Ecopolis “Two forests”One of the main project ideas is the infiltration of green fingers in the future eco-district. The concept involves the formation of active clusters with dense buildings, where life will be in full swing, a “clearing” with less dense buildings, and local public spaces with playgrounds and meeting places. There will be clusters, and groups of clearings, and the “fingers” are united by a long park in the region and a large green ring. The park threads sub-centers on itself at the intersection with the roads, where children’s, sports and event zones and cafes will be located, as well as a square with the main cultural center. Thus, the three elements are active clusters, the green ring and the park of the district and form the basis for the successful development of the eco-district. They protect the existing ecosystem, biodiversity and high quality of the environment.

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The Competition


The Competition aims to select an optimal concept for an eco-district in the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. The concept should reflect a new non-urban lifestyle within the city limits, and must be based on a plan with distinct individual elements that are integrated into the natural landscape as much as possible.



  • 2 August 2018Introductory webinar for participants of the contest
  • 4 July 2018The Competition begins
  • 13 August 2018Application submissions close
  • 21 August 2018Jury meeting
  • 19 September 2018Orientation seminar for the Finalists
  • 15 October 2018Concept submissions close
  • 6 November 2018
    Final Jury meeting.  Press conference 



  • Competitions

    Kazan’s New Garden City Competition. An “eco-district” Master Plan


    I.Metshin: “It must be something absolutely new, this is the project not of tomorrow but of the day after tomorrow”

  • БИЗНЕС Online

    Metshin called the finalists of the contest for development of an eco-region in Kazan to create the projects of the “day after tomorrow”.

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Diffusely integrated development

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Diffusely integrated development
  • preservation of the natural space and landscape layout (including forested areas);
  • barrier-free environment;
  • private cottage construction with the use of eco-friendly materials;
  • autonomy of the community's utility service;
  • creation of a green meditation area;
  • promotion of an active lifestyle.


  • Rustam Minnikhanov

    Rustam MinnikhanovPresident of Republic of Tatarstan, the Head of Jury

  • Irek Faizullin

    Irek FaizullinThe Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing of the Republic of Tatarstan

  • Airat Nurutdinov

    Airat NurutdinovAn assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan

  • Natalia Fishman

    Natalia FishmanAn assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan

  • Ilsur Metshin

    Ilsur MetshinThe Mayor of Kazan

  • Tatiana Prokofieva

    Tatiana ProkofievaThe chief architect of Kazan

  • Rustem Ibragimov

    Rustem IbragimovExecutive Director of RSF

  • Rauzil Khaziev

    Rauzil KhazievCEO JSC "Tatenergo"

  • Stanley Lang

    Stanley LangDirector of the international design center Turenscape International

  • Vladimir Plotkin

    Vladimir PlotkinChief architect/founding partner of CU RESERVE

  • Anton Finogenov

    Anton FinogenovGeneral Director of the Urbanica Institute of Urban Planning

  • Stanislav Guzhov

    Stanislav Guzhov Member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Development "CENTER"

  • Ganna Omelianenko

    Ganna Omelianenko Head of the Internal Expertise Department of LLC "RDTA"

  • Ilnar Akhtiamov

    Ilnar AkhtiamovDocent of KSUAE, head of studio TIArch, architect

  • Evgeniya Murinets

    Evgeniya MurinetsAdviser to the President of the Union of Architects of Russia