Open International Competition for the development of the Admiral Serebryakov embankment part

01.03.2018

Finalists visit Novorossiysk and are ready to start working on business cluster concept

Finalists visit Novorossiysk and are ready to start working on business cluster concept
On February 28, an inception workshop and city tour for finalists in the Open International Competition for the development of the Admiral Serebryakov embankment part took place in Novorossiysk.   

Specialists in the fields of architecture and strategic consulting and representatives from the international consortia which have reached the final of the competition gathered in Novorossiysk to acquaint themselves with the city and its features, and to see for themselves the area for which they will be designing a development concept. They also obtained all the information they need about the conditions for creating the largest business cluster in Novorossiysk directly from experts, representatives of the project owner, and the Organizing Committee.  

Vasily Gorbunov, architect, Chairman of the Black Sea Architects Union, and Chief Architect at Art-WIND, said:

“The city needs a new lease of life to promote its growth as a center for tourism and recreation. This is necessary for both business and local residents, as it will allow us to change the course of Novorossiysk’s development. The site we are talking about is a great fit for these promising objectives. Thanks to implementation of the tourism and recreation cluster project, Novorossiysk will gain an uninterrupted public space and new jobs.”  

Valentina Kipchatova, Honored Architect of Russia and Adviser to the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, said:

“Novorossiysk is a unique city. It is one of the fastest developing areas of Krasnodar Territory and one of the few year-round populated centers, setting it apart from most Black Sea cities, which are seasonal resorts. Despite this, Novorossiysk is very underestimated as a tourist and recreational center. But it has great potential.”  

Artem Korobov, representing the project owner, said:

“In a few years, a new city center will emerge here, a point of attraction featuring public spaces, commercial areas, new business premises, and a hotel sector. We do not envisage any residential development in this area, and we are insisting that the competitors focus their attention on creating new facilities which will be attractive to residents, businesses and tourists. A particular challenge will concentrate on the organization of public spaces on the waterfront itself, so that both guests and local residents can spend as much time as possible here.”