Moscow River Competition

Sponsor: Committee for Architecture of Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia

Type: International, 2 stage

Languages: Russian, English

Eligiblity: The competition is open to all professionals in in the field of urban planning, architecture which can bring specialists in the field of transport infrastructure, cultural programming, economics, sociology and ecology in the team.

Awards: Each of the 6 teams selected for Stage 2 receive a reward of $111,000  with VAT as a compensation for the development of a concept.

The winner will be involved as a consultant in the further development of the project. The terms will be determined in the separate contract. The fee of the contract is 6 000 000 (six million) rubles.


12 September 2014 – Deadline for applications

Design Challenge:

Since ancient times the Moscow river constitutes a functional and urban planning structure of the Moscow City.

The competition seeks a general concept of development in a coherent system of interrelated areas adjacent to the Moscow river, turning  the river of  “barrier” in the “link” in the city structure.

As a result of the transformation of urban planning should be the raising the quality of the urban environment, urban efficiency potential of the territories adjacent to the river.

The competition involves the following tasks:

  • Reorganization of the embankments of the priority of formation of public spaces
  • Ensuring permeability and improving links  between adjacent areas and river
  • Improving the quality and comfort of the urban environment, improving  the appearance of the territories in order to improve the overall image of the city and making it more attractive for residents and tourists
  • Improving the environment through the rehabilitation of the river and its valley complex
  • Improvement of investment prospects for the relevant areas through the enhancement of market value of existing and planned real estate assets

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