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Saratov City Centre Open International Competition
7 Oct 2020
Saratov City Centre Open International Competition News
5 international consortiums will participate in the Open International Competition for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for the Integrated Development of Saratov’s City Centre.
There were 67 applications coming from 24 countries submitted for the Open International Competition for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for the Integrated Development of Saratov’s City Centre.
The competitors had to provide the short vision statement for the development of the territories and a portfolio with 5 relevant projects. The jury of experts reviewed all the submitted applications and selected five participants for the second stage of the competition:
1) KARRES EN BRANDS (The Netherlands) / MANDAWORKS (Sweden) / KOSMOS (Russia)
2) Arteza (Russia) / Megabudka (Russia) / Citymakers (Russia) / The Faculty of Biology of Saratov State University (Russia) / The Transportation Design Studio (Russia)
3) l’AUC (France) / Mosbach Paysagistes (France) / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Belgium)
4) ADEPT (Denmark) / TOBE Architects (Russia) / Buro Happold (Germany)
5) Novaya (Russia) / Wagon Landscaping SAS (France) / Mæ Architects Ltd (UK) / GRACE SRL (Italy) / LABORATORIO PERMANENTE DEGLI ARCHITETTI NICOLA RUSSI E ANGELICA SYLOS LABINI (Italy) / SNoU project Ltd (Rusia) / M4 Ltd (Russia) / 8 lines (Russia) / Novoe (Russia)
Portfolios of chosen participants:
The Open International Competition for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concepts for the Integrated Development of Saratov’s City Centre was launched on July 20, 2020.
The participants need to propose a framework of planning, programming, landscaping and transport solutions for the project sites, namely the former Saratov-Tsentralny airport, the memorial Park Pobedy (Victory Park) on Sokolovaya mountain, the Ostrov Zelyonyy (Green Island), Glebuchev Ovrag (Glebuchev Ravine), and Pokrovskie Peski Island.
Now each of the shortlisted teams has to develop a concept proposal for the integrated spatial development of the five territories as specified in the Competition Brief. Based on the outcomes of this stage, the jury will select two finalists.
During the last stage, an exhibition of the finalists’ proposals and a public voting will be held. The Government of the Saratov Region will make a final decision on the basis of the vote and the advice of the jury. The winner will be announced in Spring, 2021.
The jury consists of international and Russian experts, including Didier Vancutsem, member of the Board of Directors, ISOCARP Institute; Adriaan Geuze, co-founder of West 8 and founder of SLA (Surrealistic Landscape Architecture) foundation; Ingo Kanehl, managing director, ASTOC GmbH & Co; Nikolay Shumakov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia; Igor Sorokin, local history expert and member of the Russian Association of Art Scholars; and a number of other high-profile experts in architecture and urban planning.
The full list of jury members and more information about the competition is available on the competition website: https://saratov-competition.com/about
You may find the portfolios of the participants via this link: http://gs_2019.tilda.ws/first-stage-results-saratov
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