Open international competition for the development of a master plan for the Derbent urban district, Republic of Dagestan

25 June – 19 November 2019
Derbent, Republic of Dagestan (Russia)
An open international competition for the development of a master plan for the Derbent urban district is being held as part of a development program for the country’s oldest town. The competition task for participants will be based on results of a comprehensive study aimed at developing specific scenarios for the development of the urban district, taking into account its resources and areas of economic specialization. The master plan developed as part of the competition will define the main vectors of the town’s development for the 2020-2040 period. 
Professional organizations in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces, operating in Russia, and capable of attracting specialists in the field of economics, finances, and content programming to the team.
Winner and prize fund
The three finalists who develop the final bids will be paid a fee totaling 2,500,000 rubles, including all taxes and fees. Following a meeting of the jury, the finalists, will receive an additional payment in accordance with prize distribution, including all taxes and fees, in the following amounts:

  • Winner – 4,000,000 rubles.
  • Second place – 2,000,000 rubles.
  • Third place – 1,000,000 rubles.

The total Prize Fund, including all taxes and fees, will be 14,500,000 rubles.

3d place

Consortium under the leadership of the Genplan Institute of Moscow (Russia) 

Ginzburg Architects (Russia) 

SKTS (Russia)


  • Vladimir VasilievVladimir VasilievHead of the Republic of Dagestan. Chairman of the Jury
  • Edouard MoreauEdouard MoreauFounder of Orchestra Design Studio, urbanist, architect, sustainability specialist
  • Khizri AbakarovKhizri AbakarovHead of Derbent Town District
  • Viktor VakhshtaynViktor VakhshtaynHead of the Department of Sociology at MSSES. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at RANEPA
  • Nezir GuseynovNezir GuseynovChairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the Republic of Dagestan
  • Zarina DoguzovaZarina DoguzovaHead of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism)
  • Irina ZamotinaIrina ZamotinaChief Architect of the Urbanika Institute
  • Uvais KamalovUvais KamalovChairman of the Union of Architects of the Republic of Dagestan
  • Suleyman KerimovSuleyman KerimovMember of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Republic of Dagestan
  • Aleksandr KudryavtsevAleksandr KudryavtsevHead of the Department of Archeology and Regional History, Dean of Stavropol State University
  • Evgeniy KutsenkoEvgeniy KutsenkoHead of the cluster observatory of the Institute of Statistical Research, Higher School of Economics (HSE)
  • Isa MagomedovIsa MagomedovChief Architect of Derbent Town District
  • Miralayev FakhridinMiralayev FakhridinMaster of Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Evgeniya MurinetsEvgeniya MurinetsHead of the Urban Policy Institute, advisor to the President of the Union of Architects of Russia
  • Narine TyutchevaNarine TyutchevaArchitect, founder of the Architectural Bureau RDNK
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