The mayor of Mariupol (Ukraine) is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov, with total area of 38 ha.
Through the International Ideas Competition, Mariupol municipality is seeking a proposal that will enhance the city’s coastal identity and values, and take into consideration the needs of locals and visitors alike.
Mariupol Central Shore has a long and fascinating history, marked by its ascendance as a pivotal Eastern Ukrainian sea port, an important locus of industrial steel production, and a regionally significant resort town. Through sensitivity to existing structures and artifacts, as well as innovative new design elements, participants will be expected to spotlight this unique identity.
The new design for the Central Shore will need to demonstrate a longitudinal, adaptive Vision embedded within the local culture and urban fabric.
The ambitious reconstruction and regeneration project is planned for 2024 - 2025.
Competition Launch: 25th June 2021
Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: July 31st 2021
Deadline for Stage 2 submissions: September 26th 2021
Announcement of winner: September 30th 2021
A shortlist of up to three teams will be invited to proceed to the design phase. Each selected participant or team will receive an honorarium of 2000 US dollars to develop a design proposal.
1st Prize 5000 US dollars
The work of all shortlisted competition participants will be featured on the competition website https://mariupolseashores.com.ua.
TitleMariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
OrganizersMariupol city council
Submission DeadlineJuly 31, 2021 11:30 PM