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Contest launched for Kaliningrad government complex

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The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has launched a design contest for a new government and cultural complex

Featuring a 1,500-capacity auditorium and 1,000m² archaeological museum – the new facility will be constructed inside the 4.5 hectare footprint of Königsberg Castle.

A fair ground, 1,000m² local history museum and 600m² temporary exhibitions space must also be included in proposals.

Partially destroyed during World War II, the historic fort was the centrepiece of the former East Prussian capital city which was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1945.

The ruins of Königsberg Castle were cleared in 1968 and an administrative building known as the ‘House of Soviets’ was erected on the site’s edge.

Designed by Yulian L Shvartsbreim, the 21-storey structure suffered multiple delays during construction and remains only partially completed today.

Open to architects and designers, the contest is organised by Heart of the City Urban Planning Bureau on behalf of the Kaliningrad Region Government and Kaliningrad City Administration.

The winning team will receive around £25,000. A second place prize worth around £13,000 and two third place prizes worth approximately £6,500 will also be awarded.

The competition languages are English and Russian and the deadline for registration is 28 May.

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