Results of the contest for development of Yerevan-based multifunctional complex

25.02.2012 09:54

On December 21, 2010, Property Development Company CJSC, a member of Ameria Group of Companies, announced a contest for the development of the architectural concept of a multifunctional complex to be built at the intersection of V. Sargsyan, Deghatan and Khorenatsi streets in Yerevan. The results of the tender were summed up on March 14.
Since the community pays close attention to any issue related to the urban appearance and architecture, Ameria Group highlights importance of public awareness of all related steps and will keep the community informed on further developments.
16 participation applications with interesting and diverse architectural solutions were received. All of them have been exhibited at the lobby of the Union of Architects and will be displayed until March 31 this year.
The jury evaluating the works was comprised of prominent local and foreign architects and construction specialists, as well as officials concerned, in particular:
• Mr. Mkrtich Minasyan, Chairman of the Republic of Armenia Union of Architects (chairman of the jury)
• Mr. Michael Hasratyan, Chief Architect of Yerevan
• Mr. Narek Sargsyan, Republic of Armenia Deputy Minister of Urban Construction
• Ms. Arevik Samuelyan, Republic of Armenia Deputy Minister of Culture
• Mr. Levon Vardanyan, Chairman of the All-Armenian Association of Architects and Construction Engineers
• Mr. Hrachya Poghosyan, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of Urban Construction and Land Allotment under the Yerevan City Hall
• Mr. Gagik Galstyan, Chairman of the Republic of Armenia Union of Builders
• Mr. Alain Daronian, an international expert and architect from France
• Mr. Tim Flynn, an international expert and architect from UK
• Mr. Andrew Wixom, a technical consultant from the USA
• Mr. Tigran Jrbashyan, Development Director at Ameria Group of Companies
• Mr. Artashes Kazakhetsyan, Director of Property Development Company CJSC

For an objective and unbiased assessment of the applicants, all the works were submitted to the jury members without disclosing the names of participants. After detailed study of each work, the jury members opened the sealed envelopes with the results of the competition in the presence of the contest participants.

After numerous discussions the jury decided not to award the first prize.

The second prize was awarded to Arch Coop Architectural Studio (director: Garegin Yeghoyan, authors group: Garegin Yeghoyan, Arsen Karapetyan).

The third prize was awarded to Armproject OJSC Architectural Studio of Sargis Sardaryan (authors group: Sargis Sardaryan, Ruzanna Mamyan, Ani Veranyan, Anahit Hayrapetyan).

Besides the grand prizes, the jury decided to promote the participants who demonstrated the fourth and the fifth best results, with incentive prizes.
Yerevanproject CJSC (director: Sirekan Ohanyan, authors group: Gagik Hovhannisyan, Tigran Hakobyan) won the fourth incentive prize.
The fifth incentive prize was awarded to Ket Architect CJSC (architects: Sona Manukyan, Ani Avagyan, Narek Torosyan, Derenik Baghramyan, Onik Minasyan, Meruzhan Minasyan, constructor: Vrezh Asatryan).
Today, on March 25, 2011, an award ceremony was held at the building of the Union of Architects to award the winners of contest for the development of architectural concept of the multifunctional complex to be built at the intersection of V. Sargsyan, Deghatan and Khorenatsi streets. The jury awarded certificates and money prizes to all the winners.
With no first prize available, the jury made a decision to increase the amount of the winning prizes out of the first prize money. Thus, the jury awarded the following prizes:
• II prize – 2,500,000 Armenian drams
• III prize – 1,500,000 Armenian drams
• Two incentive prizes of 750,000 Armenian drams each

Ameria Group expresses many thanks to all the contest participants for interesting concepts and fresh ideas. All of them will be thoroughly reviewed. Ameria Group will continuously inform the community of all the developments and updates in relation to the multifunctional complex construction.