The EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science will be a mixed-use campus bringing together academia and industry, linking local students, researchers and technologists to each other and with their global peers, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. The Convergence Center program includes a set of mutually reinforcing facilities totaling 25,000 sqm of built-up area. The project site is a 15,000 sqm plot perched on top of the Hrazdan river gorge in Yerevan, Armenia. With an initial budget of over 25 million euros, it will create an open platform and a vibrant community combining academic and training facilities, businesses and a conference venue with retail units such as cafes, restaurants, a gym and a daycare center.
The project is an extension of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, an innovative after-school learning center attended by close to 15,000 teenagers every week. It is located next to the TUMO building which houses, in addition to the TUMO Center, leading technology companies, both multinationals and startups.
This is a two stage open international competition.
- Stage I: Expressions of interest.
- Stage II: Three firms selected for a two-day workshop with the organizers.
The prequalification phase (Stage I) will allow the organizer to select three firms based on their cover letter, portfolio, CVs and financial health.
These three firms will then compete in a finals stage (Stage II). They will be invited to visit the site and to take part in a 2-day workshop with the client team and the jury. One of the three firms participating in Stage II will be announced the competition winner and will be awarded the architectural design contract for the Convergence Center.
The winning firm will be contracted to (1) develop the project through schematic design, to then (2) work with the TUMO Engineering team who will provide design development, production of construction documents, and engineering services including structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing under the supervision of the winning firm, and to (3) supervise the design and construction process through completion.
An honorarium of 20,000 EUR will be paid to each of the three shortlisted teams participating in the 2-day workshop during Stage II of the competition. Travel and Accommodation costs incurred for the 2 Day Workshop, for two people will be covered by TUMO. There will be no compensation for participation in Stage I.