The competition is held by Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of SberbankRussia group of companies, and is supported by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Applicants are required to have expertise in masterplanning of projects measuring over 30 hectares in order to qualify. The first stage of the competition will be a qualification round to determine the 8 participants that will take part in the second stage of the competition. The qualifying participants will be selected in November 2013 by the international jury, composed of representatives of the federal and municipal governments, Russian and foreign architects and urban planners and urban planning experts. The purpose of the second stage of the competition is the development of masterplan options for Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye site.
The second stage of the contest will run until March 2014, when the participants will present their work for technical examination and evaluation by the jury. Participation in the second phase generates a reward of 200,000 euros per participant. The jury will select three of the eight submitted masterplans which will proceed to the final round when RublyovoArkhangelskoye CJSC will undertake commercial negotiations with each finalist in order to determine the design firm to be contracted to the project.