Foreword

The Baltic Way Memorial competition is rich with cultural history and political potential. Despite the challenging subject, the simple program and small site offer a bite-sized piece of public didactic space in the center of Riga that serves to educate the public while encouraging public discourse on the subject. Since the topic of nonviolence is broad, the judges focused on entries that honored the dual nature of the subject, both drawing on both the seriousness of the topic and Baltic Way event while also illustrating a lightness and hope for the future.

Each entry was evaluated on a number of criteria, including but not limited to: strength and clarity of concept, originality, quality of presentation, appropriateness of scale, appropriateness to context, and most importantly, its strength as a public space in Riga to memorialize both the Baltic Way and other successful peaceful protests.

Competition results in media publications

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Baltic Way 
Memorial

1st Prize Winner

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Baltic Way Memorial

We participate in architecture vision competitions because of the above! It offers the unique chance to use architecture to uncover the potential of a site and program. Competitions allow us to escape from the ordinary settings and imagine something extraordinary.

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Authors Aidan Doyle, Sarah Wan
Country United States

2nd Prize Winner

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Baltic Way Memorial

Certainly not because we have any free time! It has been very difficult to balance our course requirements with entering ideas competitions. Our course and the process of entering ideas competitions consists of extremely different pressures and constraints. We believe there can exist a healthy dialogue between the two when executed simultaneously. This can go some way to helping us overcome the never-ending issue of ‘too much study not enough practice' that dominates criticism of architectural education - working with real sites, constraints, budgets and briefs.

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Authors Alessandro Arcangeli, Rory Alasdair Downes, Silvio Pennesi
Country Netherlands

3rd Prize Winner

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Baltic Way Memorial

Architecture vision competitions give us the possibility to concentrate our attention on ideas, wishes and values of the projects, keeping alive the creativity.

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Authors Federico Malnati, Thomas Giuliani
Country Switzerland

Honorable Mentions

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Baltic Way Memorial

Author Stanislav Metzger
Country Germany
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Baltic Way Memorial

Authors Sylvie Caulet, Chloé Girard
Country France
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Baltic Way Memorial

Author Jurgis Gecys
Country Austria
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Baltic Way Memorial

Authors Daniel Stock, Felicity Hurling
Country United Kingdom
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Baltic Way Memorial

Authors Leila Nanuk, Ivan Mimica, Maja Močibob, Katarina Mustać
Country Croatia
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Baltic Way Memorial

Country France