CANactions Competition: Ukraine Architecture Contest

CANactions Design Contest, Ukraine Architecture Competition, Kiev

CANactions Competition : Ukraine Architecture Contest

Kyiv Design Contest

20 Feb 2013

CANactions Competition

CANactions Architecture Competition, Ukraine

6 Mar 2013 – registration closing date
20 Mar 2013 – submission deadline

The Open International Idea Competition

05.02.2013 – 20.04.2013

organizer: international architecture festival CANactions
support: the National Union of Architects of Ukraine
category: idea competition
type: open International, one-stage, anonymous
registration fee: free
eligibility: architect, urbanist, specialist who work of the city and urban. Multi-disciplinary design teams are encouraged.

Theme: clear city ideas for Kyiv


Our society is unsound:
Crucial human values were substituted with consumer instincts having their roots in fear. Fear underlies cynicism which turned into a norm of social relations.

Under such conditions there is no demand for humane social concepts, including the city ones. Documents regulating city development are originally lacking ideas. Their absence is concealed with pseudo-scientific highbrow texts, definitions and sophisticated diagrams declaring about enigmatic exclusivity of ‘professionals’, and many things have the status of being secret. Unlike a general plan of London which is accessible and understandable to any housewife.


For the last decades, density of the world population has grown considerably, thus making it more integrated. It is much easier now to borrow the best ideas and to develop at the same time our own decent and unique things.

We lack simple ideas!


-to generate simple ideas of the City
-to distribute such ideas
-to get a little closer to healthier society with such ideas


Sustainability, careful attitude to the Nature, do no harm

06.03.2013 – deadline for registration
11.02.2013 – uploading Competition Brief
20.03.2013 – deadline for projects submission
21.03.2013 – examination of submitted projects (compliance with the conditions of the Competition)
25.03.2013 – Jury voting
01.04.2013 – competition finalists are announced
15.04.2013 – exhibition are started on СANactions
20.04.2013 – competition results are announced on CANactions


-architect, urbanist, specialist who work of the city and urban. Multi-disciplinary design teams are encouraged.
-specialist from Ukraine and all over the World
-no age restrictions


Jury list will be announced February 11th, 2013


Competition Brief will be available February 11th, 2013 for all registration persons


-staying within the limits of architectural activity (this will enable us to sort out this issue),
-to generate the simplest and thus the most important ideas for city development using Kyiv as example (exactly Kyiv)
-display the project information on the city as an organism


-let your ideas and offers concern Kyiv in general and not its individual parts
-topicality ideas
-applicability ideas
-brevity: the one with clear thoughts speaks clear too


This is a digital competition and hard copy proposals will not be accepted. All entries are to be submitted via e-mail
The attachment, packed in a ZIP file, should include 1 board (A1 horisontal format) of the project in a written report (300 symbols) and partecipation data in A4 format. More details see in full version of Competition Brief on February, 11th.

More information here:

CANactions Ideas Competition Kiev information received 200213

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