On November 21-25, 2022, the XIII Russian National Prize for Landscape Architecture was successfully held in the Central House of Architects. It is the highest Russian professional award of national importance in the field of landscape architecture, garden and park art, landscape construction, landscaping and landscaping.
The award was established and organized by ALAROS together with the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Moscow Architects with the support of the Department of Nature Use and Environmental Protection of Moscow City, the Association of Planting Material Manufacturers, the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER, the Organizing Committee of Flower Gem, the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University Apteka Garden, the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship (RUDN).
The event was hosted by the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER.
For several days, the professional jury considered the best projects and objects executed in the territory of the Russian Federation over the past 5 years.
Landscape architects, designers, architects, engineers, executive authorities, public associations, commercial and non-commercial organizations submitted their works.
On November 22, as part of the ALAROS Award, a meeting of like-minded people took place in a friendly atmosphere with a case study session, Man and the City: New Formats, moderated by Sergei Georgievskii, co-founder of CENTER Group of Companies.
Leading experts in the field of architecture, urbanism, urban planning, landscape and urban design took part in this discussion.
The colleagues shared their experience in the development of cities and public spaces, as well as prospects and developments in the field of social and cultural environment.
Tatyana Zhuravleva, founder of the Regional Development Agency, used Kamchatka Krai as an example to talk about how important it is to consider demographic features when designing urban landscape facilities.
Natalia Potapova, director of the Moscow Lights Museum, touched upon the design and issues of street lighting. Veronika Sycheva, deputy head of the regional development workshop of the state autonomous establishment Moscow Genplan Institute, talked about the concept of public spaces.
The presentation by Aleksandra Sitnikova, founder of ATLAS bureau, was devoted to the principles and strategies of sustainable development of the urban environment.
Ksenia Golubeva, head of the project department of DOM.RF foundation, shared the experience of improving parks in Russia.
Guy Eames, chairman of the Russian Green Building Council, paid special attention in his speech to the development of ecotourism infrastructure as an important component of urban planning practices.
Artem Ukropov, co-founder of Megabudka, presented an ambitious project of the city of the future. The company is developing Protopolis, a unique city of the future for “creative people with a new way of thinking”.
According to the results of the Competition, the finalists and prize winners were selected in the field of implementation of landscape architecture projects.
The award ceremony took place at the Central House of Architects. More than a hundred projects, striking and captivating due to harmony with nature, were submitted to participate in the competition.
The grand prize of the award in the nomination “Best implemented project of restoration and adaptation of a cultural heritage object, recreation of a monument of landscape art” went to the project “Garden of the Smolny Cathedral” (a garden in the monastery courtyard), developed by the Center for Comprehensive Improvement of St. Petersburg.
Representatives of the Neskuchny Sad landscaping agency won in the nominations “Best implemented object of public space with an area of less than 1 hectare” (a project on improvement of a public garden near the A2 club), and “The best implemented object of the comprehensive improvement of the living environment with an area of more than 5 hectares” (a project on improving Zanevsky Park).
The 4th Atmofest Eurasian Festival of Landscape Art, organized by the Urban Green landscape solutions team from Yekaterinburg, was awarded a special jury diploma in the nomination “Best Event of the Year”.
Jonas Christoph Egger, representing the GreenHance architectural bureau, became the best landscape architect according to ALAROS, and the Prime Park residential area project from this bureau won in the nomination “The best implemented object of the comprehensive improvement of the living environment with an area of more than 1 hectare.”
The complex project of the pedestrian canyon “Shishimskaya Gorka” (Yekaterinburg) took the first place in the nomination “The best implemented object of public space with an area of 1–5 hectares”.
The Museum and Historical Park “Island of Forts”, opened in 2020 in Kronstadt, took first place in the nomination “The best implemented object of public space with an area of more than 5 hectares”.
We are grateful for the participation of urban planners, landscape architects and business owners who solve problems in organizing and improving public spaces.
The Award ended on November 25 with a closing ceremony and presentation of awards to the finalists.