The Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center architecture competition

The participants are invited to submit designs for an entry point to the nature park.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Visiter-Center
Country Latvia
Registration Deadline 12 October 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 8 November 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The Kemeri National Park is the third-largest national park in Latvia, and covers over 380 km². The park is home to countless species of birds and wildlife, with a varied landscape that makes it a popular visitor attraction. Just 10% of the park is occupied by lakes, rivers and sulphur springs, while over half of it is forest.
Nearly a quarter of the park, however, is made up of bogs, and this is what most of the park’s visitors come to experience. The Kemeri Bog boardwalk offers guests a chance to explore the vast network of wooden boardwalks and nature paths that traverse the park. Visitors can see nature up close and venture into a world seemingly untouched by man.
The Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center architecture competition is the second in a series run in conjunction with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency. The participants are invited to submit designs for an entry point to the nature park. The entry point will need to feature an information centre with a small cafe, a terrace available for those camping in the area, a playground for children, as well as a car park and ticket booth.

Jury
Alona Martinez Perez - University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut - associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia
Audrey McKee - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Brittany Utting - Thomas Phifer and Partners, USA
Carlos M Guimarães – depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Collin Anderson - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Daniel Jacobs - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA
Daphné Karaiskaki - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Emeka Nwandu - Principal Partner at ENA Architects, Board of Architectural Education of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Nigeria
Eva Cildermane - Sustainability and business development advisor, MSc. Candidate in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford
Gemawang Swaribathoro - OMA, Hong Kong
Gia-Hy Hoang - Agence Christian de Portzamparc, France
Jenna Dezinski - University of Texas, Austin, USA; Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA
John Paul Rysavy - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Simons - KPF, USA
Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom
Marcella Del Signore - Professor of Practice, Tulane University; LEAD practitioner, USA/Italy
Dr Massimo Angrilli - Associate Professor, Pescara University-Landscape expertise, National Prix du Paysage in Paris jury member
Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann - École Spéciale d’Architecture, France
Pierre-Henri Baudart - Studio Akkerhuis, France
Rajiv J. Fernandez - Tamarkin Co, USA
Simon McGown - CO-office, USA

Prize
1ST PRIZE: US $3,000
2ND PRIZE: US $1,500
3RD PRIZE: US $500
BB STUDENT AWARD: US $500
BB GREEN AWARD: US $500
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration (03 MAY - 08 JUNE): $90/ Students US $70
Advance Registration (09 JUNE - 20 JULY): $120/ Students US $100
Last Minute Registration (21 JULY - 12 OCTOBER): $140/ Students US $120

Timetable
Announcement of the winners: 05 DECEMBER, 2018

Organizer
BEE BREEDERS

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