An open international competition with a total prize fund of 40.000 USD
Masshtab Development Company is announcing a competition for the design of urban blocks for the A101 urban development: a new town of around 150.000 people and 13 million sq m of housing located south of Moscow. The design for this town will be based on the Urban Block concept, developed by curator Bart Goldhoorn. 80% of the blocks in the A101 project will have a standard size. During the development of the area over 500 blocks of these blocks will be built.
At this moment, four well-known architecture firms are working in competition to design a masterplan for the first phase of this development:
MVRDV (NL), KCAP/Next architects (NL), EDDEA (ES) and Hilmer, Sattler, Albrecht (GER)
In the open international Urban Block competition architects are invited to develop a block design that can be used on the plots in the A101 project. A jury will choose winning projects for which a total prize fund of 40.000 USD is available. All projects that fulfill the minimum requirements of the program will become part of an Urban Block Catalogue and will be considered for realization depending on the location and the stage of development of the project. These projects will be exhibited together with the Masterplan projects in the Museum of Architecture in Central Moscow from December 3 to December 31 2010.
1st prize: 15.000 USD
2nd prize: 10.000 USD
3rd prize: 5.000 USD
5 honorable mentions: 5 x 2000 USD
September 15: Announcement of the competition
November 10: Registration deadline
November 28: Deadline for Digital files
December 1: Deadline for Model
December 3: Announcement of winners and opening of the exhibition
Registration fee: 50 Euro
Requirements: Participants should be educated as architects