Landscape for New Okhta

Participants are asked to create a landscape design and improvement project for an area of the bank of the River Okhta abutting the Novaya Okhta development, which is being built by LSR. Nedvizhimost – Severo-Zapad. The design project should include a site layout, zoning, and proposals for building functionally justified hardscape and elements of contextual design, lighting, and vegetation.The planners should pay particular attention to the water/land border and should carefully think through the design of the recreational zones intended for residents of the new street block. Another important aspect is design of the hardscape; there will be a separate category for this in the competition.

Format: An open anonymous competition for architects from Russia and abroad and landscape designers of up to 35 years of age (inclusive).

Shortlisted works will be shown at AlterSPb at the Youth Centre of the State Hermitage Museum, where the prize-giving ceremony will also be held. The winning projects will be published in the ‘Competitions’ section of Project Baltia.


First Prize: 100,000 rubles

Second Prize: 60,000 rubles

Third Prize: 40,000 rubles

Competition jury:

Oksana Androsova, head, Department of Architecture and Design, ‘LSR. Nedvizhimost – Severo-Zapad’

Veronika Valk, architect, environmental designer, ZiZi&YoYo, Tallinn

Sergey Georgievsky CEO, Tsentr, Moscow

Vladimir Grgoriev, chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning, Chief Architect of St Petersburg

Michiel Van Driessche, partner, Felixx, Amsterdam

Larisa Kanunnikova, head of the office for urban improvements and landscaping at the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, St Petersburg

Yury Karpenko, General Director, Saros Severo-Zapad

Andrey Lyublinsky, environment designer and artist

Sergey Padalko, head, Vitruvius and Sons

Yury Fomenko, partner, Mokh, St Petersburg

Oleg Kharchenko, head, URBIS

Dmitry Khodkevich, head, ‘LSR. Nedvizhimost – Severo-Zapad’

Oleg Shapiro, Wowhouse, Moscow

Galina Sholohova landscape architect, associate professor at Architecture Department of Repin St.Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

Registration deadline: 26th of June 2015.

Works carried out in accordance with the terms of technical requirements should be sent to the specified e-mail address before the July 6, 2015.

Opening of shortlisted projects exhibition: July 15, 2015.

Announcement of the results: after July 15, 2015 within the frame of AlterSPb project in the Youth Center of the State Hermitage.

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