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Open International Competition: White Gardens Arcade

08:33 - 8 November, 2015
Open International Competition: White Gardens Arcade

ProjectNext communications agency and White Gardens business center announce an open international competition for architecture, structural-engineering, and design firms with the aim of finding the best concept for White Gardens Arcade.

Arcade is a public space between the two blocks of the White Gardens business center, which is located in the well-known White District business district. The glass-roofed space of the Arcade contains restaurants, cafes, and bars. During the warm months of the year visitors may sit out on open verandahs and listen to concerts. Arcade has a floor area of more than 800 square meters and is intended as a place where both people working at the business center and the general public may come to relax.

Apply to the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

19:30 - 3 August, 2015
Apply to the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

Top media, architecture and design school in Russia opens application for education programme 2015/16.

With applications closing on the 4th of September, the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow) opens the application to the education year 2015/16. The Strelka Institute is a non-governmental institute with a particular focus on the City, using multidisciplinary techniques from varied fields such as sociology, economics, architecture, political and cultural studies. Since 2012, Strelka has been among Domus Magazine’s top 100 European schools of Design and Architecture.

Exhibition: Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum

11:30 - 25 June, 2015
Exhibition: Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum, Malevich's Tektonik (1976-77). Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Malevich's Tektonik (1976-77). Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The first retrospective exhibition of her work in Russia, Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum provides unprecedented insight into the work of Zaha Hadid in a mid-career retrospective highlighting her exploration of the Russian Avant-garde at the beginning of her career, and the continuing influence of its core principles on her work today.

The exhibition, in the historic Nicolaevsky Hall of the Winter Palace, showcases many of the seminal paintings, drawings, models and design objects of Hadid’s forty-year repertoire; conveying the ingenuity and dynamism of her architectural projects in variety of media including film, photography and installations.

Project Meganom To Remodel Moscow's Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Project Meganom To Remodel Moscow's Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Courtesy of Project Meganom
Courtesy of Project Meganom

Russian practice Project Meganom have won a competition to redesign the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Their winning entry seeks to transform the museum complex into a hive of cultural activity, preserving the institution's world class art collection whilst "actively engaging with the surrounding territory as a potential space for exhibition, dialogue, and communication." The project focuses less on the provision of new areas but rather provides a single unified platform for a series of discordant parts, tying together all the elements of the environment into one cohesive design - "from buildings and monuments to benches and navigation."

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Heneghan Peng Architects Selected to Design Contemporary Arts Center in Moscow

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Heneghan Peng Architects Selected to Design Contemporary Arts Center in Moscow, Heneghan Peng Architects' Winning NCCA Proposal. Image Courtesy of NCCA
Heneghan Peng Architects' Winning NCCA Proposal. Image Courtesy of NCCA

Heneghan Peng Architects has won an international competition for a new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at Moscow’s Khodynskoe Pole. Selected from a shortlist of three, the Dublin-based practice will now further develop their winning scheme which vertically stacks exhibition spaces as flexible “trays” to maximize accessibility and visually connect the NCCA’s activities to the surrounding landscape. 

Once complete, the large-scale building will host a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as lectures, professional conferences, concerts, performances, studios, art education facilities and more.

"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER, View (winning scheme). Image Courtesy of TOTEMENT | PAPER
View (winning scheme). Image Courtesy of TOTEMENT | PAPER

TOTEMENT | PAPER's competition proposal to design an international multipurpose cultural and leisure exhibition complex, close to Moscow's Kremlin, centers around resolving the aesthetic disconnection, or "visual conflict", between the image of a modern European city - defined by the Ismailovo hotel complex - and the historic context of the site. Their designs (two variations of each other of which one has won the competition) do not blend into the existing cultural monuments but rather offer a modern antidote to the issues of scale, perception and "grandiose historical stylization" that currently exists.

III Moscow Urban Forum - “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
III Moscow Urban Forum - “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”

Moscow Urban Forum is an international conference on city planning, urban development and related subjects. The Forum has been held annually in Moscow since 2011 with the support of the Moscow Government, and with the Urban Land Institute as international partner. Moscow Urban Forum is a platform for an exchange of ideas where the heads of the largest cities in Russia and the world have an opportunity to discuss topics and projects of concern with the representatives of the international expert community. 

International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Masterplan Competition

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Masterplan Competition, Courtesy of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC
Courtesy of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC

Organized by Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of Sberbank Russia group of companies, the two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye (Moscow, Russia) launches this Monday, September 2nd. The International Financial Centre is a 460 hectare mixed-use development project located in the west of ‘New Moscow’, in the floodplain of the Moscow River, five kilometers from the Moscow Outer Ring Road. The project involves the construction of offices, housing, hotels, commercial and social infrastructure. Applicants are required to have expertise in masterplanning of projects measuring over 30 hectares in order to qualify. The deadline for submissions is October 4th. For more information, please visit here.

Park "Russia" International Competition

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
Park "Russia" International Competition, Courtesy of Russian Green Building Council
Courtesy of Russian Green Building Council

Russian Green Building Council just announced the start of the international competition for the concept and financial model for Park "Russia" which is to become the largest theme park in Europe. Destined to become a unique tourist cluster, oriented to both domestic and foreign tourists, the park will be the first entertainment and educational park where visitors will have the reason to stay for more than one-two days. “Russia” Park will become a trademark of the country, where the promotion of healthy living, entertainment and educative functions are closely related to educational and recreational infrastructure, which, moreover, will be commercially attractive. The park will fully reflect the positive developments in the Russian society in recent years. The deadline to register is September 1. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts Competition

00:00 - 6 August, 2013
Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts Competition

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation recently announced the international competition for the architecture concept of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts.The two stage competition is open to any architectural bureaus, professional architects and early career professionals or young company to propose their design concept of the future museum complex. Participants can submit their proposals August 20 - September 20. To register, and for more information, please visit their official website here.

International Competition for Zaryadye Park

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
 International Competition for Zaryadye Park, Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design

Officially launched this month by Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design, the International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia is challenging participants to develop an Architecture and Landscaping Design Concept that will form the basis for the creation of a contemporary Park with a high quality infrastructure that will be open for the public all year round. Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, and after the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. In late January, 2012, Prime Minister and President-Elect Vladimir Putin proposed to turn this 130 000 sq. m area into a multi-functional public park. The deadline for submissions is May 22. For more information, please visit here.

Nordic Wood Festival of Wooden Architecture

00:00 - 11 March, 2013
Nordic Wood Festival of Wooden Architecture, Courtesy of Central House of Architects
Courtesy of Central House of Architects

Between March 15th and March 27th 2013 the Central House of Architects will host the Nordic Wood festival of wooden architecture in Moscow where the most interesting examples of wooden architecture in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Russia will be on display. The festival is being produced by the nationwide ARCHIWOOD project. The main event of the festival is the photographic exhibition. Works by recent winners and runners-up of prizes for wooden architecture from Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Russia will be on show, along with other works by architects building in wood from these countries. More images and information on the event after the break.

Belgorod City Centre International Competition

01:00 - 10 March, 2013
Belgorod City Centre International Competition, Courtesy of Project Russia
Courtesy of Project Russia

Curated by Bart Goldhoorn, publisher of Project Russia magazine, the Belgorod City Centre International Competition  is asking participants to design a large urban block (around 300 x 200 m) in the heart of the city in order to replace the low rise buildings that now occupy the site with a more dense development. Though the construction of high towers is very popular in Russia with developers, the city would like to limit the maximum building height limited to 15-20 meters. The main task is to find the optimum between density and quality and offer the city a recipe for redeveloping the city center as a whole, making it at an attractive place to live and work. The deadline for submissions is May 10. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Art-Ovrag 2013: Garden City Festival Competition - Balancing Pavilion

01:00 - 23 February, 2013
Art-Ovrag 2013: Garden City Festival Competition - Balancing Pavilion, Courtesy of Art-Ovrag
Courtesy of Art-Ovrag

 In the framework of New Culture Festival, 'Art-Ovrag 2013: Garden City', there is currently an open call for their open architectural international competition “Balancing Pavilion”. The event, which takes place annually in Vyksa, Russiagathers the best modern art designers, architectures and artists in one place. The 30 best projects will be presented on the exhibitions in Vyksa city, Volga department of NCCA (Nizhny Novgorod) and State Museum of architecture named after Schusev, Moscow. The deadline to register is March 22nd and the submission deadline is March 30th. To register, and for more information, please visit here.