International Competition: Architectural Landscape Design Concept of Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg

The UIA is endorsing the international competition for the architectural landscape design concept of Tuchkov Buyan Park in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Architects and landscape designers from all countries are invited to submit their expressions of interest for this single-stage restricted competition.


Applicants are invited to submit information about their architectural firms and experience in designing and realizing public spaces. Experienced firms should submit three reference projects in landscape, public spaces and revitalization of urban spaces. Young firms can submit realized or unrealized projects in the same or other fields which best illustrate the quality of their work.The jury will select 8 competitors (of which 2 will be young firms) taking into account the quality and innovation of the submitted reference projects. They will receive a detailed brief providing a detailed description of the task.


The 8 competitors who will be invited to submit project proposals will each receive USD 60,000. In addition to this, the top three entries will receive the following prize money:

  • First prize: USD 50,000
  • Second prize: USD 30,000
  • Third prize: USD 20,000


  • Vladimir Grigoriev: Chief Architect of St. Petersburg (Russia)
  • Boris Kirikov: Soviet and Russian architectural historian (Russia)
  • Elena Stiglitz: Chief landscape architect of the State Russian Museum (Russia)
  • Oleg Romanov: President of the St. Petersburg Union of Architects (Russia)
  • Sergei Tchoban: Architect, Speech and TCHOBAN VOSS Architeckten bureaux (Russia)
  • Francesco Bandarin: former UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, Professor of Urban Planning and Conservation at the University IUAV of Venice (Italy)
  • Patrick Blanc: Botanist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (France)
  • Didier Vancutsem: Member of the Board of Directors of ISOCARP (Germany)
  • Martin Rein-Cano: Landscape Architect, Topotek 1 (Germany)
  • Ken Smith: Landscape architect, Ken Smith Workshop (USA)
  • Stefan Rotzler: Landscape Architect, UIA representative (Switzerland)

Alternate jurors

  • Lawrence Barth: Professor of Urbanism at the Graduate School of the Architectural Association, UIA representative (Great Britain)
  • Giovanna Carnevali: Established PhD Architect, Executive Director of Urban Planning in NEOM, Saudi Arabia (Italy)
  • Irene Djao-Rakitine: Djao-Rakitine Ltd (Paris-London) and Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Mayor of London (Great Britain)



  • Launch: 15 November 2019
  • Deadline for questions : 16 December 2019
  • Deadline for answers: 23 December 2019
  • Deadline for submission of entries: 15 January 2020
  • Jury meeting and selection of 8 competitors: 3-4 February 2020


  • Beginning of competition: 5 February 2020
  • Site visit by competitors: 17 February 2020
  • Deadline for questions : 28 February 2020Deadline for answers: 5 March 2020
  • Deadline for submission of entries: 8 May 2020
  • Jury deliberation: 14-15 May 2020
  • Announcement of competition results at the St. Petersburg IEF2*: 3-6 June 2020

    *St. Petersburg IEF2: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

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