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Perm Museum XXI

Type: International
Category: Architecture
Subject: Museum
Registration deadline: April 15, 2008
Submission Date: April 18, 2008
Country: Russia
Prizes: 300,000 $
The Centre of Contemporary Architecture in Russia is announcing open architectural competition with international participation for the best architectural project of new Museum in Perm city, where the collections of Perm Art Gallery would move to. This will be the first Russian museum responding to the demands of the 21st century. Building of the museum should become an outstanding work of actual architecture and the most contemporary site in museum landscape of Russia.

Perm region is one of the most mighty and ambitious in Russia. Its vast territory is extended between Europe and Asia, on the boundary between Ural mountains and steppe flatland.

Perm city is the eastern outpost of Europe. Its showplace is Perm State Art Gallery, which is 85 in 2007. Pride of the collection is Russian wooden hieratic sculpture of 18th beginning of 20th century. These amazing works of art are on the edge of sculpture and painting, Christianity and paganism. There is nothing like that in any museums of the world.

For the first time in Russia it was decided to make museum a city-forming object, built by ideology and by technologies of 21st century. New museum should become a city brand, a visiting card of the city and region, like Guggenheim museum in Bilbao by Frank Ghery, Kiasma by Stephen Hall in Helsinki, Gratz museum by Peter Cook, MXXI by Zaha Hadid in Cincinnati. The museum concept by Dieter Bogner / Austria / in collaboration with Perm Art Gallery


Arata Isozaki / architect / Japan
Alexandr Kudriavzev / President of the Russian Architecture Academy / Russia
Ben van Berkel / architect / Netherlands
Mikail Piotrovski / Director of the State Hermitage museum / Russia
Mikhail Shvydkoy / Head Manager of the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography / Russia
Peter Noever / Creative MAK Director / Austria
Peter Zumthor / architect / Switzerland
Oleg Ochepkov / Culture Minister of Perm region / Russia
Sergey Shamarin / Chairman of the Union of Architects in Perm / Russia
Yurii Gnedovskyi /President of the Union of Russian Architects / Russia


$ 300 000 USA

1st Prize $ 100 000
2nd Prize $ 70 000
3rd Prize $ 50 000
Awards: 8 Special awards $ 10 000 each


Open portfolio competition for the right to take part in the second round. Portfolio of potential participant (authors' team, project organization) should be submitted by post or by e-mail until July 10, 2007. 25 architects to take part in the competition will be selected by the submitted materials.


Anonymous competition between 25 selected participants.
Participating in the second round will be confirmed after July 15, 2007.
Competition brief and Requirements, as well as all the necessary materials for competition projecting will be provided before August 10, 2007.
The deadline for submitting competition project is November 10, 2007.
The final Jury meeting will take place on December 6, 2007

Portfolio should contain standard information about professional activity and illustrated list of the main realized projects. It should include images of your completed work or graphics, JPG or PDF only.

CV and contacts no more than one page, PDF only.


By e-mail:
CD or DVD by post: Centre of Contemporary Architecture in Russia / CCA
24 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Moscow. Russia. 107 031


Licensed architects or authors' teams, project organizations.
Students are not eligible for this competition.

Competition is patronized by the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography in Russia

Competition client Perm region administration

Competition organizer Centre of Contemporary Architecture in Russia

In collaboration with Union of Russian Architects and Moscow Union of Architects

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