Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg Competition, Russian Design Contest, Architecture, Architects
Tuchkov Buyan Park Competition
21 Sep 2020
Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
The finalists of the International Competition for the Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park were announced in Saint Petersburg.
The results of the International Competition for the Architectural Landscape Design Concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park were announced on September 18, 2020. The idea developed by Studio 44 (Russia, Saint Petersburg) in consortium with WEST 8 (The Netherlands, Rotterdam) was recognized as the best conception by an international jury. JV Vogt (Switzerland, Zurich) in consortium with Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland, Basel) and Khvoya (Russia, Saint Petersburg) have become the finalists.
“This competition is very important for us. During the last 2 days we were conducting the meeting of the international jury which were represented by the experts from Russia, Italy, France, Germany, USA, Switzerland and Great Britain. The organisation of the final jury’s meeting was unprecedentedly complex — it was held in online and offline format at the same time. Nevertheless, all jury members had equal access to competition’s materials. According to the requirements of the International Union of Architects (UIA) special attention was focused on confidentiality of competitors’ works. None of experts and jury members didn’t have information about names of the bureaus while the meeting, they evaluated all the concepts under numbers,”— said Denis Leontev, CEO of Strelka KB.
Preparation for the competition began in September 2019. The contest was developed on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. It was initiated by the Government of Saint Petersburg. The DOM.RF Foundation is the organizer of the competition. The operator — Strelka KB, an urban consultancy.
“This was a hugely successful and well-run competition. The brief was excellent and encouraged thoughtful work on the part of all the participants. Most especially, I felt that the discussions were extremely balanced, bringing together international expertise and local knowledge in a very transparent and collegial way. The conversations and evaluations of all the jury members reflected a professionalism that was encouraged and supported by the organization of the competition procedures,” — commented Lawrence Barth, Professor of Urbanism at the Graduate School of the Architecture Association.
“We have been interested in the development of the territory for a long time. City planning has always been discussed regarding the regular planning and consistency principles. The city master plan which was proposed by Nikolay Baranov included the idea of central city park design along Malaya Neva river from Peter and Paul Fortress to the Gulf of Finland coastline. Today we discuss the significance of the landscape and its integration into a holistic system in an urban environment. The new era has begun, and if we should have contended with the territory development in the context of building, now we have available open areas. I would like to point out the high quality of the projects presented and give my gratitude to all the participants,” — said Vladimir Grigoryev, the Chairman of Urban Planning and Architecture Committee, the Chief Architect of Saint Petersburg.
There were 229 teams from 50 countries who applied for participation in the competition. Eight participants who were chosen to develop the conceptions included:
— Studio 44 (Russia, Saint Petersburg) and West 8 (The Netherlands, Rotterdam);
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by Studio 44 and West 8:
— Agence Ter (France) и Philippe Rahm architectes (Switzerland) in collaboration with Carlo Ratti Associati, Setec, Avesta and Aetc. Russian consultants: Kirill Mordukhaev, engineer, Tatiana Kokhanova, specialist in sustainable development, and Irina Borzykh, dendrology specialist;
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by Agence Ter + Philippe Rahm architectes:
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group + BuroHappold Engineering:
— JV Vogt (Switzerland) and Pulitzer prize winning bureau Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland) in collaboration with ARUP;
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by JV Vogt + Herzog & de Meuron:
— Kengo Kuma & Associates (France) и Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon) in collaboration BuroHappold Central Europe;
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by Kengo Kuma & Associates + Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture:
— Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (France) and Meganom (Russia, Moscow) in collaboration with Unidraft, HPBS, MIC, Orchestra design and Ernst&Young.
Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg design by Michel Desvigne Paysagiste + Meganom:
According to the competition regulations, two of eight participants were represented by teams of the industry beginners:
— Khvoya (Russia, Saint Petersburg) and KARAVAN landskapsarkitekter (Sweden) in collaboration with Alexander Devyatkin, transport planning specialist, EDGE AB and John Loof Green, a botanist;
— Praxys paysage & territoire (France) и KATARSIS Architects (Russia, Saint Petersburg) in collaboration with Chrisan Horn, AREP, HyperCube, ASTAL, BIOTOPE and CYCLOPONICS.
The jury was represented by 14 international experts in the fields of architecture, landscape design and urban planning. Among them were:
— Francesco Bandarin, an Italian architect and city planner, a UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture
— Patrick Blanc, a French botanist and inventor of modern vertical gardens
— Ken Smith, a city planner and landscape architect
— Lawrence Barth, Professor of Urbanism at the Graduate School of the Architecture Association
— Stefan Rotzler, a landscape architect and International Union of Architects representative
— Vladimir Grigoriev, the chief architect of Saint Petersburg
— Sergey Choban, a member of German and Russian Union of Architects and other specialists.
The complete list of jury participants is available on the competition website: Tuchkov Buyan Park Saint Petersburg Competition
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