Open International Competition for the development of a master plan for the territory adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir on the Stepnoy Zay river

27 November, 2019 – 29 May, 2020
Almetyevsk, the Republic of Tatarstan

The Stepnoy Zay River Valley in Almetyevsk is a unique natural area that can be successfully integrated into the urban environment and become a real symbol of the city and its “image” component. In addition, the development of this picturesque area with its nature and ecology will attract not only citizens, but also tourists.

Competition subject

The land in the north of the city of Almetyevsk, covering an area of more than 1700 hectares, including about 270 hectares - sections of the forest area outside the city limits, adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir on the Stepnoy Zay river in the city of Almetyevsk, Republic of Tatarstan. 


To prepare a master plan that ensures the revitalization of the land area adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir on the Stepnoy Zay river in the city of Almetyevsk, and its transformation into a landmark public space for the city’s residents, broadcasting the mission and image of Almetyevsk as a city with a high standard of living, recognized as such from outside the city.


International, two-stage, open.


Russian and foreign organizations in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces and capable of attracting specialists in the field of economics, finances, and content programming to the team.


Representatives of state authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan and the municipal body Almetyevsk city, experts in integrated land development, ecology and specially protected natural areas, economics and spatial planning, marketing and communications, technologies and innovations, as well as representatives of the initiator of the competition.


According to results of the selection stage, three 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 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.

Timur NagumanovHead of the Almetyevsk region of the Republic of Tatarstan

Almetyevsk becomes a platform for the transfer of experience in the organization of urban public spaces and bike infrastructure. With the development of democratic processes in Russia and the construction of civil public participation in making government decisions regarding future development of territories and ensuring a comfortable urban environment. Our task is to adjacent territories became part of the city, but at the same time retained their natural landscape. Open competition gives the opportunity to explore the territory as efficiently and publicly as possible. It’s very important to make a concept, which will suit everyone.


■ Consortium led by IND Architects (Moscow, Russia).

 Members: Bureau B+B (Amsterdam, Netherlands), JTP Studios (London, UK), ARCHdesant (Kazan, Russia), Knight Frank (Moscow, Russia).

 ■ Consortium led by OBERMAYER Consult (Moscow, Russia).

 Member: OBERMEYER Planen und Beraten (Munich, Germany), Kushman & Wakefield (Moscow, Russia).

 ■ Consortium led by IQ Studio LLC (Moscow, Russia).

 Members: GMA (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), ASWStudio (Moscow, Russia; London, United Kingdom), AECOM (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Alphabet City (Moscow, Russia).


  • Nail MaganovNail MaganovGeneral Director of PJSC TATNEFT, Chairman of the Jury
  • Guy EamesGuy EamesFounder of the Green Building Council (RuGBC), International Competition Curator
  • Timur NagumanovTimur NagumanovHead of Almetyevsk Municipal District
  • Natalia Fishman-BekmambetovaNatalia Fishman-BekmambetovaAssistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Anna AshmarovaAnna AshmarovaConsulting Director RussiaDiscovery
  • Tatiana GukTatiana GukDirector of the Institute of the General Plan of Moscow
  • Sergei IvanovSergei IvanovChairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism
  • Sergei KuznetsovSergei KuznetsovChief Architect of Moscow, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow
  • Ravil KuzyurovRavil KuzyurovMinister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Tatyana PolydiTatyana PolydiExecutive Director of the Institute for Urban Economics
  • Ekaterina SamuhinaEkaterina SamuhinaDeputy Director General of the Institute of Environmental Design and Survey
  • Anton SevastyanovAnton SevastyanovChief architect of Almetyevsk
  • Irek FayzullinIrek FayzullinMinister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Public Utilities of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Alexander ShadrikovAlexander ShadrikovMinister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Daniyar YusupovDaniyar YusupovLecturer, Department of Architectural Design, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
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