Sunday, August 20, 2017

Architectural students invited to submit plans for Urals-Siberian monument

Officials in the Sverdlovsk region recently invited architectural and design students to submit plans for a monument at the Urals gateway--the border area between the Urals and Siberia.

The current monument, which many feel is outdated and obsolete, features just a small sign. Officials hope the new monument will be its own tourist attraction, enhancing tourism on the border cities of Slobodo-Turin and Tyumentsev. Additionally, a new monument could potentially benefit the cities economically by drawing fiscal sponsors to the border attraction.

Students wishing to participate in the contest should submit a drawing of their proposed monument electronically or on paper as well as brief explanation of the work by Oct. 1.

The Coordinating Council, comprised of public and local authorities from Slobodo-Turin, will vote on their favorite submission, and the winner will be announced Oct. 3.