The Open International Competition for the master plan for the territory adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir was launched

A press conference at the launch of the Open International Architecture and Urban Planning Competition for the development of a master plan for the territory adjacent to the Almetyevsk Reservoir on the Stepnoy Zay river took place on November 27, 2019 at the press center of the Tatar-inform news agency. The competition is of particular importance as a pilot project for the Republic of Tatarstan, aimed at the rehabilitation of compromised land plots and the preservation of valuable natural resources caused by production work when creating and locating infrastructure facilities. At the end of the Competition, the results of environmental rehabilitation from man-made impact can be applied on similar sites both in the Republic of Tatarstan and in other regions of the country.

The competition will take place from November 27, 2019 through April 23, 2020. Its purpose is to prepare a master plan that ensures the revitalization of the land area adjacent to the Almetyevsk reservoir on the Steppe 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.

The subject of the competition is 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 Steppe Zay river in the city of Almetyevsk, Republic of Tatarstan. Competition format: international, two-stage, open.

The jury consists of 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. The jury is chaired by Nail Maganov, General Director of PJSC TATNEFT. The international curator of the competition is British Professor, Guy Eames, honored luminary of science of the Russian Federation and academician of the RAACS, co-founder and Chairman of the Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC), who has extensive experience in Russia.

Invited to participate in the competition are Russian and foreign professional organizations in the field of integrated land development and urban planning, architecture, design, development of concepts for the development of public spaces, master planning, who are able to attract specialists in economics, finance, and content programming.

The initiators of the competition are the Administration of the city of Almetyevsk and PJSC TATNEFT named after V.D. Shashin. The competition is supported by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. The operator of the Competition is the Agency for Strategic Development CENTER.

The competition will consist of several stages: acceptance of applications, determination of finalists, an orientation seminar for finalists, where teams can get acquainted with the land area which is subject of the competition.