The Serp & Molot competition was organised in two rounds. Last November the participants of the second round were chosen: LDA Design (UK), Ateliers lion Associés (France), Mega Project (Russia), De Architecten Cie. (Netherlands) and MVRDV (Netherlands). The winner was selected by an international jury consisting of leading experts in the fields of urban planning, infrastructure and landscaping from Russia, Denmark, the USA, France, Spain, Japan and Germany.
For this competition MVRDV lead a consortium consisting of Proektus (Moscow) and Laplab (Rotterdam). MVRDV has worked on a number of urban regeneration schemes in which the history of the place is translated into a contemporary plan. Aspects of the traditional European city such as green public spaces and intimate streets are also introduced in MVRDV’s other projects such as ZAC Bastide Niel in Bordeaux and a port transformation in Caen, Normandy.