Kip Island Auditorium International Architecture Competition


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This competition is working with the Riga Expo Centre in order to source designs for an expansion of its facilities. The new facilities would need to incorporate an auditorium as well as additional conference rooms and a boutique exhibition hall.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Culture-Centre
Country Riga, Latvia
Registration Deadline 18 January 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 8 February 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The Riga Exhibition Centre is one of the largest in the northern region of Eastern Europe and is situated in Kipsala, also known as Kip Island, which is located at the heart of the Latvian capital. The Exhibition Centre currently houses two large exhibition halls, three conference rooms and two smaller meeting rooms, and has recently announced plans to further expand its facilities.
The Riga Expo Centre is looking for an iconic addition to its already well-established complex, and as such will be considering all winning designs in the Kip Island Auditorium architecture competition. For the additions to their building, the Riga Expo Centre are looking to house an auditorium, additional conference rooms, as well as a boutique exhibition hall.
The new complex would need to be integrated with the existing complex and act as the new iconic image for the Riga Expo Centre. Winning designs will need to show off the structure’s potential to be the leading exhibition hall in the entire region, and be in keeping with the exciting city in which it is located. As the unofficial capital of the Baltic states, Riga is a vibrant and busy city, with one of the largest airports in the region, as well as one of the largest seaports.
The Riga Expo Centre have committed to consider all winning designs for construction, and the winning designs will be exhibited within the Expo Centre itself in the Spring of 2017.

Alona Martinez - 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
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
Mandy Too - DPA, Singapore
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

1st Prize Winner: US $11,000
2nd Prize Winner: US $6,000
3rd Prize Winner: US $2,000
Special awards:
BB Student Award: US $500
BB Green Award: US $500

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration: US $90 / US $70 (October 5 - October 26)
Advance Registration: US $120 / US $100 (October 27 - November 30)
Last Minute Registration: US $140 / US $120 (December 1 - January 18)

Announcement of the winners: Mach 1, 2017
Exhibition: May 2017

Bee Breeders, Riga Expo Centre

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