The finalists of the Open International Architectural and Urban Planning Competition for the development of a master plan for the 1,700-ha territory adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir on the river Stepnoy Zay, spent two days in Almetyevsk (the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia), visited the competition territory and the main public spaces of the city.
The seminar started with a welcoming speech by Timur Nagumanov, head of the Almetyevsk Municipal District, Guy Eames, the International Competition curator, and Sergei Georgievskii, the head of the Organizing Committee of the Competition.
The consortia representatives spent most of the time, visiting the Competition territory, inspecting key objects that they are going to work with. One of the most important events of the seminar program was a discussion of the future development of the Competition territory, with participation of PJSC Tatneft representatives and members of the City Administration. They answered the questions of the participants.
The second day of the working seminar started with a tour around the city center and main public areas and continued with an excursion to the Almetyevsk Museum of Local Culture. This helped the finalists to feel the national peculiarities of the Republic of Tatarstan. And, of course, they spent part of their time exploring the city – parks and objects of sports and leisure infrastructure. The finalists exchanged their impressions during the meetings with the representatives of the Ecology Department and the Administration of Sports, Culture and Education.
The finalists have a little less than two months left to prepare competitive proposals. On April 6, the finalists are to submit their works, and on April 23, they will defend them in front of an expert jury.