Norilsk renovation contest finalists determined

Norilsk renovation contest finalists determined

October 21, 2021

The architectural and planning concept development international competition’s jury meeting was held in Norilsk.

“We have got more than 200 proposals from the townspeople and tried to take them into account in a comprehensive plan for the socio-economic development of Norilsk. These ideas are reflected in the terms of reference for the concept of city renovation. Norilsk is on the verge of global changes. We have a lot to realize and change. It is important to get acquainted with the vision of professionals, to join the experience not only of different cities, but also of different countries, in order to understand what ideas can be applied to our territory with its geographic and climatic characteristics”, the head of Norilsk Dmitry Karasev said at the jury meeting.

The Norilsk Development Agency head Maxim Mironov gave high marks to the competition participants’ ideas

The jury consisted of experts in the field of integrated development of territories, ecology, economics and spatial planning, marketing and communications, technologies and innovations from Russia and abroad.

The jury studied 27 applications from 12 individual applicants and 15 consortia from 13 countries.

The shortlist included 8 applications. After a detailed discussion, the jury voted for 3 finalists.

The jury consisted of experts in different fields from Russia and abroad

The first of them is a consortium led by Gradplan (Moscow, Russia), which includes: Aukett Swanke (Moscow, Russia; London, Great Britain), Dialectica (Spectrum group) (Moscow, Russia), MAParchitects (Moscow, Russia), Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute (Kirovsk, Russia), Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk, Russia), Institute of Physical and Technical Problems of the North (Yakutsk, Russia).

The second was a consortium led by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), which includes ABTB LLC (Moscow, Russia) and SELARLPPX (Paris, France).

The third finalist is a consortium led by Territorial Urban Development Institute Krasnoyarskgrazhdanproekt (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), which includes: JSC Krasnoyarsk PromstroyNIIproekt (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), Krasvodokanalproekt (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), LLC ADM (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).

The jury members note that the ideas of the participants are absolutely different from each other, each has a history of implementation, there is something that can be taken for Norilsk, and, given how unique Norilsk is, the peculiarities of this territory should be taken into account. At the same time, it is important to rely on both international experience and the experience of those territories where innovative practices have already been implemented.

In November, the finalists will come to Norilsk for an orientation seminar in order to personally get acquainted with the peculiarities of the city in order to formulate high-quality proposals for its renovation.

The finalists will have to present their solutions to increase the attractiveness of Norilsk for life, study and work, improve the social activity of the city area, improve existing facilities, as well as develop transport and engineering infrastructures by February 17. The results of the competition will be summed up in March 2022 at the jury’s final meeting.

Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

October 21, 2021

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