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Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition

Ukraine Architecture News - Jul 01, 2021 - 11:55   1738 views

Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition

Mariupol municipality has launched an Open Call to redesign its central seafront. The largest city on the coast of the Sea of Azov and an important regional center in Ukraine, it offers an exciting opportunity for the architects and urbanists worldwide. 

The mayor of Mariupol is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov, with total area of 38 ha.

Through the International Ideas Competition, Mariupol municipality is seeking a proposal that will enhance the city’s coastal identity and values, and take into consideration the needs of locals and visitors alike. 

Mariupol Central Shore has a long and fascinating history, marked by its ascendance as a pivotal Eastern Ukrainian sea port, an important locus of industrial steel production, and a regionally significant resort town. Through sensitivity to existing structures and artifacts, as well as innovative new design elements, participants will be expected to spotlight this unique identity.

The ambitious reconstruction and regeneration project is planned for 2024 - 2025.

Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition will take place in two stages. Participants are invited to submit their expression of interest by July 30th, 2021, 23:59 (GMT +3). After the interview with the shortlisted participants, the successful applicants will be invited for Stage 2.

The new design for the Central Shore will need to demonstrate a longitudinal, adaptive Vision embedded within the local culture and urban fabric. Applicants will be expected to incorporate participatory practices in their proposals.

The Competition Brief calls for Integration of preexisting programs — ranging from recreational infrastructure to popular fishing spots and resting places — and new ones.The diverse spatial designs will need to accommodate different activities throughout the seasons, allowing for spontaneity and flexibility when needed.

Mariupol Central Shore has a long and fascinating history, marked by its ascendance as a pivotal Eastern Ukrainian sea port, an important locus of industrial steel production, and a regionally significant resort town. Through sensitivity to existing structures and artifacts, as well as innovative new design elements, participants will be expected to spotlight this unique identity.

Schedule

Competition Launch: 25th June 2021

Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: July 31st 2021

Deadline for Stage 2 submissions: September 26th 2021

Announcement of winner: September 30th 2021


Prizes

Stage 1

A shortlist of up to three teams will be invited to proceed to the design phase. Each selected participant or team will receive an honorarium of 2000 US dollars to develop a design proposal.

Stage 2

1st Prize 5000 US dollars

Download the competition brief on this page. Learn more about the Competition Prize Conditions, photos, and details about site on the competition's website.

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