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February 17, 2022

The winner of the Open International Competition for development an architectural concept of Galiasgar Kamal Tatarian State Academy Theater has been determined

On 17 February, during the Press conference the results were summarized of the Open International Competition for developing an architectural and urban planning concept of Galiasgar Kamal Tatarian State Academy Theater has been determined.

The jury, chaired by Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan, selected the winner out of eight finalists.

According to the results of voting by the members of the Jury, the Consortium headed by Wowhaus Bureau

Consortium members: Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo, Japan), Werner Sobek (Stuttgart, Germany), Personal creative workshop of architect Bakulin German Alekseevich (Kazan, Russia).

According to the Consortium, the geometry of the new theater is inspired by a rare natural phenomenon: “Ice Flowers” on Lake Kaban. In winter our volume will merge with the environment and become part of the image of the lake. In summer unity with the nature of the place will be ensured by the multifaceted reflection of transparent facades in the water surface. “Pointedness”, aspiration – characteristic features of the Tatar culture, architecture and art.

2nd place. Consortium headed by Bespoke (Kazan, Russia). Consortium members: Asif Khan Studio (London, UK), Charcoalblue (London, UK), AKTII (London, UK), Atelier Ten (Glasgow, UK).

3rd place. Consortium headed by Metropolis (Moscow, Russia). Consortium members: Coop Himmelb(l)au (Vienna, Austria), Miriada Group (Kazan, Russia).

4th place. Consortium headed by Megabudka Architectural Bureau (Moscow, Russia). Consortium members: Architect Bureau: FORM (Moscow, Russia), ZARF architects (Kazan, Russia).

5th place. Consortium headed by Novikov Architectural Practice (Kazan, Russia). Consortium members: Borgos Pieper (Barcelona, Spain), Theatre Projects (Paris, France).

6th place. Consortium headed by PRIDE Creative Production Association (Moscow, Russia). Consortium members: Zaha Hadid Architects (London, UK), Atelier Ten (London, UK), Theatre Projects (London, UK).

7th place. Consortium headed by Rozhdestvenka Architect Bureau (Moscow, Russia). Consortium members: BURO SMART (Sait-Petersburg/Moscow, Russia).

8th place. Consortium headed by Kazan State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazan, Russia). Consortium members: DA! Architects (Shanghai, China), Dialog urban planning (Kazan, Russia).

More information about the competition can be found on the official website

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