Open All-Russian Competition with International Participation for a Concept of a Tourism Cluster in the Village of Oymyakon

15 May – 30 August 2019
Oymyakon Rd, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Oymyakon is famous as one of the Poles of Cold and is on the list of inhabited places with the most extreme conditions for human life. The notorious cold of Yakutia attracts tourists from all over the planet, including world celebrities. Oymyakon has already seen visits from Hollywood actors Tom Hardy and Ewan McGregor.

The Competition will bring together Russian and international experts in the fields of architecture, design, and development of tourism clusters, in order to uncover the potential of Oymyakon as a world center for extreme tourism. In the development of the concepts, competitors will have to take into account the extreme climate of Yakutia, where temperatures can reach as low as -70°C and it is winter for 9 months of the year. 
Development of a concept of the Oymyakon tourism cluster via an Open International Competition.
Open, two-stage.
Russian companies can take part in the nationwide competition with international participation.
Competition documentation is available in Russian and English.
Professional organizations in the sphere of architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces and tourism clusters, carrying out activity in Russia.
According to results of the selection stage, three (3) finalists will be selected on the basis of a relevant portfolio and essays, and will be engaged in the development of proposals.
Prize fund
The total prize fund is 2,200,000 rubles.
Each finalist will be paid a reward for the concept development in totaling 400,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.
The finalist taking third place will receive 200,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.
The finalist taking second place will receive 300,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.
The winner will receive up to 500,000 rubles, including all applicable taxes and fees.


Consortium led by ASADOV Architectural Bureau (Russia. Moscow)

Consortium members
KNIGHT FRANK (Russia, Moscow; UK, London)
LSTK-Project (Russia, Yakutsk)
RussiaDiscovery (Russia, Moscow)

2 place 
Consortium led by MLA+ (Russia, St. Petersburg; Netherlands, Rotterdam) 
Consortium membersdesign unit: (Russia, St. Petersburg)
TS-Center (Russia, Yakutsk)
PROMKOD (Russia, Moscow)

3 place
Consortium led by BAZA14 (Russia, Yakutsk)
Consortium members
Megabudka (Russia, Moscow)
Shtab Urban Projects Center (Russia, Moscow)
NLTR Praktika (Russia, Moscow)


  • Aysen NikolaevAysen NikolaevHead Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Chairman of the Jury
  • Irina AlekseevaIrina AlekseevaDirector of Architecture and Urban Planning Management for the Head of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Chief Architect of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
  • Irina VisokikhIrina VisokikhMinister for Entrepreneurship, Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Nadezhda ZamyatinaNadezhda ZamyatinaPhD in Geographic Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Faculty of Geography at the MSU and Center for Humanitarian Area Studies of the Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Mikhail KeremyasovMikhail KeremyasovDeputy CEO of the Non-Profit Organization "Trust Fund for Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)"
  • Terentiy KornilovTerentiy KornilovDirector of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
  • Sergeii MestnikovSergeii MestnikovCEO of the Non-Profit Organization "Trust Fund for Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)"
  • Evgeniya MurinetsEvgeniya MurinetsAdvisor to the President of the Union of Architects of Russia, Director of the Urban Policy Institute
  • Semen NikiforovSemen NikiforovChairman of the Union of Architects of Yakutia
  • Mikhail OkhlopkovMikhail OkhlopkovChairman of Self-Regulatory Organizations of the Union of Builders of Yakutia
  • Anna PetrovaAnna PetrovaHead of the Department of Design at the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts
  • Maria SkryabinaMaria SkryabinaHead of LETO Competence Center for Issues of the Urban Environment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Denis ShlesbergDenis ShlesbergCo-founder of the branding agency Artonika, co-creator of the tourist brand of Russia
  • Pavel ZhbanovPavel ZhbanovCoordinator of the Center for Monitoring the Improvement of the Urban Environment, Vice-Rector for Project Management of Moscow Architectural Institute
  • Natalia TyukavkinaNatalia TyukavkinaCEO of the National Tourist and Information Center "Yakutia"
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