ECOPOLIS | Council Meeting

ECOPOLIS | Council Meeting


Ecopolis competition organizes a meeting to determine the winner of international competition.

On December 16 in Moscow, a meeting of the Expert Council will take place, which will determine the winner of the Open International Competition for the development of an architectural and urban planning concept for a new town in Sakhalin Region. Sakhalin Region Governor Valery Limarenko will participate.

The judging panel of the competition includes representatives of executive authorities of Sakhalin Region and Russian and international experts in the field of urban planning and architecture, as well as members of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).

The meeting will also be attended by leading architects, experts in sustainable development, environmentally friendly construction and urban planning, as well as observers from the Russian Ministry for Far East and Arctic Development, the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the Higher School of Economics.

The main goals of the new city are to meet the demand for the qualitative transformation of the regional economy, its modernization and diversification, the development of green energy, as well as the creation of a technology incubator and new industries, with subsequent replication in the territories of Sakhalin Region, the Far Eastern Federal District and the Russian Federation. The city shall become a self-sufficient economic cluster that appeals to highly-qualified specialists.

Five international consortia, including 33 companies from 6 countries – Russia, Great Britain, China, Germany, USA and Japan – had reached the final.

A consortium under the leadership of Master’s Plan LLC (Moscow, Russia).

Consortium members: SKOLKOVO Business School (Odintsovo, Russia); LDA Design Consulting (Peterborough, United Kingdom); MAP LLC (Moscow, Russia); Studiya Promyshlennogo Dizayna LLC (Moscow, Russia); Sakhalin State University Federal State-Owned Publicly-Funded Institution of Higher Education (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia); Central Siberian Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia); GK Samolet PAO (Moscow, Russia); Regional Tourism Development Center (Moscow, Russia); ALTEC LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia)

A consortium under the leadership of IND Architects LLC (Moscow, Russia).

Consortium members: Knight Frank JSC (Moscow, Russia); John Thompson & Partners (London, United Kingdom); SPI Planning Group (Offer Dialog LLC) (Vladivostok, Russia); Concrete Jungle LLC (Vladivostok, Russia); DA! Architects (Shanghai, China); HPBS (Moscow, Russia).


A consortium under the leadership of Wowhaus LLC (Moscow, Russia).

Consortium members: Thomas Stellmach Planning & Architecture (Berlin, Germany); Nomura Research Institute (Tokyo, Japan); Research and Development Institute of Ecology and the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (Tyumen, Russia).

Consortium under the leadership of Sheredega Consulting (Moscow, Russia).

Consortium members: Perkins & Will (Atlanta, USA); Brand Urban Studio (A.M. Gebelev Individual Entrepreneur) (Moscow, Russia); dot.bureau (A.A. Chadovich Individual Entrepreneur) (Moscow, Russia); Grazhdanproekt PLC (Krasnoyarsk, Russia); YOarchitects (Moscow, Russia).

Consortium headed by Novaya Zemlya LLC.

Consortium members: ITP Urbanica LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia); !Erfolg (G.A. Maltsev Individual Entrepreneur) (Moscow, Russia); Design Unit 4 LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia); Citizenstudio (D.A. Nikishin Individual Entrepreneur) (Moscow, Russia); Novadeyz LLC (Moscow, Russia); Architectural Office Practice LLC (Moscow, Russia); OTSlab LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia); Ilya Mochalov and Partners LLC (Moscow, Russia); Archifellows LLC (Moscow, Russia); Nash Gorod, Center for Urban Development (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia).

At the end of the meeting, a press conference will be held, during which the winner of the contest will be announced and the three best concepts presented.

People invited to participate in the press conference:

  • Sergey Olontsev, Deputy Head, Sakhalin Region Government;
  • Alexey Rakitsky, Minister of Architecture and Urban Development of Sakhalin Region;
  • Alexander Ivashov, Head, Korsakov Urban District;
  • Andrey Medvedev, CEO of Sakhalin Region Development Corporation JSC;
  • Sergei Georgievskii, co-founder of CENTER Group of Companies.


Time and place of the event: December 16 at 14:50 (Moscow time) in the conference hall of the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (Floor 15, East Tower, Federation Tower, 12 Presnenskaya Embankment, Moscow).

Accreditation for the event via link


If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact:

Irma Kvantaliani

Press Secretary

+7 (495) 123 45 53, ext.53

[email protected]


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