The Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation launches an Open International Competition for Recreational Infrastructure Elements Design in Gyumri Friendship Park.
The competition is a part of the integrated development and restoration of Gyumri within Armenia 2020 Initiative. The renovated park will not only become a new public space for the Gyumri people and guests of the city but also a symbol of friendship and gratitude to the countries that have supported the city’s rehabilitation after the devastating earthquake in 1988. Focus of the competition is the development of design elements of the recreational infrastructure of the Gyumri Friendship Park. The concept should include architecture and planning elements and solutions for multifunctional and all-weather exploitation of facilities based on the already development draft design of the park, which will be presented in the Terms of Reference.
The competition is aimed at selecting the best architectural and planning solutions reflecting the city’s identity and conveying the idea of international collaboration. The design of the recreational infrastructure elements will help talented architects from across the globe to co-create the modern public venue and diversify the territory of the city.
ABOUT THE SITE
The park is located in the northern part of the city, between the historical center and residential and industrial areas. The central street links all the main sights and public spaces of Gyumri. The renovated park will become the first modern green area in the city center on this way popular among locals and tourists.
The project should be implemented in line with 5 key principles of the park. Each of them should be reflected in the proposals of the participants:
➜ Durability and production effectiveness
The competition will be held in two rounds. Based on the results of the first round, the jury will shortlist 20 participants for the development of architectural solutions. During the second round, the participants will be tasked to develop original proposals of infrastructure elements of the recreational area of Gyumri Friendship Park, based on the Terms of Reference. Following the second round, the jury will select finalists of the competition in three nominations. They will get the opportunity to realise their projects in the new public venue in Gyumri.
In October 2020, the winners will be announced and the park’s final design project will be presented.
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
The organisers are delighted to invite not only experienced architects but also a young architecture agency that will have the opportunity to realise bright and ambitious projects.
The first three winners in the three nominations will recive $3.500 of the cash prize.