The open international competition for the development of a concept and master plan for the eco-district in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, has been finished on November 7. In the open part of the meeting the jury chaired by President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov reviewed the projects submitted by the shortlisted consortia – teams led by ASADOV and partners, Knight Frank, Buromoscow – and then chose the winner of the competition.
During the press conference the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin announced that the victory was claimed by the French-British-Russian consortium led by Knight Frank (Russia, England), with its project “Ecopolis ‘Two forests’”. Other members of the consortium include: XTU Architects (France), OXO Architects (France), John Thompson & Partners/JTP (England), Architectural Landing Force (Russia, Republic of Tatarstan), and TERRA SCAPE (Belgium).
The second place was awarded to the Russian-British consortium led by ASADOV and partners (Russia), with its project “Life on the border with nature”. Other members of the consortium include: PROSPECTA (Russia), HPBS (Russia), BIOREGIONAl CONSULTING LIMITED (Great Britain), LDA Design Consulting Limited (Great Britain), KPMG Limited (Russia).
The third place was given to the Russian-Dutch consortium headed by Buromoscow (Russia) with the following members: NL Architects (Netherlands), OKRA Landscape Architects (Netherlands). They presented the project Arakchino Urban Park to the jury.