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International architectural closed blitz-competition Engineering-architectural design of pedestrian and bicycle bridge between parks "Khreshchatiy" and "Volodymyrska Girka" in the city of Kyiv

Client: Department for Urban Planning And Architecture the Executive Body of Kyiv City Council (Kyiv City State Administration)

The purpose of the Competition
The Competition aim is to identify the best proposal of an engineering and architectural design of the pedestrian and bicycle bridge between the parks Khreshchatyi and Volodymyrska Hirka in Pecherskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts of the city of Kyiv.

Competition objectives
■ to attract attention of professionals and the general public to the need to improve the main tourist pedestrian and bicycle route from Volodymyrska Hirka to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra along the Dnieper riverside;
■ to engage the best domestic and foreign experts – architects and engineers – in the field of bridge construction with relevant experience, in the competition process and organization thereof;
■ to identify, on a competitive basis, the best ideas and project designers of the
pedestrian and bicycle bridge between the parks Khreshchatyi and Volodymyrska Hirka.

Construction site
The project sector belongs to the central planning area of Kyiv city, located within the boundaries of Pecherskyi and Shevchenkivskyi administrative districts half kilometer away from Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
It is located at the break of Kraika: main tourist route along the banks of the Dnieper river on the break of relief with faraway landscapes and divides two parks: Volodymyrska Hirka and Khreshchatyi.
Jury & Technical Experts
■ Sergiy Tselovalnik – main architect of Kyiv, vice-president of National Union of
Architects of Ukraine.
■ Alexander Bouryak - Ph. D., Professor, chair head in Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
■ Jenny B. Osuldsen - landscape architect Snohetta, Norway
■ George L. Legendre - architect IJP, UK
■ Miguel Rosales - structural engineer, Rosales + Partners, USA
■ Uwe Burkhardt -structural engineer, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner,

Technical Experts
■ Kudelin A. - chief deputy of Department of Urban planning and Architecture (Kyiv City State Administration);
■ Simonenko O. - adviser of the Head of the Department of Kyiv State Administration regarding Strategy of Kyiv Development till 2025
■ Bondar A. - coordinator of strategic initiative "Dnieper Pearl", head of the decoration department and Landscape architecture in the Department of Urban planning and Architecture.
■ Gusakov V. - president of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine
■ Priymak V. - principal architect of an architectural bureau "ArchiDesignbureau"
■ Lishanskyi E. - director-General of the Institute 'MiskCivilProekt"
■ Ablesimov A. - deputy of Director of Technical-Science center of subsurface exploration
■ Semenova K. - member of Bicycle association of Kyiv
■ Novikov A. - partner of the consulting company "Dialog -classic"
■ Popolznyuk O. - member of the UPSPU National assembly of physically challenged people of Ukraine