airBaltic New Terminal Architecture Competition

airBaltic is asking for your expressions of interest to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity by participating in an “Architectural Design Ideas” competition to design this terminal.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project/EoI, Open
Genre Transportation
Country Riga, Latvia
Registration Deadline 16 August 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline
Eligibility All

Description
airBaltic is Europe’s fastest growing low cost hybrid airline. It has a great track record and has won numerous industry awards as a result. To capitalize on its ongoing success, airBaltic is looking to secure its future with a brand new terminal at Riga international airport.

airBaltic is asking for your expressions of interest to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity by participating in an “Architectural Design Ideas” competition to design this terminal.

airBaltic has secured rights to develop and operate its own dedicated terminal and establish a hub for its operations at Riga Airport. This will be first such facility in Europe. airBaltic sees this project as a great opportunity to further establish its successful and growing brand in the region.

The competition will be open to all interested parties that have pre-registered by responding to this notice.

The competition’s focus is on exploring design concepts, both architectural and functional that best capture the aspirations and brand identity of airBaltic. It is an opportunity for designers to innovate and create a unique identity for both the airline and the city of Riga. airBaltic intends to develop the winning first stage design and to engage with the winning team in a subsequent second stage with a view towards eventual delivery of the terminal complex.

The design brief will outline requirements for a stand alone passenger terminal that includes its aircraft stands, landside, access and support infrastructure. The first phase will have to provide capacity of around 7-8 million annual passengers (14 million eventually) on a designated vacant site at Riga airport.

A jury of internationally recognized professionals, local dignitaries and airBaltic management will award a cash prize of €100,000 to the selected winner and free flights on airBaltic to a shortlist of commended designs. The winning and shortlisted designs will of course be publicized in local and international architecture and aviation press.

The competition is being managed on behalf of airBaltic by Ove Arup and Partners from their offices in London. If you are interested in receiving the detailed competition pack, please register your interest before Monday, 16th August 2010 by sending your name (or company name) and full contact details to airbalticcompetition@arup.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Upon receipt of the expression of interest by Arup, registered participants will be sent a link to a website and the password to download the documents containing all the relevant details.

Organizer
airBaltic airline