Central

International
Ideas
Competition
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, with total area of 38 ha.
Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition will take place in two stages. Participants are invited to submit their expression of interest by July 31th, 2021, 23:59 (GMT +3). After the interview with the shortlisted participants, the successful applicants will be invited for Stage 2.

to the port
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Primorsky boulevard
Railroad
Railroad
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Beach
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Water stations
Water stations
The identity of Mariupol and its inhabitants has been shaped by the Sea of Azov’s vast horizon, the city’s proximity to sandy beaches, and the international influences introduced by sea trade. According to a sociological survey commissioned by the municipality in May 2019, a majority of respondents ranked the city’s proximity to the sea and beaches as the most significant advantages of living in Mariupol, followed closely by its parks and greenery.

With the importance of revitalizing Mariupol’s seafront in mind, the municipality is investing in an ambitious reconstruction and regeneration project planned for 2024-2025

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 below: 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.

Mariupol Central Shore has a long and fascinating history, marked by its ascendance as a pivotal Eastern Ukrainian sea port, an important locus of industrial steel production, and a regionally significant resort town. Through sensitivity to existing structures and artifacts, as well as innovative new design elements, participants will be expected to spotlight this unique identity.


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25 June
05 August

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Open Call announced
Stage 1 submission
Stage 1 interviews
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Announcement of Stage 1 selection
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26 September
30 September
Stage 2 submission
Announcement of winner
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.



Anna Pashynska is a co-founder and curator of an Urban Laboratory "MetaLab", Urban Biennale "City Scanning Session" and maker space "Parasolka" in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine). Anna is leading on a wide range of projects, specializing in spatial research and design, product design, community-led public space projects, and institutional planning.


Vilma Jurkute is the Executive Director of Alserkal, overseeing Alserkal Avenue, Alserkal Arts Foundation, and Alserkal Advisory. Her professional and academic experience is centred on placemaking and the development of sustainable, community-centric creative economies with both global and regional impact.
Since joining Alserkal in 2012, she led the $20 million expansion of Alserkal Avenue into a 500,000 square foot cultural destination that is now home to over 70 prominent cultural organisations and entrepreneur-led businesses. She oversees Alserkal’s three primary areas of activity: cultivating a creative economy in Dubai and building a collaborative network of civic-cultural institutions through its renowned cultural district, Alserkal Avenue; providing advisory services to public and private sector entities through Alserkal Advisory; and supporting public artist commissions, residencies, research grants, and educational programmes through its non-profit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.
She continues to advocate for homegrown initiatives emerging from Dubai and the region, especially through her role on the advisory board of the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), a position she has held since 2019.
Vilma holds a Bachelor’s in International Business from GGSB, France and a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford, UK.

Vadim Boychenko
Mayor of Mariupol
Vadim Boychenko graduated from Priazovsky State Technical University and received a master's degree in Business Administration. He studied at the French business school INSEAD, a leader in the field of business education.
His professional career began at the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol. He followed through all stages of production - from a machinist to the director of personnel and social issues of the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant named after Illich of Metinvest Group.
Since 2015 Vadim Boychenko has been the mayor of Mariupol. In 2020 he was elected for a second term. He started a dynamic reboot of the city - under his leadership Mariupol became one of the most promising and safest cities in the country, as well as the frontrunner in the ratings of the Transparency International Ukraine.
During his administration Mariupol’s economy has been evolving, the budget for city’s development has increased and for the first time in the history the Development Strategy has been formulated. Dozens of large-scale infrastructure projects are implemented within its framework.
The development of transport infrastructure, a complete revision of the entire utilities sector, a unique support program for the association of the apartment block co-owners, modern renovation of parks and squares offering European level of comfort. Mariupol is transforming from an industrial to a post-industrial city, shifting its focus towards tourism. The sea, unique history and multiculturalism are pre existing requisites for this shift.
Large-scale festivals, formation of the cultural and historical cluster "City of Maria", magnetic places and projects for the future are just the beginning. After all, Mariupol is worth your attention.
Levan Varshalomidze,
international expert
Levan Varshalomidze has been a head of the Republic of Adjara government for the past eight years. He rebuilt Batumi and made it the most beautiful city in the region. Thanks to his approach of implementing appropriate infrastructure, the capital of the Republic of Adjara became a center for international tourism.
He received his PhD from Kiev State University. After he began work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and in 2000 became the head of the Ministry of Justice. He was working in the Ministry of Finance, as well as overseeing the Georgian Railways.
Batumi is a great example of rigorous development - in the past five years it has become a center for tourism welcoming 1,500,000 people annually. Mariupol is interested to learn from the Georgian experience in order to achieve its ambitious goal - five million tourists a year.

Alizee Moreux
Architect and urban planner. Alizee has been working in INterland since 2014. She is a master of urban planning in Cycle d’Urbanisme at Sciences-Po Paris and a master of Science in architecture at Ecole Nationale d‘Architecture de Paris-La Villette, Paris, France.

2012 Internship in HQA agency, Fontenay-sous-Bois. 2014-2015 Project assistant, INterland. 2016 Project assistant, Ateliers 2/3/4. 2019 Project manager, INterland. 2021Project director, INterland.

Alizee has considerable experience in territorial strategy and urban planning. In 2021 Alizee has taken part in the development of the central beach of Mariupol, Ukraine, 2021.
Stage 1 submissions will be evaluated according to originality, authenticity, and sensitivity to the local context. The jury will also consider the clarity and distribution of the different spatial elements within the proposed conceptual plan.

The interview, along with the portfolio and the bio of a Ukrainian / Russian speaking team member, should demonstrate the participant’s suitability to undertake a project of such scale and complexity.

Stage 2 competition submissions will be evaluated according to the five design principles outlined in the brief: Vision, Integration, Continuity, Identity and Regeneration.

Proposals should demonstrate a bold and contemporary vision for the future of the Mariupol Central Shore visualized within a compelling spatial framework.

The proposed renovation scheme of the Central Shore should have a strong visual identity that would address the existing context and processes that have shaped it, as well as provide an outlook for the future.


Stage 1 submissions will be evaluated according to originality, authenticity, and sensitivity to the local context. The jury will also consider the clarity and distribution of the different spatial elements within the proposed conceptual plan.
The interview, along with the portfolio and the bio of a Ukrainian / Russian speaking team member, should demonstrate the participant’s suitability to undertake a project of such scale and complexity.
Stage 2 competition submissions will be evaluated according to the five design principles outlined in the brief: Vision, Integration, Continuity, Identity and Regeneration.
Proposals should demonstrate a bold and contemporary vision for the future of the Mariupol Central Shore visualized within a compelling spatial framework.
The proposed renovation scheme of the Central Shore should have a strong visual identity that would address the existing context and processes that have shaped it, as well as provide an outlook for the future
For all questions related to the competition, please contact the organizers of the competition by e-mail.
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