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Open International Architectural Competition: Reviving NPAK

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By the initiative of the Boghossian Foundation, urbanlab announces an open international architectural competition “Reviving NPAK” for all interested individuals and teams.The purpose of the present architectural competition is to find the best design solutions for the existing building of NPAK located at 1/3 Buzand Street of Yerevan (Armenia), which needs to reflect the aspects of the competition package through contemporary architectural language that is conscious of social and environmental responsibility, the importance for radical technical experimentation and the need to sustain a dialogue with the Centre’s legacy and its traditions. Serving as a meeting point between the art community, the youth, general public, the creative and business sector, the revived Centre should become a facilitator between innovative artistic thinking, mass culture and industry. The current redevelopment project is a multi-stage plan for future growth, revivification and expansion of NPAK. It presents an opportunity to create the largest temporary exhibition space in Armenia, which will simultaneously serve as one of the key cultural, entertainment and educational hubs in Yerevan.AwardThe total award budget is 6’000’000 AMD (approx. 12’000 USD), which will be distributed between the below mentioned award categories.1st: 2’500’000 AMD (approx. 5’000 USD)2nd: 1’500’000 AMD (approx. 3’000 USD)3rd: 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)Jury’s mention(s): 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)JuryThe competition Jury consists of nine professionals, the majority being architects from Armenia and abroad. London-based architect Mr. Philip Gumuchdjian will chair over the Jury. The Jury members are: 1.Philip Gumuchdjian, Architect, Gumuchdjian Architects (UK) 2.Albert Boghossian, Boghossian Foundation Co-Chairman (Switzerland) 3.Arthur Meschyan, Architect, Chief Architect of Yerevan (Armenia) 4.Eduard Balassanian, Architect, NPAK Co-Founder (Armenia, USA) 5.Misak Khostikyan, Architect, Art Historian (Armenia) 6.Nadim Karam, Architect, Artist (Lebanon) 7.Sarhat Petrosyan, Architect, Planner (Armenia) 8.Verena von Beckerath, Architect, Chair for Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany) 9.Vigen Galstyan, Curator, Art Historian (Armenia, Australia)ParticipationThere is no application fee for participation.The submission deadline is 25 June 2019, while winners will be announced on 3 July 2019.For participation and request for competition package please send an email to [email protected] mentioning “Competition Package” in the subject line, following which you will receive the link needed for participation. For more information about the competition and how to participate please follow this link. (http://www.urbanlab.am/file_manager/Reviving_NPAK.pdf)

Short Description

Reviving NPAK is an open architectural competition aiming to find the best design solutions for redevelopment of one of the key contemporary art centres in Caucasus. With aim to create the largest exhibition space in Armenia.



Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


The total award budget is 6’000’000 AMD (approx. 12’000 USD), which will be distributed between the below mentioned award categories.
1st: 2’500’000 AMD (approx. 5’000 USD)
2nd: 1’500’000 AMD (approx. 3’000 USD)
3rd: 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)
Jury’s mention(s): 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

Competition is open for all interested individual and team around the world.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens March 25, 2019
Registration Closes June 25, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project June 25, 2019
Winners announcement Date July 3, 2019



Location of Competition

Yerevan, Armenia

Location of Project (if developed)

Yerevan, Armenia

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition


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