three of them that best conform to the Competition Brief, the Competition Criteria, and other provisions of the Competition Documentation; and
(b) determination of the three Finalists- the creators of the best Masterplans- in order to select from them, subsequently, the Author Finalist whom the Client intends to involve in further implementation of the Project and preparation of the urban design documentation with respect to the Facility as the author of the masterplan for the Project Site and the Facility .

Lawrence Barth, Professor of Urbanism at the Graduate School of the Architectural Association in London
Andrei Bokov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia
Michael Geller, Architect, President of The Geller Group, Professor at Simon Fraser University
Andrei Gnezdilov, Chief Architect of the Research and Project Institute of Moscow City Master Plan
German Gref, President and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia
Alexander Voloshin, Head of the Working Group on Establishing the International Financial Center in Russia
Irina Irbitskaya, Director of the Centre of Urban Planning
Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia
Sergei Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of the City of Moscow, Chairman of the Board of Architecture in Moscow
Thomas Krüger, Professor, Doctor of Engineering at Hamburg HafenCity University
Marat Khusnullin, Acting Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban-Planning Policy and Construction
Yves Lion, Architect, Urban Planner, Founder of Ateliers Lion Associés
Vladimir Mau, Doctor of Economics, Professor, PhD, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Myung-Gi Sohn, Architect, President of Samoo Architects & Engineers

200,000 EUR

Entry Fee

- General information about the Applicant, the Applicant’s status, position, and team
- The portfolio (Information about the Applicant’s participation in masterplanning of mixed-use projects for areas of at least 30 hectares (with respect to each project; no more than five projects in total))
- Motivation letter of 1,500 to 2,000 characters describing the key approaches to creation of the Masterplan

Russian or English

Preliminary Qualification, Meeting of the Jury: between 5 and 15 November 2013
Preparation of Design Proposals, Participants working on Design Proposals: 2 December 2013 — 3 March 2014
Technical Expert Review of Masterplans: 4—28 March 2014
Selection of the Finalists, Meeting of the Jury: 1—2 April 2014

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC

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