coziness valley

«Coziness valley» is an open international architectural competition

Submission: September 25, 2020
Registration: September 10, 2020
Language: English, Russian
Location: Murmansk, Russia
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


«Coziness valley» is an open international architectural competition focused on Coziness valley park area development. The competition is jointly organized by the Government of the Murmansk region and the “Center for Urban Development of the Murmansk Region” ANO, and is considered one of the most ambitious competitive projects aimed at comprehensive development and improvement of the region.


Developing of architectural concept for Coziness valley park zone located between Lomonosov and Morskaya streets, Lyzhny passage and Kolsky avenue in the city of Murmansk, Russia.

The participants are faced with a challenge of transforming the Coziness Valley into a significant public space adapted to polar climate, as well as identifying the main vectors for the development of the territory for the immediate future.


International, one-stage, open.

The competition is held for two categories of participants: students and professionals.

Participation is open for

  • russian and foreign professional teams with more than 3 years of experience in the field of architecture, design, development of public spaces, commercial and residential real estate, master planning.
  • student teams currently studying and/or with less than 3 years of work experience. Each student team is allowed to have a supervisor.

The maximum allowed number of participants in one team is 5. One team cannot submit more than one project.


According to the results of competition, three winners and five honorable mentions in each category will be determined: students and professionals.

First prize Winner in the professional category will participate in project implementation.

Competition area

The projected area is located in the south of Murmansk, the largest city in the world beyond the Arctic Circle.

The competition area is part of the sports and recreation complex “Coziness Valley” and is a park zone with an area of approximately 23.38 hectares.

The eastern part of the Coziness Valley is a complex of sports facilities, cross-country and ski tracks, as well as an undeveloped forest in the Pervomaisky district of the city of Murmansk.

The western part where the competition area is located, is a park zone between Lomonosov and Morskaya streets, Lyzhny passage and Kolsky avenue.

The Coziness Valley is crucial in the further development of the urban space of Murmansk, as it is connecting the northern and southern parts of the city, and also connects Murmansk with the city of Kola: the satellite city of Murmansk and the historic center of the Kola Peninsula.

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