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Drone image of the piers at Mariupol Central Shore

The mayor of Mariupol is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov.

Through the International Ideas Competition for Reconstruction of the Central Shore, Mariupol municipality is seeking a proposal that will enhance the city’s coastal identity and values and take into consideration the needs of locals and visitors alike. The open call is structured around five conceptual pillars, detailed in the competition guidelines: Vision, Integration, Identity, Continuity, and Regeneration.

The new design for the Central Shore will need to demonstrate a longitudinal, adaptive vision embedded within the local culture and urban fabric. Applicants will be expected to incorporate participatory practices in their proposals.

The Competition Brief calls for integration of preexisting programs — ranging from recreational infrastructure to popular fishing spots and resting places — and new ones. The diverse spatial designs will need to accommodate different activities throughout the seasons, allowing for spontaneity and flexibility when needed.

Eligibility

  • The competition is open to emerging and established architects, urbanists and landscape architects based anywhere in the world.
  • Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged – including but not limited to architects, urbanists, landscape architects, sociologists, event planners, anthropologists, human geographers, designers, artists, and ecologists.
  • We regret to inform that participants currently enrolled in a university are not eligible to participate in this competition.
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