The Open International Architectural Competition to develop the territory of the right bank embankment of the River Moskva from Moscow Ring Road to Stroginskoe Shosse (Highway) has started on October, 2.
Applications are accepted until October, 15 on the competition website https://moskvarekastrogino.com.
The competitive territory with a total area of 105.5 hectares has a linear configuration: it is almost 5 km long with an average width of about 0.5 km.
The competition has been initiated by Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow (Moskomarkhitektura) and is organized by the State Research and Design Institute for Urban Development of the City of Moscow (GRADPLAN Moscow) as a singe municipal operator to implement the urban development concept to develop territories adjacent to the Moskva River and the Khimki Reservoir.
The main goal of the competition is to prepare architectural, planning, volumetric and landscape solutions for the embankment improvement that meet modern trends in the formation of a comfortable urban environment, taking into account the characteristics of the territory that is part of the protected areas.
The starting point for global changes was the International Competition for Urban Development of the Territories Adjacent to the Moskva River, announced in 2014. Based on its results, the further vector of development of the embankments and the need for a detailed study of each section were determined. Thanks to this approach, it is planned to transform tens of kilometers of river embankments in Moscow. They will become the centers of public life, where there will be significant territories for the city.
The organizers are waiting for proposals coming from participants on architectural and planning, spatial and landscape solutions for the improvement of the embankment to integrate into the environment, taking into account the requirements for a specially protected natural area. That is why landscape architects, professionals in the field of strategic development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, creation and development of public spaces are invited to participate. Preference will be given to teams with proven experience working with natural areas.
The jury is headed by Sergei Kuznetsov, chief architect of Moscow. The jury consists of landscape architects, environmentalists, representatives of public authorities, experts in the field of architecture, economics, marketing, real estate and urban planning.
The Open International Competition will be held in two stages. The first one ends on October 21, when the jury will announce three finalists depending on the results of submitted applications. The winners will be determined based on their portfolios of completed projects that demonstrate relevant experience, as well as essays describing the main ideas to form the future concept base. The teams will start developing their concepts, and a winner will be determined at the final jury meeting on December 2. The total prize fund of the competition is 14,000,000 rubles. The Agency for Strategic Development CENTER is responsible for the competition procedure.
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