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Competition organisers

Painters'
Lake House

Buildner Architecture Competition Organisers are asking architecture enthusiasts to submit designs for a painters' residence to be located on the beautiful shore of Cernostes Lake, in one of Europe’s greenest countries, Latvia.

Latvia lies in Northern Europe, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea and the north-western part of the East European Craton, with a mixed and diverse cultural history birthed from having at some point been invaded by almost every regional power. Latvia has yet to be properly discovered by large tourist crowds, with the capital city of Riga still being the country’s main tourism hub. The dynamic capital is a unique city that boasts beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, traditional cobblestone lanes, the historic Old Town, and steeples as far as the eye can see.

 

Latvia provides endless opportunities for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy the pristine natural beauty of this sparsely-populated country; providing an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, and nature-watching in a variety of natural settings.


Buildner Architecture Competition Organisers are asking architecture enthusiasts to submit designs for a painters' residence to be located on the beautiful shore of Cernostes Lake, in one of Europe’s greenest countries, Latvia.

 

The house that is currently on site was once owned by two brothers who lived there with their families. The current site owners are now looking to transform it into a prime example of a sustainable environment, which respects the basic principles of nature.

The new residence would need to function as a temporary home and workshop for painters. It would need to replace the current building and accommodate two painters who would move in with their families and live in the new house for three months. These artists would then vacate to make room for another two painters to replace them.

 

The wooden house that is currently located on-site was once owned by two brothers who lived there with their families and who owned and operated a linseed oil mill. The current site owners are now looking to transform it into a prime example of a sustainable environment, which respects the basic principles of nature.


The key space of the building would be an inspiring painters’ workshop that would need to be a versatile space that would offer plenty of natural light, with the option to be transformed from one large area to smaller, more private work zones if required.

The residence would need to offer a balance of privacy and interaction so that both families could live together comfortably for a prolonged period of time.

As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the jury will be looking for projects that focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques, in keeping with Latvia's reputation as one of the greenest countries in Europe.

Download the full competition brief for more information!

The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English

Full competition brief

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
    - SITE PLAN CAD&PDF
    - SITE PHOTO&VIDEO

Prizes

10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
4,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
2,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
1,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
CLIENTS FAVOURITE AWARD
1,000 €
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER STUDENT AWARD (more details)
1,000 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 
+ 50 Points  Buildner Architecture University Rankings 

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER SUSTAINABILITY AWARD (MORE DETAILS)
500 €


Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Buildner website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


Buildner will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

Buildner is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here – https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury/

Key dates

Closing date for registration

03 November, 2022

Closing date for project submission

08 December, 2022 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

16 February, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 09 November, 2022

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Advance Registration
    10 June - 09 September
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    135 €
  • Students
    105 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    10 September - 03 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Advance Registration
    10 June - 09 September
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    135 €
  • Students
    105 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    10 September - 03 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a previously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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