On December 16 the Expert Council will determine the winner of the Open International Competition for a new town in Sakhalin Region

10 December, 2021

On December 16 in Moscow, a meeting of the Expert Council will take place, which will determine the winner of the Open International Competition for the development of an architectural and urban planning concept for a new town in Sakhalin Region. Sakhalin Region Governor Valery Limarenko will participate.

The judging panel of the competition includes:

  • representatives of executive authorities of Sakhalin Region,
  • Russian and international experts in the field of urban planning and architecture, 
  • members of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).

The meeting will also be attended by:

  • leading architects, 
  • experts in sustainable development, environmentally friendly construction and urban planning,
  • observers from the Russian Ministry for Far East and Arctic Development, 
  • observes from the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, 
  • the Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • the Higher School of Economics.

Five international consortia had reached the final:

  • A consortium under the leadership of Master’s Plan LLC (Moscow, Russia).
  • A consortium under the leadership of IND Architects LLC (Moscow, Russia). 
  • A consortium under the leadership of Wowhaus LLC (Moscow, Russia).
  • Consortium under the leadership of Sheredega Consulting (Moscow, Russia). 
  • Consortium headed by Novaya Zemlya LLC. 

The new city shall become a self-sufficient economic cluster that appeals to highly-qualified specialists.

At the end of the meeting, a press conference will be held, during which the winner of the contest will be announced and the three best concepts presented.

People invited to participate in the press conference:

  • Sergey Olontsev, Deputy Head, Sakhalin Region Government
  • Alexey Rakitsky, Minister of Architecture and Urban Development of Sakhalin Region
  • Alexander Ivashov, Head, Korsakov Urban District
  • Andrey Medvedev, CEO of Sakhalin Region Development Corporation JSC
  • Sergei Georgievskii, co-founder of CENTER Group of Companies

Time and place of the event: December 16 at 14:50 (Moscow time) in the conference hall of the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (Floor 15, East Tower, Federation Tower, 12 Presnenskaya Embankment, Moscow).

Accreditation for the event via link https://forms.yandex.ru/cloud/61b1c954665569b74bb2c9f6/

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