International Open Design Competition

The city of Lviv (Ukraine), together with the Center for Urban History of East-Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine) and “Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv”. Ukrainian-German cooperation project implemented by the Lviv City Council and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, announces the International Open Design Competition for the Open Spaces of Bernardine Monastery Complex in Lviv, Ukraine.

Individuals and teams of professionals and/or students in the fields of architecture, landscape design and/or urban planning from around the world are invited to create a design for the public open spaces in and around the Bernardine Monastery complex, located in the inner city of Lviv, Ukraine:
– that reflects the historical, spatial, social and environmental characteristics of the area;
– that preserves the unique existing characteristics of each of the open spaces and develop their qualities with new treatments and elements;
– that creates a unifying concept for the site as a whole and incorporate it into the existing urban context;
– that enhances the site’s potential as a public recreational amenity.


Registration opens: June 29, 2012
Questions close: August 17, 2012
Answers to questions: August 31, 2012
Submissions close: October 3, 2012


First Prize: €3000, Second Prize: €2000, Third Prize: €1000, two honorable mentions €600 


There is no entry fee, but competitors are to register with the organizers by email at

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