The members of the jury will meet to choose the winner and finalists among eight participants who presented the landscape and architectural concepts of the project and were selected according to the results of the first stage of the competition. The results of the meeting will be announced at a press conference on September 18. Information about the time of the event is to be announced soon.
The eight participants included are:
— Studio 44, Saint Petersburg, Russia (together with West 8, the Netherlands);
— Agence Ter, France (with Philippe Rahm architects, Carlo Ratti Associati, Setec, Avesta, Aetc & Concepto);
— Bjarke Ingels Group, the USA;
— JV Vogt, Switzerland (together with Herzog & de Meuron);
— Kengo Kuma and Associates, Japan;
— Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, France (together with Meganom, Moscow, Russia).
— Khvoya (Needles), Saint Petersburg, Russia (together with Miles & Yards, Saint Petersburg, Russia);
— Praxys Paysage & territoire, France (together with KATARSIS Architects, Saint Petersburg, Russia).
The jury of the competition for the meeting on September 16−17:
Chief Architect of Saint Petersburg, Chairman of the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, Russia
Architectural historian, Art History PhD, Honored Cultural Worker of the Russian Federation, Russia
Honored Architect of the Russian Federation, President of the Saint Petersburg Union of Architects, Russia
Member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Artists of Russia, Member of the Union of German Architects (BDA), member of the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture and Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Russia
Director of the Legacy of Baron Stieglitz Foundation, author of the idea and organiser of the Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival, Member of the Association of Landscape Architects of Saint Petersburg (SPBOLA), Member of the Guardian Council for Historical Gardens and Parks, Member of the Society for Russian Manor House Studies (OIRU), Russia
YURI ZEMTSOV (in an advisory capacity)
Distinguished Architect of the Russian Federation, active member of MAAM, professor at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, member of the Secretariat of the Saint Petersburg Union of Architects and the Union of Architects of Russia
Formerly UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture and Professor of Urban Planning and Conservation at the Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV). Special Advisor, ICCROM. Senior Advisor, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Italy
Botanist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, inventor of a modern vertical hydroponic garden, France
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP Institute), Germany
Landscape architect, co-founder and Managing Partner of Topotek 1, Germany
Landscape architect, urban planner, founder of Ken Smith Workshop, USA
Landscape architect, representative of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Switzerland
LAWRENCE BARTH (in an advisory capacity)
Professor of Urbanism at the Graduate School of the Architecture Association, London; alternate representative of the UIA, United Kingdom
GIOVANNA CARNEVALI (in an advisory capacity)
PhD Architect, strategic designer consultant, Executive Director of Urban Planning in NEOM, Italy
The selection process and concept evaluation are in line with the recommendations of The International Union of Architects (UIA) and UNESCO. The competition is also supported by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), the Russian and St. Petersburg Unions of Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).