derbent spiritual centre

Derbent Spiritual Center

Submission: December 20, 2021
Registration: October 18, 2021
Language: English / Russian
Location: Derbent, Dagestan, Russian Federation
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Professional


A unique opportunity to take part in the design of a monumental scale project of a universal spiritual and cultural value. The project consists of the following elements: Central Cathedral Mosque, Russian Orthodox Church, Synagogue, Conference Hall, Museum, Library, Landscaped Park.

The project is to be built on a central site of approximately 25 hectares. The site is located in a dominant location within a newly planned quarter of the City, located to the south of historical center.

The main building in the Spiritual Center will be the “Motherhood Tears” central cathedral mosque, with an indoor capacity of approximately 9000 worshippers. The Spiritual Center will also include a Russian Orthodox Church and a Synagogue for approximately 900 worshippers each.

In addition to the religious buildings, the Spiritual Center will include social and cultural use buildings including a conference center, a library, a museum, and other related uses, in a suitably landscaped park setting, symbolizing the tie between the holy and the secular.


Architects and architectural firms with a proven record of experience in religious and/or cultural public buildings of no less than 10 years may take part in this competition.


First Stage Submission
An amount of  60% of the total  prize fund will be shared equally between the six finalists participating in the first submission.

Second Stage Submission
A further amount of 40%  of the total prize will be awarded to the winner of the First Stage, as remuneration for completion of the second stage submission.

The amount of the prize fund and and details of the minimum requirements for the deliverables  in the competition , will be shared with the prequalified applicants in the short list.


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Date: September 22, 2021