The open nationwide competition for architectural concept and plan development of the Park for Future Generations in Yakutsk

20 November, 2018 – 23 January, 2019Sakha Republic

A unique project for the Russia’s Far North with the goal of creating a public space for existing and future generations of young citizens called Park for Future Generations has started in the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic on November 20. If successful, the new park concept will be applied to other Arctic cities. The intention is to prove that the idea of a comfortable city environment is universal and does not depend on climate conditions. The Competition Operator and the Project Consultant is the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER.
 
The Park for Future Generations will be situated in the unoccupied 79 quarter territory, in the southwest of the city of Yakutsk. The park will be within 15 minutes walking distance from the city center. Nearby territories belong to the campus of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University. The total area of the park will be 2.4 hectares within the perimeter of Oyunskogo, Petrovskogo, Belinskogo and Kalandarishvili streets, with residential properties around, a well-developed traffic network and the entire engineering infrastructure. At the moment, the land lot of 2.4 hectares is completely free of any buildings and is a territory with sand-loam soils and meadow-bog plants.
Subject of the Competition
Architectural concept and general plan development of the Park for Future Generations, a recreational public space in the center of the city, which would provide city residents and guests with a year-round opportunity for recreation and leisure activities with a focus on audience of young people.
 
Purpose of the Competition
Involvement of creative forces of architects and landscape designers and searching for attractive concept ideas for brand new public recreational space creation which would embody new and progressive directions of public space organization, cater to the needs of future generations and comply with the principles of comfortable urban environment building within the city of Yakutsk.
 
Goals of the Competition
●     provide best landscape and architectural solutions for the park;
●     create a recreational space which would suit for leisure activities and recreation organization for children and young people;
●     find integrated architectural and landscape solutions with progressive intention and efficient building and further maintenance costs;
●     reflect the theme of future generations of the Sakha republic residents through architectural, landscape and object designs.

Irina AlekseevaMain Architect of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Judge of the Competition

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic is at the new stage of its progress. Today, the new government team under the direction of Aysen Sergeevich Nikolaev, Head of the Republic, sets aspiring objectives of great importance, such as urban development in harsh climate conditions. I’d like to note that the Park for Future Generations is a real project, with funds already raised for its implementation. It should set an absolutely new measure of quality of urban environment. When this park is created, it will strongly boost the urban development of Yakutsk and prove that the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic has the same potential for progress as other cities of Russia or even the world.

Jury

  • Aysen NikolaevAysen NikolaevHead Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Chairman of the Jury
  • Sardana AvksentievaSardana AvksentievaMayor of the city of Yakutsk
  • Irina AlekseevaIrina AlekseevaDirector of Architecture and Urban Planning Management of the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Main Architect of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Yakov EfimovYakov EfimovChairman of the Standing Comittee of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for Building, Housing and Utilities Infrastructure and Power Engineering
  • Anton ZhondorovAnton ZhondorovDeputy Chairman of the Public Chamber of the city of Yakutsk
  • Yulia ZinkevichYulia ZinkevichAuthor and curator of the project “City Features. Best regional practices in development and renovation”
  • Terentiy KornilovTerentiy KornilovDirector of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
  • Aleksandr LozhkinAleksandr LozhkinProfessor of the International Academy of Architecture
  • Sergei MestnikovSergei MestnikovGeneral Director of the Special Purpose Fund of Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), non-profit organization
  • Evgeniya MurinetsEvgeniya MurinetsAdvisor to President of the Union of Architects of Russia
  • Mikhail KeremyasovMikhail KeremyasovDeputy General Director of the Special Purpose Fund of Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), non-profit organization
  • Anna PetrovaAnna PetrovaHead of the Design Academic Department of the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts
  • Aleksandr FrontovAleksandr FrontovGeneral Director of the Aleksandr Frontov and Architects LLC