architecture competition (with international participation) for the most innovative
architectural concept for a museum centre in the city of Perm in the Russian Federation
Prize fund for the competition: $300,000
1st prize: $100,000
2nd prize: $70,000
3rd prize: $50,000
Awards: 8 special prizes of $10,000 each
The PermMuseumXXI museum centre is a new building for Perm Art Gallery. This will
be the first museum in Russia built to meet the needs of the 21st century. The building
should be an outstanding work of contemporary architecture and Russia's most modern
Perm Region is one of Russia's most powerful and ambitious regions. It occupies an
extensive territory between Europe and Asia on the boundary between the Ural
Mountains and the steppe lands. The city of Perm is the eastern frontier post of
European Russia. One of its cultural highlights is Perm State Art Gallery, which in 2007
celebrates its 85th anniversary.
This is the first attempt to design a Russian museum in accordance with 21st-century
ideology and technology as a building capable of shaping the city in which it stands. The
new museum should serve as an urban brand, a calling card for the city and its region
– in the manner of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Steven Holl's Kiasma in
Helsinki, Peter Cook's Kunsthaus Graz, and Zaha Hadid's MXXI in Cincinnati.
The collection of the Perm Art Gallery comprises 47,000 exhibits including a wide range
of Russian and European art from the 15th century to the present day (paintings, graphic
art, sculptures, applied art, coins), as well as ancient ceramics, Ancient-Egyptian art,
Tibetan bronze, and applied art from Japan, India, and China. In addition to paintings by
well-known Russian artists, there are masterpieces by painters of the Italian, Dutch, and
French schools from the 15th to 18th centuries. The pride of the collection is Russian
wooden religious sculpture from the 18th to early 20th centuries – amazing monuments
that stand on the border between sculpture and painting and between Christianity and
paganism. No other museum in the world has anything like it!
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
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.
HOW TO APPLY
By e-mail: portfolio.perm©mail.ru
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