Museum and Educational Centre of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation acting within the framework of the Cooperation agreement concluded between the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University announces the International Architectural Design Competition for the Museum and Educational Centre of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) that starts on October 18, 2012. The Competition provides for the design of a new Museum and Educational Centre with a total area of 35,000 square meters on the new territory of the Moscow State University.
The deadline for registration and submitting the Applications is November 19, 2012.
In 2010, a project was launched to renovate Moscow Polytechnic Museum, one of the largest in the world and one of the oldest technical museums in Russia. In 2011, Event Communications Ltd. developed the Polytechnic Museum’s makeover and development concept. In 2013, the historic building will be closed for reconstruction. The development concept includes construction of a new Musem and Educational Centre of the Moscow Polytechnic Museum and the Moscow State University. The Museum and Educational Centre is envisaged as a meeting point for the Russian and international scientific community. This will help it to keep abreast of time and ensure that its exhibits, educational programmes and interaction with the visitors are up to the mark. The new building will provide access to the public displays of the Polytechnic Museum for the interested visitors. As a true world-class educational hub, the Centre will enrich Moscow’s cultural landscape. It will embrace an Science-Art Gallery designed to become a hi-tech dynamic environment for temporary exhibitions related to the pressing science and social issues, a Science Movie Theatre, a Science Media Centre and so on.
The Project objective is to create a Museum and Educational Centre for demonstrating most recent scientific and technological discoveries using state-of-the-art multimedia technologies, for accommodating multiple displays and exhibitions as well as for conducing scientific educational programmes.
The Museum and Educational Centre should accommodate around 1,370,000 visitors annually, including 50,000 people from the ‘direct audience’ – 40,000 university students and 10,000 university staff from different faculties and schools of the Moscow State University.
Who is invited to participate?
Technically competent and professional russian and international architectural practices that have strong experience in producing design and design documentation, leading construction (reconstruction) works for museums, exhibition complexes, cultural and educational facilities of gross area not less than 10,000 square meters, having allowance to produce design documentation in Russia.
If the foreign company does not have a valid allowance on the territory of the Russian Federation, it is possible to form the consortium with a Russian partner, having such an allowance.
The Competition comprises two stages.
On the first stage, the Jury makes shortlist of six Participants who have passed the qualification based on the Competition applications provided, and who are supposed to conclude the Agreement for architectural concept design, i.e. competition projects.
The shortlisted teams will be asked to produce an architectural concept design. Before that, the Participants will be invited to attend an introductive workshop along with site visit. A comprehensive brief will be issued to these teams, as well as detailed information about the site.
On the second stage, the Jury together with the Board of trustees selects the Winner who is supposed to conclude the Agreement for development of the design documentation for the Museum and Educational Centre.
On the first stage of the Competition, each Applicant will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Applicant’s experience in the development of design documentation and implementation of projects related to museums, exhibitions, culturally significant projects and educational facilities – 30 points
• Applicant’s experience in the development of design documentation and implementation of projects on the territory of the Russian Federation – 20 points
• Applicant’s profile (information of the company size, company age, financial performance etc.) – 30 points
• Applicant’s team composition, experience and qualification of each team member gained from projects with similar requirements – 20 points
The remuneration of 30,000 Euro will be awarded to each of the participants of the second stage of the Competition (including all applicable taxes).
Each participant will be also entitled for reimbursement of travel and living expenses calculated on the basis of flying in economy class and staying at 4 stars hotel.
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