The mayor of Mariupol announced an open call for architects to propose a renovation of the Mariupol Central Shore

3 june, 2021

The mayor of Mariupol is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov, with total area of 38 ha.Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition will take place in two stages. Participants are invited to submit their expression of interest by July 30th, 2021, 23:59 (GMT +3). After the interview with the shortlisted participants, the successful applicants will be invited for Stage 2. More information about the open call can be found at the following link

Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged - including but not limited to architects, urbanists, landscape architects, sociologists, event planners, anthropologists, human geographers, designers, artists, and ecologists.

We regret to inform that participants currently enrolled in a university are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Stage 1 submissions will be evaluated according to originality, authenticity, and sensitivity to the local context. The jury will also consider the clarity and distribution of the different spatial elements within the proposed conceptual plan.

The interview, along with the portfolio and the bio of a Ukrainian / Russian speaking team member, should demonstrate the participant’s suitability to undertake a project of such scale and complexity.

Stage 2 competition submissions will be evaluated according to the five design principles outlined in the brief: Vision, Integration, Continuity, Identity and Regeneration.

Proposals should demonstrate a bold and contemporary vision for the future of the Mariupol Central Shore visualized within a compelling spatial framework.

The proposed renovation scheme of the Central Shore should have a strong visual identity that would address the existing context and processes that have shaped it, as well as provide an outlook for the future.