Municipality of Mariupol (UA) invites architects, designers and interdisciplinary teams to submit architectural ideas for a new multifunctional center that will be devoted to the subject of migration, a process that has shaped the city throughout the centuries, becoming an integral part of its identity. The Port of Culture will uncover and explore the less known traits of Mariupol city, and contextualize its local history within larger regional and global processes related to migration. 

We are looking for bold and authentic architectural idea for the Port of Culture, that will represent the values and the main themes of the new center, as well as accommodate the diverse exhibition, educational and public programs.

The new center will be constructed on the grounds of the former building of Internal Affairs that was heavily damaged in 2014 during the events of armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine, and since has become an important location in the collective memory of local citizens. 

The Port of Culture will become a new city landmark with importance beyond the limits of the city of Mariupol, and as such we expect the winning architectural vision to be an outstanding example of contemporary architecture.