RUSSIAN
YOUTH
ARCHITECTURAL
BIENNALE
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Biennale Winners

Сitizenstudio Architects
Сitizenstudio Architects
Сitizenstudio Architects

Golden prize

Сitizenstudio Architects

This street block aims to unify two urban opposites — the periphery and the city centre — by creating a typological hybrid which will have the advantages of both types (the greenery typical of districts of prefabricated housing on the outskirts of a city and the high temperature of social and cultural life in central districts) and minimize their disadvantages (the alienation of the former and the noisiness of the latter).The dimensions of the street block (250 x 250 metres) mean that it may be seen as a proper urban structure consisting of a number of strata whose gradation is a matter of both the degree of privacy of the spaces and of their character (ranging from mainly public to private and secluded). Buildings with busy ground floors (mainly accommodating public functions) have been pushed out to the perimeter of the block, but also frame a public square in its interior. The latter square is the ideological centre of the district’s public life. A linear park — an alternative to the traditional courtyard — in the interior of the street block is a space to be used and developed by all residents. Finally, extremely important for the formation of local micro-societies in this project are the micro-courtyards for individual staircases (housing not more than 20–25 apartments). The project involves the use of types of building and architectural solution which strive to foster a sense of human scale (the building height is 6 storeys, rising to 7 storeys in some instances; there are no oppressively extensive façades; and spaces inside this urban block are wide rather than narrow).

Golden prize

Special mention of Jury

Architectural bureau WALL
Architectural bureau WALL
Architectural bureau WALL

This project demonstrates a method for creating a new type of habitat intended for a civilization which has already taken a step towards synthesizing biological and anthropogenic matter. The new bio- and psycho-type calls for a rethinking of the residential unit and a quest for new principles by which to house people and shape the city’s spatial framework. The residential unit in effect becomes people’s third membrane (the first two membranes being their bodies and clothes); it consists of an individual adaptive capsule with its own microclimate. The capsule can move by levitating on magnetic cushions. Each individual can determine his or her own habitational space and its location and functional content. The basic landscape of the urban block consists of a set of points of attraction which form a force field capable of accommodating whatever number of residential capsules are required. The psychological type and communicational requirements of the residents will shape the landscape, giving rise to parks, archipelagos (wherein a number of capsules are horizontal neighbours), or vertical anthills. The new city comprises a collection of natural textures and states (ravines, rivers, mountains, forests, fields, gardens, savannah, plains) whose structure conceals public spaces and institutions which in their turn nourish and serve above-ground residential structures. The geometry of the landscape, like the surface of the moon, has a polycentric structure with a number of local centres (craters).

Finalists of the Biennale

KurskCorporate author:
Anastasiya Konareva, Alexandr Deev, Kseniya Deeva
NovosibirskCorporate author:
Anastasiya Shemetova, Angelina Andrianova
KazanCorporate author:
Vladislav Kulikovskiy, Arsen Khairov,
Mikhail Kapitonov, Timur Stepanov
MoscowCorporate author:
Daria Kirillova, Stanislav Subbotin
St. PetersburgCorporate author:
Ilya Filimonov, Irina Filimonova
MoscowCorporate author:
Elena Kashirina, Igor Kashirin
MoscowCorporate author:
Natalia Sablina, Timur Cherkasov
St. PetersburgCorporate author:
Nikita Timonin, Maria Lyashko
St. PetersburgCorporate author:
Julia Suvorova, Ekaterina Kondrashova
KazanAnastasiia Iaremenko
MoscowAndrey Adamovich
MoscowAnton Kotlyarov
MoscowAnton Petukhov
MoscowAnton Sevastianov
VoronezhThe architectural studio "2Portal"
MoscowСitizenstudio Architects
St. PetersburgArchitectural laboratory SA lab
Rostov on donArchitectural bureau "MASS [SHTAB]"
UfaArchitectural studio "PRSPKT Architects"
MoscowArchitectural bureau WALL
EkaterinburgB-group
Nizhny NovgorodKirill Pernatkin
VladikavkazMaxim Bazaev
MoscowNadezhda Koreneva
St. PetersburgOleg Manov
UfaYana Zakieva
MoscowYaroslav Usov
UfaAkhmadullin Architects
IrkutskUrban Plan

CURATOR’S
STATEMENT

“Young architects play a very insignificant role in shaping the looks of Russian cities at present. The market conditions are such that the youth are forced to go into, mostly, private countryside or interior projects, having no voting rights in the process of the actual architectural design. It is even more unjust if we consider how rapidly Russian regions are developing. We suggest that the young architects should answer the following question on their own: what should an esthetically attractive, sustainable, and comfortable city environment be like, where they would like live? We hope to get a very wide range of opinions on the subject, while a support on the part of the Ministry of Construction of Russia and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan will let the young architects be heard at the very high level”.

Curator of the Biennale:SERGEI CHOBAN

VENUE

The Biennale will take place in the most advanced and the youngest city of Russia – Innopolis (Republic of Tatarstan) designed by young architects.

THE FIRST YOUTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNALE IN RUSSIA WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 12 TO 14 IN THE CITY OF INNOPOLIS, TATARSTAN. THE BIENNALE CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS: A BUSINESS PROGRAM, AND AN EXHIBITION OF 30 YOUNG ARCHITECTS’ DESIGNS SELECTED BY AN INTERNATIONAL JURY. THE BEST DESIGNS WILL BE AWARDED, AND THE EXHIBITION OF THE BIENNALE WILL BE DEMONSTRATED AT OTHER VENUES IN KAZAN, MOSCOW, AND OTHER CITIES OF RUSSIA.

The Biennale was established
by the Ministry of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation.

  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee:MIKHAIL MENMinister of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation
  • Co-chairman of the Organizing Committee:RUSTAM MINNIKHANOVPresident of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Coordinator for the Ministry of Construction and Housing of the Russian FederationHAMIT MAVLIYAROVDeputy Minister of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation
  • Director, General ProducerALEXEI BOKOVProducing agency BOKOVFACTORY
  • Co-directorNATALIA FISHMANAssistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Official partner:Agency for strategic development “CENTER”

Tatarstan has deserved the right to be the first venue for holding the youth architectural biennale. Imagine that five years later, the new celebrated professionals will be able to say that it was here where they got the first impulse for their success. New public spaces have been created by efforts of mostly young specialists in Tatarstan for three years already. We know how to trust them and to support them in their efforts to implement their designs. Such investments in the new professional community return to us as unique cutting-edge projects that our region can be proud of.

Co-director of the Biennale
Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
NATALIA FISHMAN

JURY
OF THE BIENNALE

SERGEI CHOBAN
Chairman of the JurySERGEI CHOBAN
Head of SPEECH architectural bureau (Moscow, Russia),
Managing partner of Tchoban Voss bureau (Berlin, Germany)
MIKKEL FROST
MIKKEL FROST
Founder and Managing Partner
of CEBRA bureau (Denmark)
CHRISTOS PASSAS
CHRISTOS PASSAS
Managing Director
of Zaha Hadid Architects bureau (Great Britain)
KEES KAAN
KEES KAAN
Founder of KAAN Architecten
and Claus en Kaan Architecten bureaus (The Netherlands)
YULY BORISOV
YULY BORISOV
Founder and Partner of UNK project bureau
YULIA BURDOVA
YULIA BURDOVA
Founder and Partner
of Buromoscow architectural workshop
ALEXANDER TSIMAYLO
ALEXANDER TSIMAYLO
Founder and Partner
of Tsimaylo Lyashenko & Partners bureau

SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 12 – 14, 2017

THE FIRST RUSSIAN YOUTH ARCHITECTURAL BIENNALE, PRESENTATION OF DESIGNS

After the Biennale, a touring exhibition will be arranged
in other cities of Russia.

The educational program of the Biennale
will be announced in September.

  • TILL JULY 16, 2017

    RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • TILL JULY 21, 2017

    SELECTION OF 30 FINALISTS BY THE CURATOR (CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY)

  • JULY 22 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    WORKING ON CONTEST DESIGNS

  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

    SUBMISSION OF CONTEST PROPOSALS BY THE FINALISTS, THEORETICAL MATERIALS

  • SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    SUBMISSION OF CONTEST PROPOSALS BY THE FINALISTS, EXHIBITION MATERIALS

  • TILL OCTOBER 10, 2017

    FINALISTS WORKING ON EXHIBITION SLOTS IN THE SPACE OF THE FINAL EXHIBITION IN INNOPOLIS

  • OCTOBER 11, 2017

    JURY SESSION, SELECTION OF THE BEST DESIGNS

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Young architects under 35 years (inclusive), having the education not lower than the Bachelor, can participate in the Biennale. There are no requirements for the nationality or residency – architects that associate their design activities with Russia can participate. You can participate both personally and in the group of authors.

PARTICIPATION IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND

The application for the preliminary round shall be submitted in the user account. The application shall include the information on the participant, an essay and a portfolio of 3 to 5 projects that meet the objectives of the Biennale the most exactly. The designs can be both implemented or not implemented. The designs included in the portfolio shall be created by the participant independently or as a member of a team of authors, where all the members are under 35 years.

PARTICIPATION IN
THE SECOND ROUND

Curator (Chairman of the Jury) shall select 20 Finalists based on their portfolio and essays, who will be admitted to the second round and will begin their work on the Contest proposal.

CONTEST PROPOSAL

A multipurpose quarter limited with four streets, with a free layout shall be developed.

FEATURES OF THE QUARTER

  • Functionality: mixed development with residential space prevailing (not less than 80%)
  • Relief: flat
  • Dimensions of the plot: at the participant’s discretion — from 250×125 m2 (min.) to 250×250 m2 (max.)
  • Density: 12,000 – 30,000 m2 per 1 ha, at the participant’s discretion, based on their idea of comfort of the residential environment.
  • Height of the development: at the participant’s discretion, measure up the characteristic of density and based on their idea of comfort of the residential environment
THE BEST DESIGNS OF THE BIENNALE WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
THREE AWARDS ARE PROVIDED (GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE PRIZE), 2 SPECIAL PRIZES FROM THE MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION OF RUSSIA AND FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN.