Closed competition for concept development of a residential area

6 October, 2015 – 9 February, 2016
Malye Kabany, Republic of Tatarstan


Aim of the competition:

To create a conceptual design of the master plan of the residential area and drafts of the main buildings and facilities, taking into account the following functional zoning of the territory: residential buildings, social infrastructure (kindergartens and schools), shopping malls and green recreation areas (parks and squares).

Initial territory — 350 ha

Residential area — 180 ha

The center of Kazan can be reached by car in 20 minutes.

The residential area is located on a highway of federal significance, and links the city with the Kazan airport


30 international teams with experience in designing and implementing residential real estate in climate conditions similar to those in Russia.

Context of the competition:

In modern Kazan, there is the demand for new residential facilities that meet the needs of the new inhabitants of the city.

Kazan tops the rating of the most investment-attractive cities in Russia. It is a venue for major sports, economic and youth events. The IT park has been used to create an environment for successful business operations and the launching of new businesses. In these conditions, the city has seen an increase in the share of young people wishing to purchase homes.

Winner's concept

The Panel

  • Michael GellerMichael Gellernternational Curator of the Competition, Canadian Architect, Specialist on Sustainable Development of Territories, President of The Geller Group, Architect (AIBC, FCIP RPP)
  • Suren ArutyunyanSuren ArutyunyanDirector of USK Unistroy Dom
  • Khadzhimurat GazalievKhadzhimurat GazalievDirector for Development, Unistroy Compan
  • Khamida BadrutdinovaKhamida BadrutdinovaDeputy Director of Internal Control and Audit Department for Unistroy Company
  • Albert GilfanovAlbert Gilfanov Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unistroy
  • Ilfat GilfanovIlfat GilfanovManaging Director of Unistroy Group
  • Ilyav MukoseyIlyav MukoseyArchitect, Co-Owner of Architectural Studio PlanAR
  • Yaroslav KovalchukYaroslav KovalchukMARSH Lab
  • Yulia PankratyevaYulia PankratyevaStrelka Construction Bureau
  • Sergey KorshunovSergey Korshunov Director of Real Estate Analysis Department of Unistroy Company
  • Sergey RazuvaevSergey RazuvaevDirector of Marketing-Constant GoC (Tyumen)
  • Nikolay LyzlovNikolay LyzlovArchitect, Vice President of the Young Architects Union, Professor at the International Academy of Architecture, Director of AML Architectural Workshop
  • Radik SalimgaraevRadik SalimgaraevCommercial Director of Unistroy Company


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