From 3–4 February in, the International Jury of the Competition for Landscape Architectural Concepts for Tuchkov Buyan Park Met in Saint Petersburg. Representatives of the city administration, experts in historical heritage preservation and the best landscape architects in the world reviewed 229 applications from 50 countries around the world.
The eight competitors selected were:
— Agence Ter (France) with Philippe Rahm architectes (France), Carlo Ratti Associati, Setec, Avesta, Aetc & Concepto ;
— Bjarke Ingels Group, (United States) with BuroHappold NYC;
— Kengo Kuma and Associates (France) with Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, BuroHappold Central Europe;
— Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (France) with Meganom (Russia, Moscow), Orchestra design (Russia, Saint Petersburg), Unidraft, HPBS, Mobility in Chain, Ernst&Young ;
— Studio 44 (Russia, Saint Petersburg) and West 8 (Netherlands);
— Vogt (Switzerland) and Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland) with ARUP.
According to the competition terms, two of the eight competitors are teams of emerging professionals:
— Chvoya (Russia, Saint Petersburg), KARAVAN landskapsarkitekter (Sweden) and Miles & Yards (Russia, Saint Petersburg);
— Praxys paysage & territoire (France) and KATARSIS Architects (Russia, Saint Petersburg).