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15:06 | Sep 29 | 2014

Italian semi-final of OLONKHOLAND

 A joint project by Italian architect Vittorio Grassi and Yakutagropromproekt is leading in the vote count at the international concepts competition for landscape and architectural complex "Olonkholand".  Along with them there are three conceptual projects in the final.

Project manager Lena Fedorova said that the winner will be decided in November. “Drafts are under discussion now. Contestants will put their projects into shape according to comments. The main criteria are, of course, the feasibility and cost. Projects should give full scope to further growth, complex build-up and development of the city”, - commented Lena Fedorova.

Projects were put on display in the Sakha Theater, where city residents could cast their votes for one project or another. According to the results of selection the following companies came through to the finals: Vittorio Grassi and Yakutagropromproekt – 918 points; Arup and Partners – 916 points; Severny oasis and Fuksas Sakhaproekt – 904 points each.

Infrastructural works - water drainage, utility lines - will begin in 2017 as planned.