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Design Competition for Artist Residence and Community

Application for participation in the contest to July 9, 2012.
Archpolis, a non-profit organization for architects, designers, artists and the performing arts, is pleased to invite architects and planners to submit their qualifications for the first stage of a design competition in Nikola-Lenivets Park in the Kaluga Region of Russia. Fifteen finalists will be chosen for the second stage of the competition with the following objectives:

1. The conceptual design of a residential complex for artists in residence and the supporting structures.
2. The creation of a zoning plan of the park, describing the functions of each zone.
3. The creation of a master plan which further details the zones and their functions.
4. Schematic design of the residential complex for artists in residence and the supporting structures.

Please check http://nikola-lenivets.com/konkurs for details.

Contest stages:

Stage 1: May 28 – July 9, 2012.
Application for participation in the contest.

The applicants must attach a portfolio and an essay (no more than 1,000 words in MS Word format) explaining the potential participant`s interest in the development of Nikola-Lenivets project. Applicants might be contacted for further information or for interviews.

Portfolio assessment criteria:
• Experience in the development of small settlements and parks;
• Experience in application of eco-technology and work with natural materials;
• Experience in research and educational work related to study of art residences, ecological and agricultural tourist settlements;
• Publications.

Stage 2: July 9– July 16, 2012.
The selection of fifteen finalists.

Festival “Archstoyanie” July 26-29, 2012.
Exhibition of portfolios of the winners of the qualifying stage. Round Table.

Stage 3: July 17 – September 29, 2012.
Development of concept, masterplan and schematic design. (see Terms of Reference for development of concept of art residence community) (113 ha).

Work sessions:
August 1, 2012
September 1, 2012

Stage 4: September 29 – October 10, 2012.
Jury Deliberation and selection of winners.

Prize fund
Prize money for selected participants of the competition: RUB 100,000.

Prize pool for winner of the fourth stage:
· First place – RUB 500,000
· Second place – RUB 400,000
· Third place – RUB 300,000

Organizers have the right to use publication materials sent by the participants and reserve copyright.

The members of the jury will be announced in the near future.

Contacts:
Address for portfolios and applications:
konkurs@Nikola-Lenivets.com
contest coordinators:
Alex Stolyarik, Tatyana Zolotaykina
Tel. +7 (925) 090 45 51

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