International Financial Center in Russia Competition

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International Financial Center in Russia Competition

Russian Masterplan Architectural Contest, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow

7 Nov 2013

International Financial Center in Russia Competition – IFC second stage competitors announced

Location: Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, 7 November 2013 – Rublyovo Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of Sberbank Russia group of companies, have announced the results of the first stage of the masterplanning competition for the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. At the Jury meeting on 6 November 2013, eight design teams have been selected to participate in the second stage of the competition.

Russia Masterplan Competition Jury meeting, Moscow:
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Rublyovo Arkhangelskoye CJSC

An international jury have reviewed 83 applications which were received during the preliminary qualification stage from 22 countries. There was heightened interest in the competition among international companies who submitted 85% of all applications, with European design consultancies taking the lead (64%). Russian and American applicants counted 15% and 13% respectively. The remaining 8% was distributed between Asia, Australia and the South America.

The following 8 applicants have been selected by the jury to proceed to the second stage of the competition:

1) REZERV – MAXWAN

2) XDGA / XAVEER DE GEYTER ARCHITECTS BVBA XDGA / FAA-MDP-BURO HAPPOLD-MORRI

3) KCAP ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS

4) SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP AND ANDREY CHERNIKHOV ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN STUDIO LTD

5) GENSLER & ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LTD

6) MAD+ARUP+EADG

7) TEAM MOSCOW – ASTOC / HPP

8) PANERAI&ASSOCIES+MECANOO+HENRICH-ARTIGUES-BENNASAR+JAUZAPROJECT+BURO HAPPOLD+SPECTRUM

The consultant of the competition is Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The competition is divided into two stages. The first stage which lasted from 2 September to 6 November 2013 was a preliminary qualification, during which design companies or consortia of companies were invited to submit their applications. At the second stage (from 19 November 2013 to 1 April 2013), the eight pre-qualified participants will receive a detailed competition brief and will be asked to develop masterplans for the project site. The jury will then meet again to select three out of eight design proposals. Finally, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC will undertake commercial negotiations with each finalist in order to determine the design firm to be contracted for further participation in the project.

About the project

The International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is a 460 hectare mixed-use development project located in the west of ‘New Moscow’, in the floodplain of the Moscow River, five kilometers from the Moscow Outer Ring Road. The idea of creating the IFC was first announced by President Dmitry Medvedev in 2008, and in 2009 the plan to build an IFC in the Russian Federation was approved. The decision to locate the new financial district in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye was made in April 2013 at a meeting of the Working Group on the Establishment of Infrastructure for the International Financial Centre in the Russian Federation under the Government of the Russian Federation, presided by the First Deputy Chairman Igor Shuvalov of the Government of the Russian Federation. The project involves the construction of offices, housing, hotels, commercial and social infrastructure.

6 Sep 2013

International Financial Center in Russia Competition

Location: Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow, Russia

Russia Masterplan Competition

International Financial Center: the beginning of a competition for the development of the masterplan

Two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye.

The competition is held by CJSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, part of the CJSC Sberbank Russia group of companies, and is supported by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.

Applicants are required to have expertise in masterplanning of projects measuring over 30 hectares in order to qualify. The first stage of the competition will be a qualification round to determine the 8 participants that will take part in the second stage of the competition. The qualifying participants will be selected in November 2013 by the international jury, composed of representatives of the federal and municipal governments, Russian and foreign architects and urban planners and urban planning experts. The purpose of the second stage of the competition is the development of masterplan options for Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye site.

IFC site in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow:
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IFC site location

The second stage of the contest will run until March 2014, when the participants will present their work for technical examination and evaluation by the jury. Participation in the second phase generates a reward of 200,000 euros per participant. The jury will select three of the eight submitted masterplans which will proceed to the final round when CJSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye will undertake commercial negotiations with each finalist in order to determine the design firm to be contracted to the project.

Official website of the competition: International Financial Center in Russia

About the project

International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye is a 460 hectare mixed-use development project located in the west of ‘New Moscow’, in the floodplain of the Moscow River, five kilometers from the Moscow Outer Ring Road. The idea of creating the IFC was first announced by President Dmitry Medvedev in 2008, and in 2009 the plan to build an IFC in the Russian Federation was approved. The decision to locate the new financial district in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye was made in April 2013 at a meeting of the Working Group on the Establishment of Infrastructure for the International Financial Centre in the Russian Federation under the Government of the Russian Federation, presided by the First Deputy Chairman Igor Shuvalov of the Government of the Russian Federation. The project involves the construction of offices, housing, hotels, commercial and social infrastructure.

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye site, Moscow:
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IFC site location

Should you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact:
KB STRELKA – Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
14, bldg. 5A, Bersenevskaya Embankment, Moscow, 119072, Russia
Strelka Institute Russia

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