Международный архитектурный конкурс на разработку концепции рекреационной территории Папушево Парк
Александра Санькова

We invite you to participate in a LARGE - SCALE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, the main task of which is to DEVELOP AN ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT OF a RECREATIONAL AREA in a cottage village. THE PRIZE FUND IS 1,000,000 rubles. Young professionals and students can take part in the competition along with practicing architects and studios from all over the world. The main thing is that the competition project offers an unusual and unique solution with a harmonious symbiosis of infrastructure and wildlife. Participation in the contest is open and free of charge.



Global environmental problems and deteriorating living conditions in big cities are forcing humanity to look for a more comfortable living environment. The development of information technologies that lets us solve many daily and social problems remotely contributes a lot to such a search.

Many megacity residents move to the country hoping for a different quality of life. Many opt for cottage settlements in the immediate vicinity of their city. On the one hand, this allows them to be close to nature and on the other hand, to stay in touch with their office, relatives and friends, and, more importantly, to remain a part of their familiar community.

However, although living in a country, in the heart of nature and near the city solves many problems, it does not provide an exhaustive answer. Balanced life outside the city requires a high-quality, well-developed infrastructure. This competition is dedicated to the development of such an infrastructure.



OOO KONVERS is the Organizer of the Competition ("Papushevo Park")

ARCHITIME.RU website is the Operator of the Competition



The competition is open for individuals over 18 years of age (architects, designers, students of specialized educational facilities), and legal entities (design teams, architectural workshops, and design bureaus) from all over the world.

Individual and group participation is allowed, including as part of multidisciplinary teams.

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International architectural competition for the development of the concept of the recreational territory of Papushevo Park. The prize fund is 1 million rubles



Participants are invited to prepare a proposal for the design and the balanced development of the adjacent territory of the cottage settlement. This territory is to provide the residents with a balanced, comfortable environment and to become the center of attraction, increase the uniqueness factor, recognizability and investment attractiveness of the cottage settlement, becoming its calling card.

The concept requires such a symbiosis of infrastructure facilities (a place of leisure, entertainment, essential facilities) and wildlife that would harmoniously fit into the village itself. Thus, on the one hand, it is necessary to achieve compliance with the standard of living which inhabitants of modern cities are accustomed to and, on the other hand, emphasize all the advantages that countryside life offers.

The Competition Organizer’s comment:

“We encourage the participants not to limit their imagination, but to rely on their personal and global experience in architecture, urban planning and landscaping. Nevertheless, here are several points, which, if observed, will be positively assessed when evaluating and identifying the winners. 1. The first advantage of the project will be the concept preserving green spaces, clean air, and providing for an ecosystem. Forests and trees absorb nearly 40% of harmful emissions, and even a single tree is able to bring significant benefits to residents, improve the state of health and the quality of life. We want to contribute to the solution to the global environmental problem for the residents of the settlement. 2. Another advantage will be the development of a unique and unusual solution that will increase the investment attractiveness of the settlement and make it stand out from the rest. The project should give clear and positive answer the client’s question: “Why this place?” 3. The third advantage will be efficient and rational logistics, ensuring functioning of different target audiences. A guest visits the settlement for the first time, a client who decided to return, a permanent resident, a person from the service sector require different scenarios that should be factored in in the course of designing; it is necessary to convert all possible processes into positive and beneficial dynamics.”



Papushevo Park is a beautiful premium-class location. The settlement with more than 300 plots is located at the 24th km of the Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway in Moscow Oblast.

Total area of the settlement: 58 hectares.

Development area: 3.7 hectares. The landscape of the developed area is flat, with no strong elevation alterations.

Design stage within the framework of the competition: architectural concept.

Международный архитектурный конкурс на разработку концепции рекреационной территории Папушево Парк. Призовой фонд - 1 миллион рублей


The developed territory with an area of 3.7 hectares, is located at the entrance to the settlement. The following infrastructure objects need to be placed there:

- an entrance ensemble;

- an area with an art object/fountain/pond or other dominant – a point of attraction;

- a park area;

- essential facilities (shop, bakery, etc.) and parking lot (50 parking spaces);

- a children’s educational facility for 100-120 children (includes sports and educational sections, a playground)

- the building of the Management Company, 2 floors (lounge area on the 1st floor, management company employees on the 2nd floor, each floor is about 100 sq. m.)

- fitness, sauna, spa (at the author’s discretion)

- a restaurant/café (at the author’s discretion);


ATTENTION: there is NO OBJECTIVE to ADJUST the concept to the architecture of the cottage settlement.

The approximate zoning is shown on the plan-scheme of the territory being developed. At the same time, you can offer your own version of zoning these areas of the territory, in particular, the sites may have a combined function.



Registration: from 15th of June until 16th of July 2021

Submission of projects: from 16.07.2021 until 09.08.2021 (no later than 23:59 Moscow time)

Analysis of the projects: from 10.08.2021 until 18.08.2021.

Announcement of the results of the competition on this page: until 20.08.2021.

Awarding of the winners: until 31.08.2021



Prize foudation is 1 000 000 rubles*.

- 1st prize of 600 000 rubles 00

- 2nd prize of 300 000 rubles

- 3rd prize of 100 000 rubles

The project of the participant who took 1st place shall be taken into further development for subsequent implementation according to the decision of the Organizer.

*Prize money is paid to the Winner’s bank account based on the results of the COMPETITION. The Organizer shall be responsible for the fulfillment of tax obligations for the prize money paid, as well as for the correct calculation of personal income tax and the timely submission of information to the tax authorities.



- compliance of the PROJECT to the Terms of Reference of the competition;

- formed harmonious outline of the objects on the site;

- integration into the existing environment;

- rationality of planning and landscape solutions and functional connections, general balance, efficiency of interaction between separate zones and areas;

- presence of unique solutions;

- flexibility of architectural and planning solutions, their ability to adapt to eventual changes without the need of radical revision of the site’s architectural concept. Rationality of decisions on the stage-by-stage development of the developed site;

- consideration of climatic parameters; possibility to maximize the use of objects at any season.



Participants are required to send their PROJECTS to prior to August 09, 2021.

Content of the submission:

1. Filled in and signed application form (a scanned copy with a signature in JPG and in .doc/docx format).

2. General layout of the area.

   2.1. General layout sketch. Scale 1:2000, or another readable one, at the discretion of the author. Format: DWG + PDF (300 dpi).

   2.2. Visualization or a drawing of the developed area from a bird’s eye view (2 angles). Format: PDF/JPG (300 dpi), size along the long side – 2000 to 4000 pixels.

3. Basic infrastructure facilities (an entrance ensemble; a square with an art object/fountain/pond; a park area; a children’s educational facility).

   3.1. Draft first plan of each object and infrastructure matched by size. Scale 1:500, or another readable one, at the discretion of the author. Format: DWG + PDF (300 dpi).

   3.2. Visualization or a drawing of each of the infrastructure object. Format: PDF/JPG (300 dpi), size along the long side – 2000 to 4000 pixels.

4. An explanatory note with a description and a conceptual baseline of the concept. Format: PDF/doc

5. Additional materials at the author’s discretion.


The number of projects submitted by one participant/team is not limited.

Each separate project from one author/team is to be sent in a separate letter as a separate completed project with all the necessary materials specified therein.

Authorship and watermarks are NOT TO BE INDICATED in the project.



1) REGISTER until 09.08.2021 using this form*:

*If the registration form is not displayed for any reason, you can register by sending your full name and name of the organization, phone number, city to with the subject " registration"

*If you participate as a team, you can register all team members, if it is important for you that each participant receives a certificate of participation in the competition. If it doesn't matter to you, you can only register 1 contact person from the team. (According to the results of the competition, all participants receive a certificate of participation in electronic form, and the winners-a Diploma of the winner-in printed form by mail).

*After filling out the form, an inscription will appear in its place: "THANK YOU! You have been registered." This means that you are registered successfully, confirmation by e-mail is not required.

2) Read the Regulations and Terms of Reference

3) Within the period from 16.07.21 to 09.08.2021, develop and send the project according to the above-described project content to the


(Here we post the most important / frequent questions)


- Based on the Terms of Reference in paragraph 5, the project is sent to the competition in separate files according to the list, so the project tablet is not issued, right?

- That's right


- The contest rules say to attach a draft measured plan for each of the infrastructure objects. Is it necessary to attach all floor plans or only the plan of the 1st floor?

- Plan of the 1st floor. But if your project will focus on any of the 4 objects being developed and the floor plans will be important for its architectural solution, then you can attach them.


- If there is any dwg or pdf file with the general plan and topography maps that we could use as a guide to draw our proposal with real dimensions

- there aren’t dwg plan of the site and topography maps. The landscape of the developed area is flat, with no strong elevation alterations. The stage of development in the competition is a draft concept. We hope these materials will be enough. Dimensions of the site here.

There is also a satellite view яндекс карте of the village


- Where can I find the plan of sewer and water pipes (this information will help to better localize the position of structures)

- All communications run along the road under the sidewalk


- Is it necessary to anticipate deviations from the boundaries of the territory by 3 m according to urban planning standards, or did this information in the task already foresee deviations according to standards?

- Thank you for the question. Yes, it is necessary to provide for margins from the borders of the territory of 3 m.


- the unities mentiond of the site are in meter or feet?

- All dimensions are indicated in meters.



Dear participants, we are pleased to present you an honorary jury. The works of the competition for the development of the concept of the territory "PAPUSHEVO PARK" will be evaluated by a following highly professional jury:


ANTONELLO GENTILINI, chairman of the jury, responsible representative of the competition Organizer, director of construction of LLC "DSK GROUP". Italy – Russia.

Antonello Gentilini was born and received a specialized education in Italy. Since 1990, he has been working in the field of architecture and construction in Russia as a construction manager, chief project engineer, project manager, and director of the construction department. He worked in the following companies: Codest Engineering (Italy), Park-City Investment CJSC (Russia), PIK Group (Russia), URBAN GROUP (Russia), Rizzani de Ecker S. P. A. (Italy) and others.


BORIS LEVYANT, Founder and CEO of ABD architects, Russia.

Boris Levyant is laureate of international architectural awards, President of the Moscow Chamber of Architects, member of the Moscow Union of Architects, Professor of the International Academy of Architecture, head of the Moscow Chamber of Architects, Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

Manages the design of urban planning, commercial, medical and IFC complexes. An expert in the field of architecture, urban studies and urban planning.

Among the iconic buildings: the office complex "White Square", the shopping and entertainment complex and business park "Metropolis", the MERCEDES BENZ PLAZA Complex, the Office center "iCube", the Office center "Krylatsky Hills", the Headquarters of RUSNANO, HIILL8-Apart-hotel and many others.

ABD architects is an architectural company that has been successfully operating on the Russian market for more than 30 years and carries out its activities in two areas: architecture and interiors. The company also provides consulting services.


GULNARA SAFAROVA, Head of the Landscaping Department of the Wowhaus Bureau, Russia.

Gulnara Safarova is graduated from Marhi and South Devon College (Great Britain). She worked as an architect in Mirax-Group, the architectural bureau ABC Group, in the project management department of Cushman&Wakefield. Since 2016, he has been a leading architect at Strelka Design Bureau.

Participated in the program “Moya Ulitsa" since its launch, among the implemented projects are Taganskaya Square, Taganskaya Street, Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment. She worked on the concept and implementation of the Khokhlovskaya Square improvement project (MUF Community Awards). Within the framework of the World Cup, she coordinated work on the development of landscaping concepts for more than 15 public spaces in Penza and Ryazan.

Since 2018, he has been working at Wowhaus, since 2019 he has been managing the landscaping department. Among the implemented projects are the improvement of the Shelepikhinskaya Embankment, Bolshaya Morskaya Street and Uchkuyevka Park in Sevastopol.

Recipient of a grant under the individual professional development program from the British Council for achievements in professional activity.

Wowhaus Office was founded in 2007 by architects Dmitry Likin and Oleg Shapiro. In recent years, the bureau has specialized in the architecture of public spaces-from cultural objects to the development of urban planning concepts.


DMITRY OVCHAROV, founder and Chief Architect of Nefa Architects Studio, Russia.

There are some projects implemented under the leadership of Dmitry Ovcharov: Solntsevo metro station, Moscow; Platov Airport business terminal in Rostov-on-Don; interiors of passenger terminals and business halls at the airports of Samara, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don; interiors of offices of advertising agencies and media companies Leo Burnett, Saatchi&Saatchi, Zenithoptimedia, Rambler&Co, Afisha; projects for the development of small town territories: Bogoroditsk, Tula region (implementation 2020, AD magazine award 2021); Mirny, Arkhangelsk region, Demidov, Smolensk region.

Nefa Architects is a Moscow architectural bureau that has been operating for more than 10 years and has more than 100 completed projects in its portfolio. The profile of the bureau is wide: from private and public interiors to architecture and territorial development projects. The bureau's works have been awarded with international prizes.


ILYA MOCHALOV, practicing landscape architect, Director of the company "Ilya Mochalov and Partners", Russia.

Among the well-known built and under construction objects of the company, made under the leadership of I. Mochalov, are such objects as: the children's "Park of Sensations" of the center for preschool education "Wunderpark", public spaces and courtyards of the residential complex Microgorod " In the Forest "in the Moscow region, the square and the green roof of the administrative building on Sheremetyevo Street, house 34, the territory of the Letovo school in New Moscow, the green roof of the Boris Eifman Dance Palace, St. Petersburg and many others.

Ilya Mochalov has been awarded many professional awards both in Russia and abroad. Four times winner of the National Award for Landscape Architecture of Russia, winner of the Golden Section Award of the Union of Moscow Architects, winner of the President's Award of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, winner of the Presidential Award of the Council for Landscape Architecture of the United States, winner of the International Architectural and Urban Planning Competition as part of a consortium led by the architectural bureau SPEECH for the development of housing renovation concepts in Moscow, Winner of the All-Russian open competition for the development of design projects of cultural and leisure institutions of the Moscow region.


THOMAS NUGENT, Design Director at LLC “Aukett Swanke, Great Britain – Russia.

Thomas Nugent has over 40 years of experience in the field of architectural and interior design. After graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London he worked at Richard Rogers Partnership before setting up his own architectural practice TNA Ltd which he ran successfully in London for 15 years with the majority of projects in the private residential sector.

In 2008 Thomas was invited to join the Moscow office of the large international architectural company Aukett Swanky where he is currently working in a position of a Design Director. Among the projects carried out under the leadership of Thomas Nugent are: hotel complex ‘Azimut’ in Imeretinskaya Lowland for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014, a reconstruction of the Kvartal No 5 in Kitaj Gorod near Red Square in Moscow; Synagogue ‘Zhukovka’ near Moscow; a Hotel Resort Complex “Stella del Mare” in Montenegro and others. Thomas also led the preparation of the architectural concept for the reconstruction of the territory of the Babaevsky brewery in Moscow, supervised the development of the concept of the territory of the cottage village "Klokovo “in New Moscow and “Sreda” Residential Development in Tyumen.

Aukett Swanke has more than 60 years of professional experience and 470 employees in 15 offices located in 6 countries: Great Britain, Germany, the Russian Federation, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic. Project experience includes work on multifunctional complexes, commercial offices, hotels, shopping centers, residential buildings, as well as projects in the field of education, healthcare and workplace organization. Also, the Aukett Swanke bureau, as part of the consortium, became one of the finalists of the competition for the development of a master plan for the territory adjacent to the Samara-Arena stadium, held in Russia in 2020.


SNEHAL AND BHADRI SUTHAR, architects, founders of tHE gRID Architects, India.

tHE gRID Architects is a multidisciplinary bureau established in 2002 and based in Ahmedabad (India). The company is engaged in architecture, interior design, landscape design and interdisciplinary projects. Much attention in the bureau's projects is paid to issues of sustainable and green development, the creation of a barrier-free spaces, and environmental problems.

At the heart of the bureau's philosophy - Biophilic design. Architecture have a direct impact on psychological, biological, and sociological wellbeing. Biophilic design seeks "the innate emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms". The goal of the bureau is to create architectural projects that are in balance between the built and the natural world.

The works of tHE gRID Architects have been awarded with a lot of international architectural and design awards.


P.S.: The submissions will be evaluated according to the criteria, described earlier.

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