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Competitions: Editor's Pick, 25.09.13

British ideas in demand inside China’s Sichuan Province, a new entrance to a Moscow Skyscraper and residential masterplan in London. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

[Interested parties have until 13 October to register] British ‘creative ideas’ are now in demand inside Sichuan Province, China. British talent from design, planning, and creative companies to ‘rejuvenate’ the historical elements of the 2,000 year old regional capital city Chengdu. Intend to produce a complex based around culture and tourism, a site estimated at 333,330m2 with a £357,400,000 budget has been allocated with work on site expected to begin 2014, completion following inside a four year period. A future ‘Iconic site’ for the city, British thinkers are now asked to prepare preliminary ideas on the local culture and traditions in relation to space planning and the built environment.

[Submissions are due 15 November] The Hotel Ukraina in Moscow has begun a two stage international contest to design a new entrance to the heritage site skyscraper. Built in 1957 with over 1,000 rooms and renovated in 2010, design teams are now called on to propose a response sensitive to the Moscow context while acting as the hotel’s new facade and ‘business card’. Each team to reach stage two will receive £6,200; with the winner then invited to negotiations with the client. Entries are welcome in English or Russian.


[Tenders are due 14 October] Circle Housing Group is now calling for master planning teams to come forward with ‘strong and positive visions’ for three locations inside London’s Borough of Merton. Estates selected are the High Path, Ravensbury and the Eastfields Estates totalling in excess of 600 properties with associated infrastructure and green spaces to be renewed or deigned through the works. A contract value has been set at £1,200,000 for the successful team.

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