Archpolis, a non-profit organization for architects, designers, artists and the performing arts, has invited architects and planners to submit their qualifications for the first stage of a design competition in Nikola-Lenivets Park in the Kaluga Region of Russia. Fifteen finalists will be chosen for the second stage of the competition with the objective to provide a conceptual design of a residential complex for artist in residence, along with a master plan and zoning details for the surrounding area.
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Stage 1: May 28 – July 9, 2012
Application for participation in the contest. The applicants must attach a portfolio and an essay (no more than 1,000 words in MS Word format) explaining the potential participant`s interest in the development of Nikola-Lenivets project. Applicants might be contacted for further information or for interviews.
Portfolio assessment criteria:
- Experience in the development of small settlements and parks.
- Experience in application of eco-technology and work with natural materials.
- Experience in research and educational work related to study of art residences, ecological and agricultural tourist settlements.
Stage 2: July 9– July 16, 2012
The selection of fifteen finalists.
Festival “Archstoyanie” July 26-29, 2012
Exhibition of portfolios of the winners of the qualifying stage. Round Table.
Stage 3: July 17 – September 29, 2012
Development of concept, master plan and schematic design.
- August 1, 2012
- September 1, 2012
Stage 4: September 29 – October 10, 2012
- Jury Deliberation and selection of winners.
Prize money for selected participants of the competition: RUB 100,000. Prize pool for winner of the fourth stage:
- First place: RUB 500,000
- Second place: RUB 400,000
- Third place: RUB 300,000
Organizers have the right to use publication materials sent by the participants and reserve copyright. The members of the jury will be announced in the near future.