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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 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.

Address for portfolios and applications:
contest coordinators:
Alex Stolyarik, Tatyana Zolotaykina
Tel. +7 (925) 090 45 51

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