One Russian and two international consortia will develop Master Plans for Derbent
On July 30, the first selection stage of the Open International Competition for the Development of a Master Plan for Derbent Urban District, Republic of Dagestan was completed. The jury, chaired by Head of the Republic of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev, selected three finalists, who will develop their versions of the Master Plan for Derbent and conceptions for the development of the town’s embankment. The finalists are consortia made up of Russian and foreign experts.
Vladimir Vasiliev, Head of the Republic of Dagestan:
“Derbent is our country’s most ancient town. We need to make it into an accessible place for tourist pilgrimage. This project has a very human origin: love for one’s people. That is the most important element in completing such a global task. We have started down this difficult road to the solution of unprecedentedly complex issues, and hope that the design for Derbent as the town of the future with the richest history is a success. Gathered here today are people who are thinking about the decade ahead of us, and it is important to us that the residents of Dagestan and Russia see just how much it is possible to achieve if we responsibly approach the solution of serious socially useful issues.”
At the meeting of the jury, the experts reviewed the 26 entries submitted for the Competition, discussed them, and gave their recommendations for the shortlist, which were taken into account by the jury in its decision on the finalists.
After the vote of the jury, the finalists were:
- Consortium under the leadership of IND Architects (Russia). Consortium members: ADEPT (Denmark), SWA (USA), Knight Frank (Russia), RussiaDiscovery (Russia);
- Consortium under the leadership of the Genplan Institute of Moscow (Russia). Consortium members: Ginzburg Architects (Russia), SKTS (Russia);
- Consortium under the leadership of MADMA (Netherlands). Consortium members: RTDA (Russia).