Open International Competition for the development of a master plan for the city of Grozny, Chechen Republic

29 March – 29 September 2023
Грозный, Чеченская Республика

Grozny is the capital of the Chechen Republic, one of the most dynamically developing cities in the North Caucasus. It is a place where carefully preserved traditions meet new technologies and a desire for the future. The decision to hold a competition to develop the master plan of Grozny reflected a new stage in the development of the city and the entire Republic.

The key priorities for the development of Grozny are:

  • export orientation;
  • diversification of the economy;
  • introduction of IT technologies;
  • creation of an accessible business structure;
  • formation of a new quality environment;
  • strengthening of national identity.

The initiator of the Competition – Mayor’s Office of the Grozny city with the support of the Government of the Chechen Republic and the major Russian financial institute in the field of development DOM.RF.

Organizing Committee – Agency for strategic development "CENTER”, analytical and consulting company working in the field of development, urban planning and urban science.

Format: Open, Worldwide, Two-stage

Aim – Development of a Master Plan for the city of Grozny by holding an Open International Competition.

The major goals are to identify:

  • spatial planning and development potential; 
  • resource portfolio and capabilities for UTP; 
  • economic profiling; 
  • urban growth zones; 
  • travel and recreation services market.

The Chairman of the Jury – Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic. The jury included representatives of the government authorities of the Chechen Republic, of the City council of Grozny, experts in the field of integrated development of territories, urban planning, economics, marketing and communications, technologies and innovations.

 Expert Council is a consultative body composed of representatives of the executive authorities of Grozny, as well as Russian and international experts in the field of integrated development of territories, urban planning, architecture and economics.

Ramzan KadyrovHead of the Chechen Republic

The whole world can see that the Grozny has risen from the ruins and is changing every day. The cleanliness of the streets and avenues makes it a delight not only for the locals but also for many visitors. Grozny is one of the most dynamically developing, safe and comfortable cities.

Participants can be professional organizations in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture and capable of attracting specialists in the field of economics, finance, content programming to the team.

Khas-Magomed KadyrovMayor of Grozny

The further development of the city is closely linked to the integration of the Republic into the international community. This is possible thanks to the establishment of a financial and trade-industrial hub in Grozny, the development of relations with the countries of the Middle East and the development of professional skills in the fields of education, public administration, tourism and agriculture.


  • Ramzan KadyrovRamzan KadyrovHead of the Chechen Republic
  • Khas-Magomed KadyrovKhas-Magomed KadyrovMayor of Grozny
  • Shamil AdaevShamil AdaevDeputy Mayor of Grozny
  • Ali AlraoufAli AlraoufProf. of Architecture and Urban Theories, ISOCARP Board Member
  • Bin Bishr AishaBin Bishr AishaThe Deputy chairman of the Board of directors of Emaar Development Company
  • Andrey BokovAndrey BokovPresident of the International Academy of Architecture in Moscow
  • Muslim GajrbekovMuslim GajrbekovChairman of the State Committee on Architecture and City Planning of the Chechen Republic
  • Mikhail GrudininMikhail GrudininHead of the EDR "Altai Republic Development Center"
  • Nezir GuseynovNezir GuseynovHead of the North Caucasus branch of the International Academy of Architecture in Moscow
  •  Muslim Zaypullaev Muslim ZaypullaevMinister of construction, architecture and housing of the Chechen Republic
  • Timur IstamulovTimur IstamulovDeputy Mayor of Grozny
  • Tatyana KaravaevaTatyana KaravaevaVice President, Head of Spatial Development, Center for Strategic Research
  •  Kasim Zade Elbay Enver Ogly Kasim Zade Elbay Enver OglyChairman of the Board of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan, Distinguished Architect of Azerbaijan
  • Vladimir KlimanovVladimir KlimanovMember of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance of Russia, director of the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization of the Institute for Public Finance Reform, director of the Regional Policy Center of The Russian Presidential Academy of National
  • Evgenia MurinetsEvgenia MurinetsAdvisor to the governor of the Astrakhan region, member of the Expert Council of the Ministry of Construction of Russia on the formation of a comfortable urban environment
  • Nan ShiNan ShiVice President of the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC)
  • Dmitry NarinskyDmitry NarinskyAdvisor to the vice-rector of the Federal autonomous institution "RosCapStroy"
  • Rustam TapaevRustam TapaevDeputy director of the JSC "KAVKAZ.RF"
  • Anton FinogenovAnton FinogenovDirector for Urban Environment Development at JSC "DOM.RF"
  • Ekaterina Cherkes-zadeEkaterina Cherkes-zadeHead of the Universal University

Expert Council

  • Musa TutuevMusa TutuevDeputy Mayor of Grozny
  • Salambek AlievSalambek AlievDirector of the Institute of Construction, Architecture and Design of the Grozny State Technical University named after M.D. Millionshchikov, Сandidate of technical sciences, Associate Professor
  • Laila AjubovaLaila AjubovaHead of the Interregional Public Movement "Dialog", member of the Public Chamber of the Chechen Republic
  • Isa BaudinovIsa BaudinovVice President of Commerce and Industry of the Chechen Republic
  • Ksenia GolubevaKsenia GolubevaHead of the Project Department of DOM.RF foundation
  • Ismail SultanovIsmail SultanovChairman of the Public Chamber of the Chechen Republic
  • Rasul IbragimovRasul IbragimovChairman of the Chechen Republic Union of Architects
  • Guy EamesGuy EamesChairman of the RuGBC Council on Ecological Construction
  • Socita IsrailovaSocita IsrailovaDirector of the National Library of the Chechen Republic
  • Sulman KavrnukaevSulman KavrnukaevMember of the Chechen Republic Union of Architects
  • Konstantin KazancevKonstantin KazancevFirst deputy Head of the Department of Construction and Architecture of Grozny
  • Supjan MagamedovSupjan MagamedovDirector of the Institute of Humanitarian Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Chechen Republic
  •  Aleksandr Marchenko Aleksandr MarchenkoAbbot of the Archangel Michael Temple in Grozny
  • Nasrudy MahmatovNasrudy MahmatovDeputy of the Grozny City Duma of the 4th convocation, Chairman of the Committee on construction, architecture and housing and ecology of the Grozny City Duma
  • Salah MezhievSalah MezhievMufti and the Chairman of the Chechen Republic Muslims' Religious Department
  • Magomed TashtamirovMagomed TashtamirovDirector of the Department of Finance, Credit and Antimonopoly Regulation of the Kadyrov Chechen State University
  • Alihan TokshaevAlihan TokshaevChief Architect of Grozny
  • Almir HabibrahimovAlmir HabibrahimovDirector of the Block of Urban Solutions and Development of Single-industry Towns, VEB.RF
  • Kajimzhan UsupovKajimzhan UsupovMember of the Chechen Republic Union of Architects
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