Masshtab Development Company is announcing a competition for the design of the masterplan for A101 Block City: an area of 127 ha with over 1 million sqm of housing in the A101 project. The A101 project is a new town of around 150.000 people and 13 million sq m of housing located south of Moscow.
The Masterplan competition has two stages: the first stage is an open selection procedure for architects and urban designers based on portfolios, the second one an invited competition among four selected participants.
The competition is based on the Block City concept that was developed by Bart Goldhoorn and Aleksander Sverdlov in the context of the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam in 2009.
The Block City concept aims at combining the advantages of standard design with the qualities embedded in the traditional city with its clearly defined urban spaces. This is done by defining a standard for the plot size of the urban block. When this standard is applied both in the design of urban areas and in the design of housing blocks, it is possible to use identical projects for housing blocks in different places while keeping their urban qualities.
The client is looking for
– firms that have experience in housing design and masterplanning
– teams consisting of firms specializing in housing design and firms specializing in masterplanning
A second open competition is announced for the design of the housing blocks
To receive the address where to send the portfolio please register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Register by: 07-10-2010 / Submit by: 07-14-2010