Open Call: Competition Seeks Ideas for Königsberg Cultural Center

The Kaliningrad Region Government, in collaboration with the Kaliningrad City Administration and the Non-Profit Partnership ”Urban Planning Bureau 'Heart of the City'” has launched an open international design competition for an architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the grounds of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad (“Post-castle,” 4,5 ha). The competition aims to find a contemporary architectural image of Kaliningrad's historic center, while accommodate for new functions, such as a concert hall, museum of archaeology, and history museum of the King's castle.

The competition area is situated in the location that is of a key importance for history of the former Königsberg, the former East Prussia and contemporary Kaliningrad. It has a strategic role for the development of a new image for the central part as well as for the whole city and Kaliningrad region.

The future Governmental historic and cultural complex to be located on the grounds of the former castle Königsberg, in the immediate vicinity of the House of Soviets, should become a landmark of the new centre of Kaliningrad.

  • Total prize fund: 4 100 000 RUB
  • First prize: 2 000 000 RUB.

Courtesy of Urban Planning Bureau "Heart of the City"

Among the professional part of the competition jury members are Bart Goldhoorn, Hans Stimmann, Christian Devillers, Yury Avvakumov and others. The political part of jury members include: Governor of the Kaliningrad Region Nikolay Tsukanov, Kaliningrad City Mayor Alexander Yaroshuk, Chairwoman of the Kaliningrad Regional Duma Marina Orgeeva and the Chairman of the City Council of Deputies Andrey Kropotkin.

For detailed information about participation please visit the Project’s website

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Open Call: Competition Seeks Ideas for Königsberg Cultural Center" 05 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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