The film about сompetition

The winner of Competition

«We are developing urban public space in Tatarstan Republic. A new generation of educated and progressive people, who are interested in more than just the basic consumption, has appeared in Tatarstan. They are generating the request to create, modify and develop their cities for themselves and their children in order to make them comfortable. We are going to create urban space that will become a suitable training ground for the creative industry of the Republic»
«We are developing urban public space in Tatarstan Republic. A new generation of educated and progressive people, who are interested in more than just the basic consumption, has appeared in Tatarstan. They are generating the request to create, modify and develop their cities for themselves and their children in order to make them comfortable. We are going to create urban space that will become a suitable training ground for the creative industry of the Republic»
Rustam Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan

Aim of the Competition

The creation of a comprehensive sustainable architectural and planning concept for the embankments of the Kaban lakes and a schematic design of the part of Lower Kaban lakeembankment to be implemented firstly.

The concept must include functional zoning, landscape solutions, cultural, social and event programming, as well as an economical assessment of the proposed solutions.

Time frame

18 June–30 September 2015

Requirements

A Russian legal body or a consortium of legal bodies can participate in the competition. Foreign partners are allowed to be a part of a consortium. No adaptation of materials and events for foreign participants is provided.

Finalists

After the first stage 10 finalists will be chosen to further develop the concept. 5 top-rated finalists will receive 600’000 RUB (approx. 10780 USD) each as a reward for the preparation of the competition works. All 10 finalists will be able to continue participating in the competition and claim victory.

Competition Format

Оpen, consisting of 2 stages
Stage 1 — application form submission, qualifications-based finalist selection (by portfolio, essay and document package assessment)
Stage 2 — development of embankment concepts by the finalists, winner selection

Participants

Russian and foreign (as a part of a consortium) architectural companies able to engage landscape architects, designers, layout specialists, economists, finance, commercial and residential property experts, content programming, social area management, sociology, entertainment business, engineering and environmental science specialists are invited to take part in the competition.


The winner

The winner of the competition will be the author of the best concept chosen at a jury session from the 10 finalists. The winner shall receive 1’000’000 RUB (approx. 18000 USD) after the announcement of the competition results along with a contract for the first stage design project development of the future embankment.

«An important goal of this competition is the search of modern interpretation of Tatar identity by architectural means»
Natalia Fishman
The Assistant to the President of the
Republic of Tatarstan
«An important goal of this competition is the search of modern interpretation of Tatar identity by architectural means»
  • Lower (Nearer) Kaban lake

    The width of the lake is 320 m (near the middle part the lake narrows to 180 and then to 120 meters)

    Length — 2 km
    Total water surfacearea — 56 ha

  • Middle (Farther) Kaban lake

    It is the largest lake of the system. The banks gradually expand in width: from 170, to 320, and then up to 580 m in at the widest part. A thermal power plant occupies the most of the western bank of the lake.

    Length — 3.3 km
    Total water surface area — 112 ha

  • Upper (Boriskovsky) Kaban lake

    The lake forms an almost regular oval shape. Upper Kaban is not connected with the other lakes.

    Length — 930 m
    Width — 300 m
    Total water surface area — 25 ha

Lower (Nearer)
Kaban lake
Middle (Farther)
Kaban lake
Upper (Boriskovsky)
Kaban lake
«The format of the competition itself sets a new bar for urban planners — it is a certain motivation to increase the level and quality of solutions for the city»
Sergey Georgievskiy
Head of the CompetitionOrganizing Committee, director of the
Agency for the Strategic Development “CENTER”

Organizer

The Agency for the Strategic Development “CENTER”

The agency for the strategic development "CENTER" is a team of professionals in the field of territory development. An important direction of the agency’s activities is the development of social areas (renovation of parks, cultural facilities and industrial areas).

The agency’s mission is to form a new model of Russia’s territorial development. Its essence is to fulfill the potential of the researched area by creating new cultural, social, economical centres. The team was previously known as the project center «Archpolis» until the end of 2014. In 2015 it was transformed into the agency for the strategic development "CENTER".

The team has offered the concept for a pedestrian area in Zaraysk, revitalized the territory of a cotton mill in Balashiha and a textile mill in Ivanovo. In a consortium with the Turenscape bureau from China it has taken the second place in a competition for the development of the riverfronts of Moskva river. In 2014 it organized several significant competition for the development of the Sokolniki park, Mitino landscape park and others areas.