The Skolkovo Foundation Announces an Open Tender for the Construction of the New Technopark Office Center

Apr 24, 2013, 10:23 ET from Skolkovo

MOSCOW, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Technopark office building will be located in district D1. of the Skolkovo Innovation Center

The new office will be constructed from modern, eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and fast erected modular construction technology. The total area of the building, consisting of four blocks, will amount to 30,000 sq.m. Planned to start operating no later than December 2013, the first building at the Technopark will host participating-companies' representative offices.

Andrey Rakhmaninov, procurement director at Skolkovo Foundation said: "Construction of the Technopark office building at Skolkovo Innovation Center is an fascinating project. I would like to invite companies to participate in this tender and hope for some interesting competition among the vendors. In the near future we will conduct a series of biddings for the construction and design of units at the Innovation Center.."

The price for constructing the Skolkovo Technopark office center will be determined based on the proposed bids that are received. The winner will be announced on May 21, 2013.

The Skolkovo Innovation Center is emblematic of a desire to construct and innovate using the latest knowledge and technology. The master plan was developed by French company AREP with the participation of engineering company SETEC and famous landscaping architect Michel Devine, one of the participants in the "Big Paris" project. The Skolkovo Innovation Center is designed as a chain of connected, stand-alone compact districts, incorporated in the landscape.  

Sergey Choban, leading partner of architect company "SPEECH Choban & Kuznetsov", and also a member of the town planning council at Skolkovo Foundation said: "Construction of the Technopark office building at Skolkovo Innovation Center is another important stage in the completion of the Skolkovo master plan. The use of energy-efficient technology will make this building an example of innovative construction in Russia."

Applications for participation are accepted till May 13, 2013. Detailed information about the open tender are on the website  

The Skolkovo Foundation

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-commercial organization established with the initiative of the head of the state in September 2010. The aim of the foundation is to mobilize Russia's resources in the field of modern applied research, creating a favorable environment for scientific development in five priority areas for technological development: energy and energy-efficiency, space, bio-medicine, nuclear and computer technologies.

The Skolkovo Technopark

The Skolkovo Technopark, established in 2010 as one of the key elements of the Skolkovo ecosystem, is developing and strengthening its position as an independent commercial entity, expanding the range of its services and attracting infrastructure, resources and other possibilities for the Skolkovo project and their partners.

SOURCE Skolkovo