Open All-Russian Competition for a concept for development of the historical-natural Kostenki-Borschevo-Arkhangelskoye park in the Kostenki village

17 November, 2022 – 28 April, 2023
Voronezh Region

The creation of the Kostyonki-Borshchevo-Arkhangelskoe historical and natural park is a strategic project suggested by the Voronezh Region Governor, Aleksander Gusev. As part of the space concept, a complete route, including both natural and tourist attractions, should be created.

The Competition is held with the support of the Government of the Voronezh region and the Kostenki State Archeological Museum Preserve on the initiative of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of the Voronezh region. The operator of the competition is the Strategic Development Agency CENTER.

The format: open, all-Russian, two-stage.

The object – the territory of the place of interest “Kostenki – Borschevo historical-cultural archaeological complex”.

The subject – creating a concept for the development of the historical-natural park “Kostenki – Borschevo – Arhangelskoye” in the village. The bones of the municipality of Khohol district of the Voronezh region.

Konstantin KuznetsovThe Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Region

Creation of a complete Kostyonki historical and natural park will allow unlocking of the scientific and research, cultural and educational, and natural potential of the territory. Advantageous location of the competition territory allows to use any existing, well-developed transport and logistic connections of the Voronezh urban district, and this will help to provide stable tourist flow. I am sure that public and tourist spaces of a new type are absolutely necessary for the Region and its visitors

The aim of the Competition is to select the best development concept for the Kostyonki-Borshchyovo-Arkhangelskoe historical and natural park territory that suggests the formation of a popular tourist and recreational area.


  • Formation of a comprehensive tourism product that monetizes the natural historical, cultural and natural potential of the territory, while respecting established restrictions on the use of the territory;
  • the creation of a modern basic and accompanying tourism and recreation infrastructure, which meets the needs of different target audiences;
  • developing an effective model for the functioning of the tourist-recreational complex; 
  • developing proposals for the functional planning of the territory and architectural solutions.

Andrey YerenkovHead of Voronezh Region Architecture and Urban Planning Department

For us, this competition is not just a way to obtain high quality concepts of development of Kostyonki-Borshchyovo-Arkhangelskoe historical and natural park, but also an opportunity to provide Voronezh architects, who I hope will get a chance to join consortia with additional experience in development and preparation of a tourist product that is important for the entire region. We have not yet worked with a territory of such scale and complexity, and are looking forward to this professional challenge

The Jury of the Competition is headed by Governor of the Voronezh region Alexander Gusev. The group included local and federal experts in the field of tourism, natural and historical-cultural areas, town planning and architecture.

Participants of the All-Russian Competition can be Russian professional organizations in the field of urban planning, architecture, landscape, design, development of concepts of development of public spaces.

Denis StolyarovThe Head of the Projects Department at the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER

Organizing committee expects that the leading architects from across the country will participate in the competition. Their ideas and offers are to be evaluated by the professional interindustry jury. We are sure that the competitors’ experience, based on which the concepts of territory development will be designed, will allow unlocking of the whole potential of this place, and will create a momentum to develop the place as a historical and natural park, and the region in general

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