Свободная республика Либерленд, самопровозглашенное микрогосударство, основанное в апреле 2015 года в нейтральной зоне между Хорватией и Сербией, приглашает проектировщиков и архитекторов со всего мира принять участие в конкурсе на разработку уникальных градостроительных решений. Конкурсантам необходимо учесть в своих проектах специфику государства (его идеологию, малый размер территории, климат и другие факторы) и предложить нечто новое, выходящее за рамки традиционного.
Liberland invites you to challenge the contemporary urban and architectural design status quo by responding to Liberland’s fundamental values and by speculating on the general design potential for this new micronation. Your proposed scheme must be agile and highly adaptive to market forces that are open to perpetual adaptation. On a functional level Liberland has no zoning regulations or municipal restrictions. It has no pre-established design culture. The field is wide open to innovation on every scale. Liberland’s new architecture will be absolutely vital to its survival, success and advancement towards its envisioned future of maximum freedom and prosperity on the basis of an unleashed entrepreneurial creativity.
Rather than purely fantastical or artistic schemes, Liberland seeks radically creative, yet mature proposals for a fertile, high-density city-nation of the 21st century, responsive to its advanced contemporary network society. Participants should approach this competition as a real-world design challenge: A lucid development process for a multi-stage evolution of Liberland into a fully functional, architecturally advanced, and intelligently adaptive city that at the same time projects a new identity that communicates Libertarian and Anarcho-Capitalist values like creative entrepreneurship, individual risk-taking and new forms of sociality and associations that will form once the conformist stranglehold and usurpation of sociality by a majoritarian state-rule is cast off. In the spirit of Liberland, participants are free to propose scenarios that are both design focused and socially speculative, engaging as much or as little as desired in the broader economic, political and societal projections on the future of Liberland.
“Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”. Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia or any other country. It was therefore terra nullius, a no man’s land, until Vít Jedlička seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see an article on Wikipedia. The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” because Liberland prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.”