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The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – Open Architectural and Urban Competition

The Union of Moscow Architects and Nizhny Novgorod Department of the Union of Architects of Russia are hosting an open architectural and urban competition called: The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod.

The Competition is organized in order to get in Nizhny Novgorod, on the territory limited by the Samarkandskaya and Betancourt Streets and the Volga and Oka rivers embankments, some conceptual town-planning proposals for creating a city recreation center with a developed recreational component and filled with social, cultural and sports functions by means of an equitable creative contest.

The three (3) best designs will be awarded with monetary prizes in a total of 600,000 Rubles — of which 300,000 Rubles are reserved for the design awarded with the 1st Prize.

The main task is to suggest a conceptual solution demonstrating a contemporary approach to the complex development of the introduced site and to transformation of the former storehouse and public utilities areas of the Nizhny Novgorod spit into the new spaces with elements of public, tourist, and recreational infrastructure integrated into the context of the already existing historical and cultural environment of the city.

Participants must offer a town-planning composition, functional zoning and principles of territory improvement intended for active public use and recreation. It is necessary to suggest an approximate nomenclature of buildings, which are supposed to be located in this territory, their functionality, to provide for an easy access to technical services and their maintenance, as well as to envisage a necessary number of parking spaces for both: motor cars and tourist buses.

The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod competition is held within the framework of the International Festival “Eco-Shore”. The Festival is unique international annual project devoted to the innovative ideas of the urban, architecture and design development of coastal areas.

The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – Open Architectural and Urban Competition – Registration Fee

The registration fee is 5,000 Rubles (about 80 Euro) for one project.