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IAKOV CHERNIKHOV INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME

PRIZE GOALS

Stimulation of creative architectural work aimed at solving current social and cultural problems on the basis of humanistic principles in the art of architecture;

Support of experimental, educational and research works in the field of innovative architecture and town planning.

The Iakov Chernikhov Prize is awarded every two years to young masters of contemporary architecture for the best architectural concept (designs, buildings, experimental works, architectural fantasies, sketches). The idea should combine an innovative response to our time and simultaneously offer a professional challenge to the future. A jury consisting of authoritative international architects will select the winner from among the nominees chosen by an international committee of the experts.

Age requirement for nomination — 44.

To participate the Nominants invited by Iakov Chernikhov Prize Experts should provide their portfolio. It’s obligatory for the 1st slide of it to contain the Nominant’s portrait, CV and  and artistic credo. As for the rest sildes the projects should be orginized on the following principle: first concepts, then unrealised works and finally built ones. The portfolio prefered formats are pdf, pptx, ppt. E-mail: info@icif.ru

The Iakov Chernikhov Prize used to include EUR 50 000 and the medal with the image of the stamp of the «Scientific research laboratory of architectural forms and methods of graphic arts» established by Iakov Chernikhov. Due to the current economic difficulties in Russia and thesuspension of sponsorship revenues needed for the formation of the finance for the foundation activities, the ICIF Board of directors has to announce that from the current selection of the nominants for the «Challenge of Time», the foundation will not be able to collect and deliver the financial component of the Prize. Instead, ICIF will deliver to the Prize Winner a genuine ORIGINAL WORK by Yakov Chernikhov from its own collection.

THE PRIZE IS CONDUCTED WITH PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT OF:

  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • International Academy of Architecture (IAA)
  • International Academy of Architecture in Moscow
  • Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences
  • Union of Russian Architects (URA)
  • Union of Russian Designers (URD)
  • Union of Moscow Architects (UÌÀ)

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME 2006

Curators: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (UK)

Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and furniture. Best known for her seminal built works (Vitra Fire Station, Land Formation-One, Bergisel Ski-Jump, Strasbourg Tram Station, the Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, the Hotel Puerta America (interior) in Madrid, the Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen, and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research.

Patrik Schumacher, Dr.Phil. Dipl.Ing. ARB, RIBA

Patrik Schumacher has been a designer at Zaha Hadid Architects since 1988. He is a director and senior designer of the Practice as well as a co-author and project partner on a series of major projects like the Centre of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome and the Central Building for the new BMW factory in Leipzig. He is registered with the Architect’s Registration Board, and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Currently Patrik Schumacher is tenured Professor at Innsbruck University.

Experts: Alexandre Lenoir (Mexico), Andreas Ruby (Germany), Erick van Egeraat (the Netherlands), Detlef Mertins (Canada), Kjetil Thorsen (Norway), Kazuyo Sejima (Japan), Marco Casamonti (Italy), Kristine Feireiss (Germany), Roger Riewe (Austria), Elia Zenghelis (the Netherlands), Sand Helsel (Australia), Peter Cook (UK), Thom Mayne (USA), Semra Ondes (Turkey), William McDonald (USA), Irina Korobina (Russia), Eduard Kubensky (Russia).

Jury: Elia Zenghelis (the Netherlands), Deyan Sudjic (UK), George Stanishev (Bulgaria), Andrey Chernikhov (Russia).

Laureates: Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara, DOGMA (Italy/the Netherlands).

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME 2008

Curators: Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio (USA).

Experts: Peter Eisenman (USA), Tarek Naga (USA), Thomas Leeser (USA), Mark Wigley (USA), Sylvia Lavin (USA), Michael Bell (USA), Barry Bergdoll (USA), Hitoshi Abe (Japan), David D’Heilly (Japan), Qingyun Ma (China), Hans-Ulrich Obrist (UK), Werner Sobek (Germany), Stefano Boeri (Italy), Helle Juul (Denmark), Zvi Efrat (Israel), Adam Budak (Austria/Poland), Lillo Popov (Bulgaria), Eugene Asse (Russia), Dmitry Fesenko (Russia), Boris Erofalov (Ukraine).

Jury: Elizabeth Diller (USA), Ricardo Scofidio (USA), Makoto Sei Watanabe (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), George Stanishev (Bulgaria), Totan Kuzembaev (Russia), Andrey Chernikhov (Russia).

Laureate: Junya Ishigami (Japan).

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME 2010

Curator: Stefano Boeri (Italy)

Experts: Tom Kovac (Australia), Yuri Mamlin (Belarus), Boris Shkolnikov (Belarus), Horacio Torrent (Chile), Yung Ho Chang (China), Igor Kovacevic (Czech Republic), Bjarke Ingels (Denmark), Didier Fiuza Faustino (France), Juergen Mayer H. (Germany), Gary Chang (Hong Kong), Fabrizio Gallanti (Italy), Makoto Sei Watanabe (Japan), Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Japan), Bernard Khoury (Lebanon), Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico), Ole Bouman (the Netherlands), Kjetil Thorsen (Norway), Solano Benitez (Paraguay), Yuri Grigorian (Russia), Elena Gonsales (Russia), Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (Serbia/USA), Matuš Dulla (Slovakia), Minsuk Cho (South Korea), Peter Rich (South Africa), Xavier Costa (Spain), Emre Arolat (Turkey), Joseph Grima ( USA), Oleg Drozdov (Ukraine).

Jury: Odile Decq (France), Stefano Boeri (Italy), Gary Chang (Hong Kong, China), Rudy Ricciotti (France), George Stanishev (Bulgaria), Vyacheslav Glazychev (Russia), Andrey Chernikhov (Russia).

Laureate – Fantastic Norway (Norway).

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME 2012

Spiritual patron: Fumikhiko Maki

Experts:  John Denton (Australia), Timothy Moore (Australia), Mirko Zardini (Canada), Alejandro Aravena (Chile), Wang Lu (China), Juulia Kauste (Finland), Peter Cachola Schmal (Germany), Rahul Mehrotra (India), Kengo Kuma (Japan), Takaharu Tezuka and Yui Tezuka (Japan), Kees Christiaanse (the Netherlands), Ole Bouman (the Netherlands), Enric Ruiz-Geli (Spain), Jose Acebillo (Spain), Vicente Guallart (Spain), Barry Bergdoll (USA),    Andreas Vaa Bermann (Norway), Hege Maria Eriksson (Norway), Michel Rojkind (Mexico),    Constantin Goagea (Rumania), Alexey Muratov (Russia), Alexandr Lozhkin (Russia)

Jury: Alejandro Aravena (Chilie), Kjetil Thorsen (Norway), Eugeniy Asse (Russia)< Andrey Chernikhov (Russia), Georgy Stanishev (Bulgaria)

Laureate: Ensamble Studio (Spain)

CHALLENGE OF THE TIME 2014

Spiritual patron: Boris Groys

Experts:  David Basulto (Chilie), Robert Mull (UK), Tony Fretton (UK), Lukas Feireis (Germany), Aart Oxenaar (Netherlands), Regine Leibinger (Germany), Vladimir Frolov (Russia), Akos Morawansky (Switzerland), Greg Lynn (USA), Fabricio Gallanti (Canada), Xsinmin Fung (USA), Jacub Cigler (Czech Republic), Tess Broekmans (Netherlands), George Heintz (France), Ilya Mukosei (Russia), Camilo Garcia (Colombia), Paolo Cuchi (Malaysia), Horacio Torrent (Chilie), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain)

Jury: George Heintz (France), Sergey Choban (Russia), Vladimir Kuzmin (Russia), Andrey Chernikhov (Russia), Georgy Stanishev (Bulgary)

Laureate: Studio Anne Holtrop (Netherlands)