The Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design has been officially launched. Architects and bureaus from all over the world are invited to develop projects of innovative housing for future generations of Russians. Applications can be submitted at https://dom-competition.ru until December 25th. Competition participants are required to develop 4 types of houses for one of the urban environment target models: low-rise, mid-rise and central. Competition entries will be judged by compliance with the Competition Brief and the solutions they provide, the potential for application in different climate zones, and expected cost of construction and maintenance. In February, 2018, 20 finalists will be announced, each of them receiving 1 million roubles (about € 14,600). During the following six weeks, they will have to adjust their projects according to recommendations of the Competition’s Jury. Following the Second Stage of the Competition, winners will be selected:
- up to five winning projects will be awarded 2 million roubles (about € 29,200) each;
- up to five runners-up will receive 1.5 million roubles (about € 21,900) each;
- up to ten projects will be granted a third-place prize of 1 million roubles (about € 14,600) each.