Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon Competition

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Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon Competition

Russian Architects Contest – Sakha Republic Architecture Prize

1 July 2019

Tourism Cluster in the Village of Oymyakon

Location: Oymyakon (Russian: Оймяко́н) Sakha Republic, Russia

The international competition for a concept creation of a tourism cluster in the world’s coldest village, Oymyakon.

On June 24, a meeting of the jury was held. Local and federal Russian experts based on essays and portfolios of projects implemented, chose three finalists to continue the contest.

They are:

  • Consortium led by ASADOV Architectural Bureau (Russia. Moscow), consortium members: KNIGHT FRANK (Russia, Moscow; UK, London), LSTK-Project (Russia, Yakutsk), RussiaDiscovery (Russia, Moscow)
  • Consortium led by MLA+ (Russia, St. Petersburg; Netherlands, Rotterdam), consortium members: design unit: (Russia, St. Petersburg), TS-Center (Russia, Yakutsk), PROMKOD(Russia, Moscow)
  • Consortium led by BAZA14 (Russia, Yakutsk), consortium members: Megabudka (Russia, Moscow), Shtab Urban Projects Center (Russia, Moscow), NLTR Praktika (Russia, Moscow)

Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon Competition

These teams will create their own concepts aimed at unlocking the tourism potential of the North Pole, and Oymyakon as the world-class center of extreme and ice tourism in particular. (Ed – sincerely hope any proposals are as sustainable as possible, given the crbon created by flying to such a remote location).

Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon Russia design contest

To take part in the competition registered 40 applicants, from 32 countries, including Russia. 22 applications were received by the organizing committee, of which 12 were individual participants and 10 were consortia.

Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon reindeers Russia

Among the teams applying to participate were 48 companies, 36 of which were consortia. Along with Russian companies, representatives of 7 countries will attempt to develop a concept for a tourism cluster in Oymyakon: Argentina, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, Latvia, and the USA.

Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon Competition Russia

Companies from 13 cities took part in the competition. Moscow leads, with 22 companies taking part. Among representatives of Yakutsk are 12 companies, 4 from St. Petersburg, and 2 from Riga. The list of participants also includes representatives from Beijing, Buenos Aires, Charlottesville, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Montreal, Padua, Tokyo, and Vladikavkaz.

Tourism Cluster in Oymyakon design Competition Russia

4 June 2019

On May 15, in Moscow, as part of the 24th International Exhibition of Architecture and Design “ARCH Moscow,” a professional competition was launched. Open International Competition for a Concept of a Tourism Cluster in the Village of Oymyakon, the Northern Pole of Cold, starts with the support of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation.

Open International Competition for a Concept of a Tourism Cluster in the Village of Oymyakon

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation

Official Competition Website: https://oymyakon.world/eng

Oymyakon is known as the pole of cold and is included in the list of settlements with the most extreme conditions for human life. The lowest temperature in the northern hemisphere was recorded there -71.2°С. It is believed that it is there that the keeper of the world’s cold, Chyskhaan, lives. The Yakut frosts attract tourists from all over the world, including global celebrities. Hollywood actors Tom Hardy and Ewan MacGregor have visited Oymyakon. The Government of the Republic of Sakha intends to develop Oymyakon as one of the most significant tourist sites in Yakutia and plans to increase the number of tourists several times by 2028.

Competition will bring together Russian and international experts in the fields of architecture, design and development of tourism clusters, in order to uncover the potential of Oymyakon as a world center for extreme tourism and ice experiences.

The competition is taking place with the support of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)(Russia). The initiators of the competition are the LETO Competence Center for Issues of the Urban Environment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the non-profit Special Purpose Fund of Future Generations, with the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER serving as strategic partner and consultant.

Format: open, international, two-stage. Russian and international companies can take part in the competition.

Participants: professional organizations in the sphere of architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces and tourism clusters.

Foreign participants who have no representation on the territory of the Russian Federation can take part in the competition as part of consortia together with Russian partners. The organizer can assist in finding a Russian partner. For that, call +7 (495) 6977224, +7 (495) 6953358 or send a letter with the request to the official email address of the competition: info(at)oymyakon.world.

Finalists: according to results of the selection stage, three (3) finalists will be selected on the basis of a relevant portfolio and essays, and will be engaged in the development of proposals.

Prize fund: the total prize fund is 2,200,000 rubles.

Each finalist will be paid a reward for the concept development in totaling 400,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.

The finalist taking third place will receive 200,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.

The finalist taking second place will receive 300,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.

The winner will receive up to 500,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.

Applications will be accepted until June 14. The final meeting of the jury and the selection of the winner will take place on August 29, and the results will be presented at the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on September 4-6, 2019. This is the largest international platform for the discussion of strategies in developing political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

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Location: Oymyakon (Russian: Оймяко́н) Sakha Republic, Russia




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