Call for Submission – Trans Siberian Pit Stops


Call for submission - trans siberian pit stops

The Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is calling for submissions for a tourist centre that can be replicated along the world famous train route. Organised in cooperation with CDS NORD property developers, the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is looking for designs for an instantly recognisable structure that would become a part of this iconic attraction, fitting in with the history and identity of one of the most well-travelled routes in the world.

There is no specific site selected for this competition, however the winning proposals that will be considered for construction will be situated at various locations along the rail network. Therefore the winning designs will need to be easily replicated into identical structures, and comfortably fit into one work station that can be situated in multiple locations and function in all weather conditions.

Potential construction sites
Potential construction sites

The Trans Siberian Pit Stop’s main function would be to provide the most essential information about the area that particular stop is located in. This would include information about nearby tourist attractions, provide assistance to tourists, as well as information on local accommodation options.

Since the winning designs for this architecture competition will be considered for construction, they will need to show a strong identity that is easily recognised along the transsiberian train network. The Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to combine the rich cultural history of this iconic train route with modern architecture techniques, to create something that will become a part of this world famous landmark.


Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st prize winner – US $3,000
  • 2nd prize winner – US $1,500
  • 3rd prize winner – US $500
  • Student Award – US $500
  • Green Award – US $500

In addition 6 Honourable mentions will be selected.

CDS NORD Property Developers have committed to construct the first Trans Siberian Pit Stop at the start of 2022 with all winning designs to be put forward for consideration for the final design of the pit stop.


  • Early Bird Registration: July 13th – August 10th
  • Advance Registration: August 11 – August 31
  • Last Minute Registration: September 1 – September 28
  • Closing date for registration: September 28, 2016
  • Closing date for submission: October 19, 2016 (11.59pm GMT)
  • Announcement of the winners: November 2, 2016


  • Early Bird Registration: US $120 / US $100
  • Advance Registration: US $140 / US $110
  • Last Minute Registration: US $160 / US $120
More information on the competition and the Trans Siberian railway can be found on