8 finalists have been selected for New Kamal Theatre Building competition

New Kamal Theatre

A jury meeting of the open international competition for development of an architectural concept for the Galiasgar Kamal Tatar State Academy Theatre took place. The jury, chaired by mayor Ilsur Metshin, considered applications from 26 consortia and 13 individual competitors from 14 countries. The experts evaluated participants according to several criteria: relevance and degree of implementation of the projects presented in the portfolio, essay content and the idea proposed for the future theatre. As a result, 8 consortia made it to the final.

Consortium headed by: Novikov Architectural Practice (Kazan)
Consortium members: Borgos Pieper (Barcelona, Spain), Theatre Projects (Paris, France)
Their notable projects: Nizhny Kaban lake embankment in Kazan (Russia), Central Park in Valencia (Spain), Norwegian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Oslo (Norway)

Consortium headed by: Metropolis (Moscow)
Consortium member: Coop Himmelb(l)au (Vienna, Austria), Miriada Group (Kazan, Russia)
Their notable projects: Opera and Ballet Theatre in Sevastopol (Russia), Busan Film Center (South Korea), Museum and Theatre Complex in Kemerovo (Russia)

Theatre Lab Consortium under the leadership of: Rozhdestvenka Architect Bureau (Moscow)
Consortium member: BURO SMART (St. Petersburg/Moscow)
Their notable projects: 1000th anniversary of Almaty Square (Kazakhstan)

Consortium headed by: Megabudka Architectural Bureau (Moscow)
Consortium members: Architect Bureau: FORM (Moscow), ZARF architects (Kazan)
Their notable projects: Kudykina Gora Natural Park Hospitality Center (Russia), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art building (jointly with OMA, Russia)

East Wind Consortium under the leadership of: Kazan State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazan)
Consortium members: DA! Architects (Shanghai, China), Dialog urban planning (Kazan)
Their notable projects: 2nd stage of improvement of Kaban lake embankment (Russia)

Consortium headed by: Wowhaus Bureau (Moscow)
Consortium members: Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo, Japan), Werner Sobek (Stuttgart, Germany)
Their notable projects: Stanislavsky Electric Theatre (Russia), Darius Milhaud Conservatory (France). Besançon Arts and Culture Center (France)

Consortium headed by: PRIDE Creative Production Association (Moscow)
Consortium members: Zaha Hadid Architects (London, Great Britain), Atelier Ten (London, Great Britain), Theatre Projects (London, Great Britain)
Their notable projects: Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku (Azerbaijan), Guangzhou Opera House (China), Changsha Meixihu International Cultural Center (China)

Consortium headed by: Bespoke Architects (Kazan)
Consortium member: Asif Khan Studio (London, Great Britain)
Their notable projects: Carbon fiber portals for the public space entrance at Dubai Expo 2020 (UAE), Urban Business Center (Russia)

The finalists will see the Kamal Theatre’s performances translated into Russian and English, and become acquainted with the theatre company. At the end of November, finalists will come to Kazan for an orientation seminar, during which they will tour the competition area. The finalists will present their concepts on January 20. The final results of the competition will be announced at the final jury meeting in February. Source and images Courtesy of center agency.

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