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Open international architectural competition "Urban Landscaping in Kyiv within the Framework of Preparation for Euro-2012"


Architecture and Urban Design are launching a Competition for the best urban landscape design of the central area of Kyiv within the framework of preparation for UEFA Football Championship – Euro-2012 and for the more distant future.

The Competition is supported by CANactions international architectural festival, National Union of Architects of Ukraine, Architectural Club.

The Aim of the Competition
The Competition aims to define the best urban landscaping design and its authors, guided by the principles of sustainability, and to provide necessary conditions for its realization.

Main Objectives of the Competition
■ to highlight the importance of the area in questions and acknowledge its resources;
■ to draw the attention of professionals and general public to the poor state of urban landscape in the central part of the city;
■ to suggest effective solutions to this problem, making good use of the European experience, and adopting a responsible attitude to Nature, City and future generations, with the prospects for European integration;
■ to create a precedent of a project on the basis of competition, which is new for Kyiv; to ensure high professional level of its results by means of involving remarkable Ukrainian and foreign specialists both as participants and members of the jury;
■ to provide conditions for the realization of the winning project.

The most significant and valuable central part of Kyiv is a unique "necklace" of architectural monuments and glimpses of picturesque natural landscape. This territory boasts of a number of remarkable sights:
Kontraktova, Lvivska, Poshtova, Mykhaylivska, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square), European square, Arsenalna, Ploshcha Slavy (Square of Fame), Andriya Pervozvanogo, Konstitucii;
Khreshchatyk, M. Grushevskogo, I.Mazepi, Naberezhne shosse, Petra Sagaidachnogo, Blizhnopecherska, Andryivsky uzviz, Dniprovsky uzviz, Volodymyrsky uzviz;
Muzeina, Petrivska, Parkova, Peyzazhna, Geroiv Krut (Landscape alley);
■ green zones:
unique landmarks of Kyiv landscape – the Dnieper slopes, the edge and the parks.
Representative Jury:
■ Oleksandr Popov - Head of Kyiv City State Administration /Kyiv, Ukraine
■ Michail Kuchuk - Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration
■ Igor Dobrutsky - Director of Capital City Initiatives NGO

Architectural Jury:
■ Sergiy Tselovalnyk - main architect of Kyiv, vice-president of National Union of Architects of Ukraine
■ Igor Sokolov - Architect, Deputy of Ministery Minregionbud / Ukraine
■ Volodymyr Shevchenko - architect, "V.Shevchenko" / Ukraine
■ Andreas Klok Pedersen - BIG / Denmark
■ Lorenz Dexler - Landscape Architect Managing Director TOPOTEK 1 / Germany
■ Fabian Hormann - EM2N / Switzerland
■ Vassily Popov - Popov Architecten / the Netherlands

Working Group of Technical Experts:
■ Chorniy А. – deputy head of Central Agency for Urban Planning and Architecture, head of the Working team;
■ Vorobyov V. – general manager of "Kyivdormostproject" (Kyiv Project Institute for the Construction of Roads and Bridges),expert in transport infrastructure;
■ Dyomin М. – head of the department at Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, urban design expert;
■ Lositsky Y. – director of "Institute KyivProjectRestauration" PLC, expert in cultural heritage protection;
■ Osmak V. - historic of Kyiv, postgraduate NAUKMA, expert in Kyivs history;
■ Savin К. – head of Heinrich Böll Foundation's office in Ukraine, public relations expert;
■ Klykova L. – president of the International union of landscape des-igners, expert in landscape architecture;
■ Vasylyuk О. – deputy head of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine, expert in environmental issues;
■ Bokovoi V. – main geologist of Special department of anti-landslide underground works;
■ Shpara I. - president of National Union of architects in Ukraine, expert in architecture;
■ Pryimak V. – expert in architecture;
■ Zhezherin V. - president of Kyivs region of National Union of architects in Ukraine, expert in architecture;
■ Grechuh O. - architect, expert in architecture;
■ Zotov V. – member of Kyiv board of the National union of architects of Ukraine, curator international architectural youth festival CANactions, professional consultant;