Did you know that there is a city on 11 islands, riddled with canals in Russia? Kaspian goals, Volga Venice or South Petersburg.
A city at the intersection of trade and diplomatic routes, a logistics hub, a multinational and multi-confessional center, the cultural heart of the Caspian Sea region. More than 100 nationalities live here, more than 800 objects of cultural heritage are concentrated.
Astrakhan has a huge potential that needs to be developed. Agglomeration creation and the development of its master plan can become one of the drivers of urban development. The master plan, obtained as a result of the open international competitive procedure, will determine the main vectors for the development of the urban agglomeration in the medium and long term.
The open international competition started on March, 17. It became part of a comprehensive work started by the region on the personal instructions of the Governor of the Astrakhan Region Igor Babushkin. The work is carried out by the Agency for Strategic Development "CENTER" with the support of the Government of the Astrakhan Region, the Administration of the city of Astrakhan and with the participation of leading federal and local experts, as well as taking into account the opinions of the residents of the region and involving them in the process of change. It includes conducting an analytical study and organizing a professional urban planning competition.
The purpose of the master plan is to solve strategic problems of the development of the Astrakhan agglomeration and the region as a whole. The document will make it possible to prioritize development, improve the quality of the environment and the quality of life in urban and rural areas and reduce the outflow of the population. The developed set of measures will contribute to the socio-economic development of the region with direct consideration of the opinions of residents on the development of the territory.
The competition will have two stages and will be concluded on July 22. Its goal is to choose the master plan that is optimal for the Astrakhan agglomeration, implementing a scenario for the development of the territory which takes into account the identified potential and promising areas of integration.
Applications for participation in the competition will be accepted until April 7. Participation in the competition is open to professional organizations operating in Russia in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, and elaboration of concepts for the development of public spaces and capable of attracting specialists in the fields of economics, finance, and content programming to the team.
The total amount of the prize fund is RUB 15,500,000, of which the winner will receive RUB 6,500,000, the 2nd place participant - RUB 5,000,000, the 3rd place winner - RUB 4,000,000.