Foreword

The Blue Clay Country Spa competition pursues provocation of a decisive contemporary issue. The rise of sweeping urban migrations of the last quarter century coincides with a disciplinary preoccupation of architecture and the city, manifested in theory and praxis. This has all but left the vast expanse of any non-urban territory virtually uncertain. The competition invites students and professionals to contemplate the economic, cultural, and architectural implications of inhabiting the non-urban, through an ecotourist facility in Latvia.

Viable submissions interrogate the inherent tensions between subject and object, building and site, leveraging established programmatic and site constraints. Particularly successful projects engage the agency of typological form — including for instance, the courtyard, shed, garden and pavilion. This is particularly significant in a landscape unadulterated by buildings. Selected entries establish social collectivity through circulation and parti, while prescribing distinct individual and programmatic experience through space, material, and form.

 

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
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1st Prize Winner

Project name

Blue Clay Country Spa

Authors João Varela, Ana Isabel Santos, João Tavares, Paulo Dias
Country Portugal

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

A House for Jānis

Company WHATISPUG LTD
Country United Kingdom

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Reflection in the Garden

Country United States

BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Boxes!

Authors Federico Rodriguez, Alejandro Lobo
Country Uruguay
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Blue Clay Country Spa - Garden Spa

Authors Ashley Clayton, Mangyuan Wang
Country United Kingdom

Honorable Mentions

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Blue Brick

Project name

The Blue Clay Temple

Authors Viktor Zotov, Dmytro Matviishyn, Roman Slyadnev
Country Ukraine
Project name

Wooden Cave

Author Lukasz Marjanski
Country Poland
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The Shelter of Silence

Authors Andrea Guidi, Emiliano Diotaiuti
Country Italy
Project name

Blue Clay Spa Latvia

Country United Kingdom
Project name

From one Greenhouse to another

Authors Tarabon Chloé, Millefiori Aurélien
Country France

Shortlisted projects

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REFLECTION RETREAT

Cass Smith

Taylor Lawson

United States

Boxes!

Federico Rodriguez

Alejandro Lobo

Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo - UdelaR

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Uruguay

Project ID 6567

Giulio Pandolfi

Clarissa Guerrini

Valerio Cerri

Matteo Lorenzini

Italy

NARCISSUS Project ID 6561

Regina Makhmutova

Sweden

The long house

Anna Viken

Mariya Banga

Max Leonov

Leks Architects

Ukraine

Spa for one family

Daniel Selensky

Germany

casa azul

Jovana Marinkovic

Erik Lippold

Rafael Marquez Lopez

Germany

BY THE TREES

Iluta Lorence

Kevin Schmid

Switzerland

The Blue Clay Spa

Ieva Baranauskaite

Yang Wang

Denmark

Project ID 6481

Dainius Sadauskas

Gintaras Duoba

Lina Mozuraite

Lithuania

Blue clay country spa in Latvia

Hyung Seok Yoon

South Korea

Project ID 6472

Yohann HUBERT

Julien MARIE

École Nationale supérieure d'architecture de Lyon (ENSAL)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

The Big "O"

Anna Tsitonaki

Vasilis Pliotas

Xanthippi Tzatha

Greece

Project ID 6468_Blue Clay Country Spa

Peter Ballman

Daria Khapalova

United States

The Elemental Eco-Spa

JOANNA DAY

NICHOLAS LANGSTAFF

United Kingdom

The Clay Spa

Yonghun LEE

Doo san BAEK

Seoungyeon LEE

Dongin CHOI

South Korea

GAMMA

Fabio Della Giacoma

Switzerland

Remedium

Hrishikesh Tailor

Bence Sutus

Canada

A room with a view

Daniela Ciarcelluti

Greg Mathers

Vincenza De Vincenziis

Ciarcelluti Mathers Architecture

United Kingdom

D.I.Y. COUNTRY SPA

Karolina Štreimikytė

Viktorija Rimkutė

Brolis Timber

Lithuania

Uncanny Valley

Riyad Joucka

Michael Pryor

United States

Saules zīme

Alfonso Jimenez Enciso

Elvira Ireri Islas Vaca

Barbara Trujillo Cuellar

anonimous

Mexico

Nature catcher

Berenice Moran

Piotr Janus

Spain

Funnel roof project ID 6256

Axel Gerlero

Maria Victoria Syrewicz

Catalina Sonzini Astudillo

Argentina

The Room in the Garden

Alexander Galego

Hayden Wooldridge

Australia

LATVIAN RETREAT - Project ID 6203

Krunal Patel

frederic zonsius

FZAD Architecture + Design

United States

THE ESC

Nattaphun Teerajarungkiat

Aomruethai Lo-apirakkul

Lawit Busadajun

Nathaphop Kriswanitthayukorn

Thailand

The Value of Nature

Roope Elojarvi

Finland

Framing nature

Irina Solovyeva

Petr Lyubavin

Russian Federation

A natural approach

Giuseppe Parisi

Francesco Rega

Italy

Alone Together

Alban Wagener

Katharina Lutz

Eduarda Vieira

Ines Nepomuceno

Portugal

CO2HABITATION

Petrica Butusina

"ION MINCU" UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Project ID 6151

Hon Yen Chong

Chen-Yong Tan

United Kingdom

Māla Trauki

K Harper

R Graham

United Kingdom

HOUSE OF BLUE

Bhumipat Mekmullika

Thailand

The Blue Cline

Anastasia Barasheva

Marcella Claps

Francesco Martone

Italy

Project ID 6089 - Blue Clay Country Spa Competition

Ka Lok Man

Prachi Rampuria

Soham De

Todor Kuznetsov

United Kingdom

Project ID 6088

Francesco Gatti

Elsa Sanfilippo

Francesco Lipari

Giuseppe Conti

Italy

Time’s Spa

YUJI HARADA

Japan

HEALING STONE Blue Clay Country Spa

Lara Niovi Vartziotis

Konstantinos Goulielmos Benning

Germany

The Lake House

Sigurd Larsen

Germany

Blue Clay Country Spa

Rotem Guy

Israel

Project ID 6057

Brett Moss

JORGE SAN MARTIN

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ

JORGE RODRIGUEZ

United States

IN THE EARTH, ON THE WATER

Alessandro Carlodalatri

Francesco Cavaterra

Italy

Project ID 5985

Wenjia Li

Yinan Sun

Zhiyuan Liu

China

AMARCORD - Blue Clay Country Spa

Tommaso Abbado

Andrea Toccolini

Italy

ORIGAMIC FOLDS

alice ferro

Francisca Macarena Carvacho Muñoz

Chile

Blue Clay Wellness Village

Valentino Danilo Matteis

Consuelo Camerota

Teresa Pagano

Ubaldo Soligno

Italy

BC-CS Kurzeme, Latvia

Bruno Almeida Santos

Mohan Karakoc

Peter Lambertz

United Kingdom

The Blue Clay Country Spa

Daisy Adebiyi

United Kingdom

Blue Clay Country Spa

Marius Pawliczek

United States

Gaidīts Blue Clay

Matthew Trzebiatowski

Samuel Martin

blank studio design + architecture

United States

Three Chambers

Andra-Daniela Racasan

Andra-Daniela Racasan

University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

THE VILLAGE

Matteo D'Inca

Daniele Zandonella Necca

Italy

Welcome to Blue Clays

Aleksandra Borzecka

Ida Röstlund

Sweden

blue life

saeid alitajer

zeinab rashidi

saeid alitajer

Iran

Project ID 5834

nicola di pietro

mauro tonello

nicola di pietro

Italy

WHALE’S BELLY

Alina Jeronimo

Paulo Carneiro

CAS Sustainable Architecture Collective

Portugal

Project ID 5832

James Martin

United Arab Emirates

A look to the woods and a look to the sky

Luca Compri

LCA architetti [luca compri architetti]

Italy

BLUE CLAY COUNTRY SPA

Victoria Aguilar Crespo

Alejandro Aguilar García

Spain

COVE

Deagan McDonald

Kelsey Nilsen

ORIGINS

Canada

BLACK HOUSE I GREEN HOUSE

Snezhina Aleksieva

Pavel Tsochev

Zhenya Atanasova

Danail Momchilov

Sova

Bulgaria

Project ID 5786

David Tapias

Carlos Gonzalvo

Ricard Pau

aixoplucs

Spain

Blue Clay Country Spa

Marin Petković

Laura Ibrahić

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Croatia

Forest Greenhouse

Marina Cipileaga

Diana Chitulescu

Romania

Therapy Through Nature

Roy David

Ileana Cristina Balan

Roy David Studio

Israel

BLU

Kristina Azarić

Danica Jovanović

Italy