FUTURE SCHOOL FOR UKRAINE

OPEN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION

PROJECT VISION

Education cannot be put on hold without risking the future of generations.

The ``Future School for Ukraine`` project aims to support Ukrainian people facing the daunting task of rebuilding schools and reviving the education sector, heavily impacted by war.

It will provide a ready-to-implement and free-to-use adaptive technical design for building new schools across the country. The availability of such a solution will save time and financial resources and will facilitate fundraising for the recovery of Ukraine’s school system.

The Lithuanian Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid allocated €500,000 for the implementation of
the project.

More than 3,000 school buildings in Ukraine are currently severely damaged or destroyed as a result of ongoing military aggression. More than a third of Ukrainian pupils only have access to distance learning. A large number of pupils do not attend school because their safety is not guaranteed: there are no shelters. Internal migration to safer parts of the country has put the education infrastructure in less war-affected regions under severe strain, some schools operate three shifts a day. Pupils and teachers are facing the problems of emotional and psychological well-being.

The following key priorities are identified in the light of these and other challenges related to education in Ukraine:

  • Access to education;
  • Pupil and teacher safety;
  • Educational gaps due to inadequate education process;
  • Teacher burnout and pupils’ psychological well-being.

In terms of the needs of educational infrastructure which exist today and will remain in place for the near future, Ukraine will require the multi-purpose education centres in regional centres covering an area of up to 50 kilometres;

The examination of a multitude of arguments at the competition development phase has led to a decision to develop the concept of a Multifunctional Education Centre.

Multifunctional Education Centre is to accommodate around 550 children of all ages, from primary school to lyceum, with facilities for temporary accommodation for pupils and teachers, spaces for community activities and psychological rehabilitation, and a dual-use shelter.

Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design means an architectural work, a set of architectural solutions for a building design featuring maximum solutions for the site, the interior and the exterior of the building, which can be applied independently of the specific target site or location, and could be re-used, in adapted form, for multiple different locations, each time by individually integrating and adapting it to the local context.

This is an adaptive reuse architectural design competition, therefore a specific site is not provided at the competition stage. In order to identify the volumetric and spatial adaptability of the proposals and the outdoor area solutions, three hypothetical sites with different characteristics are provided in the procurement documentation.

A team, entering the competition, will be required to have at least 1 architect, who has a right to practice in Ukraine and at least 1 architect, who has a right to practice outside Ukraine.

To facilitate the partner-finding process for the competition, we invite you to register at ARCH-E (digital European Platform for Architectural Design Competitions), so that possible partners from Ukraine (or outside Ukraine) would find you more easily.

Please note that registration is limited to natural persons, but you may register as a representative of your office.

Kindly note that registration at ARCH-E is not mandatory to participate in the “Future School for Ukraine” competition.

WINNERS

The winners will be announced after the jury meeting and the completion of procurement procedures, tentatively in mid-summer.

ENTRIES

15 entries were submitted to the open architectural competition FUTURE SCHOOL FOR UKRAINE and met the technical submission requirements.

We invite you to explore them by clicking this link to the page Entries >>>

PRIZE MONEY

The following prize money shall be paid to the winners of the first, second and third places of the Competition:

1st prize

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+ procurement contract.
Total procurement budget: €300,000.

2nd prize

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+ entries will be added to a list of potential designs for potential investors or financial donors interested in restoring Ukraine’s educational infrastructure.
It's anticipated that more architectural ideas from the competition could also attract additional funding for their development, thus expediting the restoration process.

3rd prize

0

+ entries will be added to a list of potential designs for potential investors or financial donors interested in restoring Ukraine’s educational infrastructure.
It's anticipated that more architectural ideas from the competition could also attract additional funding for their development, thus expediting the restoration process.

HOW TO APPLY: COMPETITION TERMS

Competition published in Central Public Procurement Information System (CVP IS)

Preliminary Competition Calendar

Deadline for submission of project proposals: 2024-05-31, 10 AM (GMT+2)

Exhibition of the project proposals is foreseen for June 2024

Announcement of competition results is foreseen for July 2024

 

Competition documents

You can find the official announcement of the competition in the Central Public Procurement Information System (CVP IS) here.

You can download the competition documents (in English) by clicking here.

Submission of project proposals

Instruction on how to submit a proposal (PDF, 800KB)

Projects must be submitted by 2024-05-31, 10 AM (GMT+2)

online

at the Central Public Procurement Information System (CVP IS) here

and must be delivered (Envelope 3) before the deadline to

Lithuanian Architects’ Union, Kalvarijų st. 1, 09310 Vilnius, Lithuania

EVALUATION JURY OF THE COMPETITION

Anna Novosad, Co-founder of SavED, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine 2019-2020

Artūras Žarnovskis, Chairman of the Jury, Co-create Future of Ukraine program manager, CPMA, Lithuania

Mustafa-Masi Nayyem, Head of Agency for Restoration, Ukraine

Carl Backstrand, Architect, Sweden

Helena Sandman, Architect, Finland

Rolandas Palekas, Architect, Lithuania

Viktorija Blažienė, Architect, Lithuania

Viktor Zotov, Architect, Ukraine

Anna Novosad
Anna Novosad
Co-founder of SavED, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine 2019-2020
Anna Novosad is a Ukrainian expert in education policy. In 2019-2020 Ms Novosad served as Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine. Before the ministerial position, she used to serve in various positions at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. As Minister Anna contributed to and led the comprehensive school reform in Ukraine, as well as was a leader of the higher education funding reform.
Currently, Anna leads the international charitable foundation savED which aims to restore access to education in Ukraine despite the devastating consequences of the Russian full-scale aggression. So far, the fund helped over 40,000 children return to studies.
Artūras Žarnovskis
Artūras Žarnovskis
Chairman of the Jury, Co-create Future of Ukraine program manager, CPMA, Lithuania
Artūras oversees the implementation of Lithuania-funded and multilateral projects in Ukraine's recovery since 2014. Even before Russia's full-scale invasion, he led a Lithuania-funded reconstruction of a school project in Avdiivka, Eastern Ukraine, where Russia 'set free' 700 Ukrainian children from their right to study. Under Artūras supervision „Ruta“ kindergarten in Irpin, damaged 75 %, was rebuilt in 8 months. All documentation and project phases can be traced by anyone interested in digital system DREAM. Another major project - the restoration of a school in Borodyanka for 700 children is approaching completion in March 2024. From January 2024 CPVA implements the EU-Lithuanian initiative on building shelters for schools in the frontlines. Other CPVA projects are focused on the recovery of education infrastructure, critical social infrastructure, and civil demining.
Carl Backstrand
Carl Backstrand
Architect, Sweden
Architect; Partner, deputy CEO at White Arkitekter. “White Arkitekter” awarded by Dezeen.com with the title Dezeen Architect of the Year 2023 for being “a leading voice in the drive towards more sustainable buildings”.
Helena Sandman
Helena Sandman
Architect, Finland
Architect, D.A., currently a visiting lecturer at Illinois University. Focusing on empathic design and impactful architecture. She is the owner of Helena Sandman Ltd., partner at Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects and Leapfrog Projects, and co-founder of Ukumbi NGO providing architectural services to communities in need. She and her colleagues have been honoured with both national and international prestigious awards and have been published and exhibited widely, e.g. the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Rolandas Palekas
Rolandas Palekas
Architect, Lithuania
Architect, professor at Vilnius TECH University (Lithuania). Founder of Paleko ARCH studija, with a portfolio of buildings of various scale and function, including Vilnius University library, and complex of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Recipient of the National Award of Art and Culture of Lithuania.
Viktorija Blažienė
Viktorija Blažienė
Architect, Lithuania
Viktorija is an architect and CEO at 2L ``Architects & Engineers`` company. They are one of the most experienced architectural firms in Lithuania, specializing in the design of modern educational buildings such as schools and kindergartens, encompassing both reconstructions and new constructions. Currently, they are working on a new school and kindergarten project in Bucha, Ukraine. Their motto is ``We believe in agile architecture.``
Viktor Zotov
Viktor Zotov
Architect, Ukraine
Architect, founder of the studio ``ZOTOV&CO`` in 2004 in Kyiv.
Experience of cooperation with BIG (DK), MAXWAN (NK), EM2N (CH), JWA (AT), Transsolar (DE), KS – Ingenieure (AT), Taller 301(CL), Architectural Prescription (NL) and others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the organizers of the competition provide or help to find a partnering side (Ukrainian or foreign) to participate in the competition?

The Contracting Authority is not organizing the partners search; therefore, participants are responsible for finding partners. To facilitate the partner-finding process for the competition, we invite you toregister at ARCH-E (digital European Platform for Architectural Design Competitions), so that possible partners from Ukraine (or outside Ukraine) would find you more easily. Please note that registration is limited to natural persons, but you may register as a representative of your office. Kindly note that registration at ARCH-E is not mandatory to participate in the “Future School for Ukraine” competition.

What contract should be signed between the legal entity that is the executor of the works and second certified architect/ collaborating partners for the Competition?

Suppliers (collaborating partners for the Competition) have the autonomy to select their preferred form of collaboration and engagement in the procurement process, whether it be through joint ventures or subcontracting, or relying on the capacity of other economic operators.

What are the qualification requirements for collaborating partners for the Competition?

As stated in Sub-paragraph 8.1.3 of Procurement Conditions, the qualification requirement for suppliers is to have at least 1 (one) professional, licensed to practice architecture in Ukraine. The documents required to demonstrate compliance with this requirement are a certificate, diploma, license, etc., attesting the right of the proposed professional to practice architecture.

Please note that a university diploma in architecture studies or a higher qualification that matches a license granting the right to engage in architectural design activities as the appropriate qualification is sufficient for the competition phase. Please also note that before signing the contract, the successful tenderer will be required to provide the relevant license (s) for the design of the relevant category of works in Ukraine for the specialist(s) to be engaged. Please also note that before signing the contract, the successful tenderer will be required to provide the relevant license (s) for the design of the relevant category of works in Ukraine for the specialist(s) to be engaged.

How the competition proposal should be submitted?

To participate in the competition please register in the Central Public Procurement Information System (CVP IS) following the guide on How to register in CVPIS (PDF,350KB),  then submit your proposal by May 31st, 2024 10 a.m. (Lithuania time) which must consist from the documents to be submitted electronically via CVP IS; AND documents to be submitted physically which must be delivered (Envelope 3) before the deadline to the address: Lithuanian Architects’ Union, Kalvarijų st. 1, 09310 Vilnius, Lithuania. For detailed guidance on the submission please follow Instruction on how to submit a proposal (PDF, 800KB).

Other questions

Please find other questions submitted and answers published on CVP IS: Answers to the questions.

Please be advised that the deadline for submitting questions is April 30, 2024. After this date, we will not be able to accept any further inquiries regarding this matter.

NEB Lab

The initiative „Future school for Ukraine“ became an inspiration and the pilot project for a new

New European Bauhaus Laboratory PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UKRAINE

Visit official website of the NEB LAB PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UKRAINE

 

AIMS of the NEB LAB PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UKRAINE

– to establish a hub of professional knowledge, and incubator for case studies, paving a

way for democratic, open, transparent, quality-oriented processes to obtain the best design and

implementation schemes for the public infrastructure in Ukraine.

– to connect Ukrainians (who need public infrastructure) and Europeans (who are willing to

donate or contribute) stakeholders

 

The Lab will explore and adapt the lessons and experiences of different methods of getting the

best design for a public object in Ukraine.

Relevant lessons learned (based on evaluation of the case studies) would end up as

recommendations for local and State administration to amend Ukrainian legislation, to ensure

quality processes and results when rebuilding public infrastructure in Ukraine.

What is New European Bauhaus ?

What is New European Bauhaus Laboratory ?

 

Contact us:

Coordinator of the NEB LAB Rūta Leitanaitė, [email protected]

CONSORTIUM of the NEB LAB PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UKRAINE

Coordinators:

NEB community members:

Architects Association of Lithuania (AAL)

Architects Council of Europe (ACE)

Ro3kvit Urban Coalition for Ukraine

NEB friends:

Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

– State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Central Projects Management Agency of Lithuania

Partners:

– BKZT (Austria) – CREA CULT project “ARCH-E

News

Announcement of a Provisional Ranking of the “Future School for Ukraine” Competition Proposals

The architectural competition “Future School for Ukraine” has reached its prefinal stage. Following the submission of proposals from architectural teams, an exhibition showcasing project designs was held in Vilnius at the National Gallery of Art in June. The Evaluation Jury convened on June 14 and 15 to establish a provisional ranking of the project design […]

Future School for Ukraine exhibition highlighted in the premiere screening of “We are U”

Ambassadors, educators, business and NGOs representatives, attended the premiere screening of the documentary “We Are U,” organized by the Central Project Management Agency (CPVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. The event provided guests with first-hand insights from the film’s main heroes and its creators. The screening was part of the Lithuanian initiative […]

Future School for Ukraine Endorsed by EC President

Lithuania’s CPMA and Lithuanian Architect’s Union presented the “Future School for Ukraine” at the #NewEuropeanBauhaus Festival. At the opening of the festival in Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen endorsed Lithuania’s “Future School for Ukraine” as one of the impactful initiatives reshaping Ukraine’s and European landscape. “What started as a small project three years ago has […]

CONTACTS

All inquiries regarding the competition's terms and conditions, as well as technical information, must be submitted through the CVP IS system after registration. Only registered participants will have access to all questions and answers.

For donors and partners

Artūras Žarnovskis

CO-CREATE FUTURE OF UKRAINE PROGRAM MANAGER

Tel. no.: +370 659 84642

E-mail: [email protected]

Participation and project related questions

Mariana Varkaliene

FUTURE SCHOOL FOR UKRAINE PROJECT MANAGER

Tel. no.: +370 64912642

E-mail: [email protected]

Communication and media

Polina Soroka

CO-CREATE FUTURE OF UKRAINE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Tel. no.: +37061026549

E-mail: [email protected]

Competition curator

Rūta Leitanaitė

Lithuanian Union of Architects

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Tel. no.: +370 615 72309

E-mail: [email protected]

Competition coordinator

Rokas Kilčiauskas

Lithuanian Union of Architects

ARCHITECT

Tel. no.: +37061231109

E-mail: [email protected]

Dear Participants, please note that all enquiries are sent through the CVP IS only, failure to receive timely replies or clarifications will result in the rejection of your proposal and will prevent you from participating in the competition.

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