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Perm Museum XXI competition

April 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect

The Center of Contemporary Architecture (CCA) in Russia is calling for entries for the most innovative concept for new Art Museum in Perm City, Russia. In a foregoing open application procedure participants should submit their online portfolios from which CCA will select 25 architects to take part in the competition. The construction site is located in city area near the Kama riverside. The building has to be designed on highest international level, to create a significant and original as well as functional museum, which is to become the meeting and leisure point for visitors as well as inhabitants of Perm region. The gross area will be 20,000 square metres, with a functional area of 16,000 square metres. The Perm Art Gallery is one of the most important art museums in Russia and has become the most important art centre for Ural region. The collections of the gallery are representing a wide range of Russian and European art from the 15th century to the present. They contain paintings, drawings, sculptures, applied arts and folk art collections of glass, porcelain, cult bronze casts, enamel objects and numismatics. Furthermore, the gallery possesses antique ceramics, objects of ancient Egypt arts, Tibet bronzes and works of applied arts from Japan, India and China. In addition to paintings of prominent Russian artists, Perm Gallery exhibits masterpieces of Italian, Dutch and French schools from the 15th to the 18th century. But the most remarkable section is the collection of native Russian art, containing Perm wooden sculpture and icons.

The jury is comprised of Arata Isozaki, Architect, Japan; Alexandr Kudriavzev, President of the Russian Architecture Academy, Russia; Ben van Berkel, Architect, the 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; and Yurii Gnedovskyi, President of the Union of Russian Architects, Russia.

A total of $300,000 will be awarded as follows: 1st Prize is $100,000; 2nd Prize is $70,000; 3rd Prize is $50,000; and 8 Special Awards of $10,000 each.

Entrants may submit a portfolio of work done independently, as an employee or as a teacher. Students are not eligible for this competition.

The deadline for RFQ submissions to this open international competition is July 10, 2007. Finalists will be announced on July 15, 2007, and the competition brief will be available on August 10, 2007. The submission deadline is November 10, 2007.

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