Application Submission: March 15, 2014
Language: English or Russian
Location: Moscow, Russia
Prizes: 5 Prizes od 250.000 Rubles (€ 7.000) each for the 5 best teams in the first round.
Type: Restricted projects competition for architects with 10 teams selected.
International two stages competition to develop the architectural concept for a Russian Culture & Education Center — a local center of culture, where a substantial part of the activities will be dedicated to the study of Russian culture and traditions.
The Center will be located in the new Butovo Park microdistrict. There is currently a lack of cultural and educational venues on the territory around the microdistrict, so the Center will be a nucleus around which local cultural life can begin to form.
Architectural decisions for the Center should reflect its functional and conceptual content, as well as its pertinence to Russian culture. The building should be contemporary and innovative as opposed to a “reminiscence” of historical styles of Russian architecture.
Competition participants are asked to reflect the functional and conceptual content of the building through its design. They are invited to search for elements, shapes and symbols that, in their opinion, correspond to the “Russian character” in modern architecture.