Archpolis, a non-profit organization for architects, designers, artists and the performing arts, is pleased to invite 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 following objectives:
1. The conceptual design of a residential complex for artists in residence and the supporting structures.
2. The creation of a zoning plan of the park, describing the functions of each zone.
3. The creation of a master plan which further details the zones and their functions.
4. Schematic design of the residential complex for artists in residence and the supporting structures.
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; • Publications.
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, masterplan and schematic design. (see Terms of Reference for development of concept of art residence community) (113 ha). Work sessions: August 1, 2012 September 1, 2012
Stage 4: September 29 – October 10, 2012. Jury Deliberation and selection of winners.
Prize fund 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
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Organizers have the right to use publication materials sent by the participants and reserve copyright.