International architectural competition for the best development concept for the area on the right bank of the Kazanka River, Kazan, Russia

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The Competition subject consists in elaborating an architectural concept for development of the area confined by Sibgat Khakim St., the Riviera Hotel Complex, the water of the Kazanka River and the park.

The architectural concept shall include:
— preliminary master plan of the Designed Area with all its functional areas (zones), infrastructure and capital construction object; and
— general city-planning, layout, transport, space-planning, architectural, landscaping, engineering and other solutions.

Competition Objectives:
— Working-up a proposal for balanced development of the area and the riverwalk in connection with the park designed on the adjacent site, which would form a unique silhouette of the right bank of the Kazanka River;
— development of the city landmark, which does not interfere with the visual perception of the cultural heritage object the Kazan Kremlin Ensemble, XVI-XVIII centuries.

The competitive designs will be developed with due account for the Horizons Park concept by Michel Péna and the concept of the Kazanka Riverwalk developed by Orchestra bureau.

Prize Fund.

The total amount of the prize fund is RUB 8,100,000.

Following the results of the jury meeting, and in accordance with the distribution of top places, the winner and prize-winners of the competition will be awarded the following prizes (including applicable taxes and fees):
the 1st place – one prize in the amount of RUB 3,000,000;
the 2nd place – two prizes in the amount of RUB 1,500,000 each;
the 3rd place – three prizes in the amount of 700,000 rubles each.


Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan City (Chairman of the Jury).
Herman Bakulin, Distinguished Architect of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, Laureate of the Ğabdulla Tuqay Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic State Prize (1981), the Union of Architects of the Republic of Tatarstan Board Member (to be agreed upon).
Bart Maarten Goldhoorn, architect, architecture critic, Chief Architect at Brusnika Company (to be agreed upon).
Vladimir Kudryashev, Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Communal Services of the Republic of Tatarstan (to be agreed upon).
Valery Kravtsun, Director General at KRAVT GROUP.
Christos Passas, Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects (Great Britain) (to be agreed upon).
Michel Péna, landscape architect, Ex-President of the French Federation of Landscape Architects (France).
Tatiana Prokofieva, expert of the Kazan City Duma.
Angelina Samadova, Client’s representative, Project Manager, Hotels & Hospitality Group JLL, Russia & CIS.
Dina Sattarova, Director of the State Research and Design Institute for Urban Planning of the City of Moscow (to be agreed upon).
Sergey Skuratov, architect, President of Sergey Skuratov Architects, Board Member of the Union of Moscow Architects, Professor at the International Academy of Architecture.
Ilsiyar Yukhvatullina, Chief Architect of Kazan City.
Nikolay Shumakov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia, Chief Architect at Metrogiprotrans JSC, member of the Architectural Council of Moscow, member of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Architect of the Russian Federation (to be agreed upon).

Competition schedule

14.04.2021. Announcement of the competition
15.04.2021—01.06.2021. Call for papers, registration of the participants
April—May 2021. Orientation workshop
01.06.2021—24.06.2021. Reception of Competition Projects
25.06.2021—27.06.2021. Expert Evaluation of Competition Projects
27.06.2021—30.06.2021. Jury work, evaluation of submitted Competition Projects, selecting the Winner and Runners-up of the Competition
30.06.2021. Official announcement of the Winner and Runners-up of the Competition
30.06.2021—14.07.2021. Exhibition of Competition Projects