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Derbent Urban District Development International Competition

The I Love Derbent Charity Fund is inviting participation in an international competition for the development of one of the oldest towns in Russia — Derbent.

The master plan developed by the competitors will be an important document, which will determine the direction of socio-economic and geographical development of Derbent in the medium term.

The total Prize Fund is 14,500,000 rubles (almost $229,000).

Master plan implementation will support Derbent’s internal transformation, the integration of the town with global processes, and an improvement in the efficiency of the use of the town’s resources. Competitors will also need to develop a concept for the development of the central public space of Derbent, the town’s embankment, which runs for 12 km along the Caspian Sea.

Participants include professional organizations in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces, operating in Russia, and capable of attracting specialists in the field of economics, finances, and content programming to the team.

Foreign participants who have no representation on the territory of the Russian Federation can take part in the competition as part of consortia together with Russian partners. The organizer can assist in finding a Russian partner. For that, call +7 (495) 697 72 24, +7 (495) 695 33 58 or send a letter with the request to the official email address of the competition:

According to results of the selection stage, three finalists will be selected on the basis of a relevant portfolio and essays, and will be engaged in the development of proposals.

The three finalists who develop the final bids will be paid a fee totaling 2,500,000 rubles, including all taxes and fees. The finalists, will receive an additional payment in accordance with prize distribution, including all taxes and fees, in the following amounts:

  • Winner – 4,000,000 rubles.
  • Second place – 2,000,000 rubles.
  • Third place – 1,000,000 rubles.

The competition is taking place on the initiative of the I Love Derbent Charity Fund, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Dagestan and the Administration of Derbent Urban District.

The Agency for Strategic Development CENTER is serving as operator and design consultant for the competition.