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Governor of the Sakhalin Region - сhairman of the expert council
It is important to us to create a new logistics-adjacent industry and develop the transport and logistics business. Coupled with a comfortable environment, that would make it so no one would want to leave the island – on the contrary, people from all over Russia would move there. That is what motivated the idea to build a new, environmentally clean city with modern energy-saving technologies and unmanned transport near Korsakov.


Creation of the climatic and ecological center of the Russian Federation
Сreation of a compact city, organically built into the natural ecosystem.
The formation of environmentally friendly human-scale urban development (mainly low-rise).
Adaptation to climatic challenges by planning means.
Maintaining a reasonable (environmentally sound) balance of built-up, sealed, open and green spaces.
Implementation of the principles of "LEED for neighborhood development".
An innovative multi-cultural center with comfortable urban environment
Modern digital technologies for citizens (urbantech).
Smart city economy (smart city), priority pedestrian traffic, integration into natural landscape, priority of environmentally friendly transport.
Use of renewable energy sources, energy-saving technologies, wasteless production and consumption.
Special economic zone with international law

Legal direction

International law (doing business with application of international law and legal innovations).
Simplified visa regime, programs stimulating international migration.
Special registration and implementation mode activities of residents (e-residence, registration of legal entities under foreign law jurisdiction).

Economic direction

Activities (logistics, development high-tech infrastructure for the development Arctic, bioresources, shelf, digital technologies, renewable energy, unmanned aircraft, ecotourism).
Simplified procedure for conducting and monitoring foreign trade operations.
Situational control center of the NSR +.
Scientific and Educational Center of Economics ocean "SakhalinTECH" on the basis the existing Sakhalin state university.
Innovation and technological cluster SakhalinTECH.
Educational and laboratory buildings.
Congress and exhibition center.
Modern housing stock for students and employees.
Offices and production sites high-tech companies in the urbantech field, biotech, IT, R&D.
International research laboratories in the field of ocean economics.
Multimodal international logistics center
The port city of Ecopolis will become a promising point reversal of the Northern Sea Route, due to the fact that, unlike other stopping points of the NSR, in the port Ecopolis principles will operate international law.
Introduction of smart contracts as tools multimodal logistics. Blockchain technology, as an element of quality certification.
Development of automated delivery: logistics “Last mile” in trade small-sized cargo.


942,4 hectares
of competition area
35 km
35 km from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
1 mln square meters
housing stock
SakhalinTECH students
25 000
people by 2030
15 000
new jobs opportunities


Choosing the best architectural and urban planning concept (master plan) of a new city in Sakhalin region, determining the optimal parameters and solutions for development of the new city in accordance with modern approaches to architecture, urban planning and urban technology.
■ Open;
■ International;
■ Two-stage.
Professional organizations in the field of integrated development of territories, master planning, urban planning, architecture, design, development concepts for the development of public spaces, operating on the territory of Russia and able to attract specialists in the field of economics, finance, content programming.
Based on the results of the first stage, 5 finalists will be selected based on the relevant portfolio and essay, who will be engaged in development of concepts for a new city.
Based on the results of the final Expert Council meeting, 3 best concepts identified. The winner will be author of the best bid selected Expert council of the competition.

5 finalists who will design the competition offers, remuneration is paid in the amount of  RUB 1,000,000 everyone (including all taxes and fees).

Following the meeting of the Expert Council, in accordance with distribution of prize places, additional payment will be made in the corresponding amount (including all taxes and fees):

■ 1st place - 6,000,000 rubles;
■ 2nd place - 4,000,000 rubles;
■ 3rd place - 2,000,000 rubles.
■ 4th-5th place - no additional reward  provided.

17,000,000  rub.
Total prize pool (including all taxes and fees).
  • 12.05. - 7.06.2021Acceptance of applications from participants
  • 18.05.2021The competition begins. Press-conference
  • 7.06.2021Application submission closes
  • 23.06.2021The Expert Council meeting. Selection of 5 finalists
  • 1 - 4.07.2021Moscow Urban Forum 2021: Presentation of the competition
  • 24.06.2021 - 16.09.2021Concept development by 5 finalists
  • 2 - 4.08.2021Orientation seminar for the finalist
  • 26.10.2021The Expert Council meeting. Identifying the 3 best concepts. Selection of the winner
* The schedule can be changed
Alexey Rakitsky

Minister of Architecture and Urban Development of the Sakhalin Region, Chairman of the Expert Council

Andrey Medvedev

General Director, Sakhalin Region Development Corporation

Mikhail Filyushkin

Deputy Head, Head of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Environment Competence, Regional Urban Development Center of the Sakhalin Region

Anton Finogenov

Deputy General Director of DOM.RF Foundation

Michael Geller

Architect (AIBC, FCIP RPP), Sustainability Specialist, President of The Geller Group

Guy Eames

Chairman of the Green Building Council RuGBC

Anja Sophia Ehrenfried

General Director, Citythinking by Eddea

Magali Volkwein

Director of Urban Planning, Devillers et Associes

Chen Hong

Director of Planning, Managing Director of Hangzhou Planning and Design Centre, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

* Organizer may introduce changes to the expert council
Tatiana Zhuravleva

Director of Life Quality Practices, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Gleb Vitkov

Director of the Center for Planning and Design of Infrastructure and Urban Environment, Faculty of Urban and Regional Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Mikhail Slav

Architect, Administration of Korsakov Urban District

* Organizer may introduce changes to the expert council


The Woven City, Japan

The Woven City, Japan
The Woven City concept is a completely autonomous settlement that will be initially created based on the ideas of minimum harm to the environment and maximum use of modern technologies. Using this development as an example, Toyota (the main stakeholder of the project) wants to test new solutions for urban infrastructure that could be in demand outside of Japan.

The company wants to build a city on a 70.82 hectare site near Mount Fuji. It will accommodate up to two thousand people who can live and work on Toyota projects. Construction will begin in 2021, and the Danish architectural bureau Bjarke Ingels Group will work on Woven City. Woven City will allow the people living there to explore and test autonomous vehicles, robotics, smart home technologies and AI in real-world settings.

The main building material in Woven City will be wood, blanks for construction will be produced industrially on robotic machines, but the bars are planned to be connected according to the traditional Japanese tenon method (without fasteners).

The Nye City, Denmark

The Nye City, Denmark
The eco-city is being designed in the suburb of Aarhus and covers an area of ​​2.2 km2. In an ecologically clean city, the population will be able to move along the roads only on foot and by bicycle, and a tram will be used as urban transport.

The Nye City project uses advanced waste and energy technologies. The city is based on green areas, among which there are various houses made from ecological materials with their own land plots and public spaces.

During the construction of the city of Nye, the Danes are using the most modern environmentally friendly technologies that do not harm wildlife. This approach is close to the philosophy of Denmark, where ecology has become a symbol of the national idea. The Tækker Group and nine other leading architecture firms in Denmark worked on the project.

Dongtan Eco-city, China

Dongtan Eco-city, China
The city is planned on Chongming Island, located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, where it flows into the East China Sea. Dongtan will run at the southeastern tip of the island, covering an area of ​​86 km² (8600 ha). When construction is completed in 30-40 years, an estimated 500,000 people will live in the three villages of Dongtan.

When Eco-City is built, it could provide resilience to a region suffering from high population density and severe environmental pollution. The goal is to make it as carbon neutral as possible, without waste, to protect the existing natural conditions.

Neapolis Smart EcoCity, Cyprus

Neapolis Smart EcoCity, Cyprus
The ecological project of the Mediterranean is being implemented on an area of ​​1.1 km2, the new city is designed for 130 thousand inhabitants, and can also receive up to 800 thousand tourists annually. Ecopolis is located near Paphos, 900 m from the beach and the tourist promenade with a magnificent sea view. The concept of a smart ecopolis is to develop an innovative settlement for health, culture, education and life.

The city is being built on the basis of a centralized infrastructure using ecological building technologies, intelligent engineering networks, a water conservation and waste recycling system, advanced digital technologies, a life activity system based on renewable energy sources (geothermal and solar), a local search system available in every room ... Residential buildings are located near parks, recreation and entertainment areas.

The project is being implemented in stages: the city already has a hospital with a health center and a campus of the University of Neapolis. The creation of the city is based on the principles of environmental sustainability, which should make the ecopolis the prototype of future smart cities on an international scale.

Tenga, Singapore

Tenga, Singapore
The Singapore authorities are planning to build an ecological "city of the future" Tenga. The development of the city will provide new places of residence and employment in the Western Region of Singapore. The area of ​​the city will be 7.0 km2, it is planned to build 4,200 apartments with a total population of 12.6 thousand people.

Key features of Tenga are environmental sustainability, green frame development and the use of smart technologies. The creation of neighborhoods oriented towards the forest landscape will allow residents to fully communicate with nature and enjoy its inalienable benefits.

Most residents will live within walking distance of the metro station. Given the geographical location of Singapore, addressing climate issues is a priority. With an average temperature of around 27 degrees year-round, the amount of energy needed to cool buildings in Singapore will grow 73% between 2010 and 2030, according to research. In order to reduce the growth of this indicator, giant air conditioners that will be powered by solar energy will be installed in the new eco-city. The implementation of the project will help to halve hydrocarbon emissions into the atmosphere - by 2050.