Open international competition

for the architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the grounds of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad ("Post-castle")

Announcement


On behalf of the Kaliningrad Region Government and with assistance of the Kaliningrad City Administration, the Non-Profit Partnership ”Urban Planning Bureau ”Heart of the City” launched and conducted an open international architectural design competition for an architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the area of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad (“Post-castle”, 4,5 ha).

Purposes:

  • Finding a contemporary architectural image of the historic centre of Kaliningrad in view of the historical and cultural potential of the place
  • Accommodation of new functions (multifunctional concert hall, museum of archaeology, museum of the King’s castle history);
  • Creating a new silhouette panorama of the historic centre of the city, including the building of the former House of Soviets

The competition area is situated in the location that is of key importance for history of the former Königsberg, the former East Prussia and contemporary Kaliningrad. It has a strategic role for the development of a new image for the central part as well as for the whole city and Kaliningrad region.

The future Governmental historic and cultural complex to be located on the grounds of the former castle Königsberg, in the immediate vicinity of the House of Soviets should become a landmark of the new centre of Kaliningrad.

28 May 2015 – Registration Deadline;
28 August 2015 – Submission Deadline.

Total prize fund: 4 100 000 RUB
First prize: 2 000 000 RUB.

At present, the competition is closed. 

The Regulationsthe Competition Brief and all entries are available for browsing and download at the project website.

The digital version of the Final Catalogue of the Competition is published in Section Publications.

For more information please contact the Executive Secretary of the Competition at the office number +7(4012) 53 61 47, office@tuwangste.ru.

Views of the competition area and the House of Soviets

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