Bering Strait Project

International Ideas Competition

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iscrizioni entro 24/03/09 | consegna entro 26/05/09

The Bering strait is the place where the barrier of time, space, history and ideology are revealed most dramatically. The goal of the project is to build a bridge or a tunnel bridging the gap of space and time, to lay a world highway running from London to New York, from the Cape of Good Hope to Santiago. Eventually, it aims to remove the barrier of human race, culture, religion, and nations by letting this obstructed way flow and to bring peace to the world.

Bering Strait Project This project is a dream project attempting to connect two continents. In a wide sense, it includes building a tunnel or a bridge at both ends of the strait, extending an existing railways of the United States and Russia, and laying a world highway around the coasts of the world, which require a massive amount of construction.

Once the connection is made, the railway will go through both Uelen of Russia and Cape Prince of Wales of the United States linking the North American Rail System. A new highway will link the existing coastal highway of Uelen - Dezhnev - Tunytlino at Russia and Wales - Tin City - York at the United States.

The scope of the competition includes:

  • A design proposal of a peace park with a bridging structure using the two islands, Big Diomede and Little Diomede at the Bering Strait to symbolize the continuation of two continents.
  •  An idea proposal of how to connect two continents.

the competition is open to students, architects and other professionals wordlwide:


Professional category is open to all licensed architects worldwide, groups of architects, or teams of multi-disciplinary professionals including urban designers, landscape architects and engineers with a licensed architect as team leader.


Student category is open to an architectural student or a team of students with an architectural student as a team leader under the supervision of a professor. In case of student participation, a copy of student ID with the name of the professor and the school should be provided.

The international jury is composed of:
1. Andrei Bokov(Russia)
2. Craig Dykers(USA)
3. Luciano Lazzari(Italy) - UIA Representative
4. Moongyu Choi(Korea)
5. Sungjung Chough(Korea)
Alternate Juror is as follows.
Andrei Kaftanov(Russia) - UIA appointed

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