Pape Bird Observation Tower International Architecture Competition

We are calling for submissions for the Pape Bird Observation Tower architecture competition in Latvia’s Pape Nature Park.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Visitor-Center
Country Latvia
Registration Deadline 29 September 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 October 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The Pape Nature Park is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. There are a great number of protected plant, animal and bird species concentrated within the relatively small park area, which is located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia.
The Pape Nature Park is most known for being the first place in Latvia to reintroduce wild horses, auroxen, and bison back into the wild, however it also plays a vital role in the nesting habits of many species of birds. The Lake Pape area is an internationally-recognised breeding, migrating and wintering site for many birds, and is included on the list of ‘Important Bird Areas in Europe’.
The Pape Bird Observation Tower competition is the first in a series of architecture competitions organised in collaboration with “PASAULES DABAS FONDS” THE WWF ASSOCIATE PARTNER IN LATVIA. Participants are tasked with creating designs for a new bird observation tower to replace the previous one that was struck by lightning and burnt down.
For this competition the jury is looking for a design that would enable the new bird observation tower to shape the very sensitive environment surrounding it, as well as giving it the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

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;
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.

1ST PRIZE: US $3,000
2ND PRIZE: US $1,500
3RD PRIZE: US $500

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration (09 MAY - 09 JUNE): $90/ Students US $70
Advance Registration (10 JUNE - 26 JULY): $120/ Students US $100
Last Minute Registration (27 JULY - 29 SEPTEMBER): $140/ Students US $120

Announcement of the winners: 16 NOVEMBER, 2017


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