Monday, September 16, 2013

A new international financial centre for Moscow

I was honoured, and a bit surprised today to learn about the composition of the jury for a major international planning competition for Moscow's new financial centre. While I knew I had been selected, it appears I am the only juror from North America.

This two-stage international competition to select a team to prepare the master plan for a 460 hectare site located in "New Moscow" is now underway.

The subject of the competition is the development of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye site, in accordance with the requirements set out in the Competition Brief.

The first stage is the preliminary qualification and selection of eight participants for the second stage of the competition.  

The second stage of the competition is the development of masterplans for the IFC and the selection of three finalists.

You can learn more about the competition here http://mfc-city.com/

The other jurors can be found here. http://mfc-city.com/competition/#jury

It is my hope that given Vancouver's success in planning new cities and neighbourhoods, one or two Vancouver teams will submit their credentials.

The adjudication process will involve three trips to Moscow over six months. I am obviously very much looking forward to this process and seeing what I suspect will be some spectacular international submissions for this 460 hectare site just outside the city.

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this sounds so exciting! keep us updated... I wonder if acoustics will be considered, and how many mega-towers will be proposed.