Foreword

Launched as the second in a series of architecture competitions focusing on the natural splendor of the Pape Nature Park in Latvia, the Pape Nature Park Gateway architecture competition tasked participants with envisioning iconic and creative projects for an entranceway into the park, combining functional services and aesthetic design on a scale that would welcome guests and imprint a memory not soon forgotten.

The Pape Nature Park is something of a natural wonder in itself, spanning some 51,000 hectares in the south west region of Latvia. It has become a birdwatching paradise as it sees over 50,000 migratory birds each year, and even reintroduced other wildlife back into nature. Most notably was the reintroduction of wild horses, who had been driven from the area by human agriculture and settlements.

Participants balanced their desire to create an iconic landmark with the properties necessary for day-to-day life at the park, including a ticket booth, visitor accommodation, a terrace for campers, and a playground for the kids in their project designs. For this competition, the jury focused its attention on each project’s buildability, and how it would carefully consider environmental impact while at the same time working within a limited budget.

The high quality of the winning projects as well as the honorable mentions reflects the outstanding level of work submitted. Bee Breeders would like to thank all entrants for their participation.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Pape
Nature Park
Gateway
Official partner
Pape
Nature Park
Gateway

1st Prize Winner +
BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

LEARNING FROM ASCETISM - Against austerity: for a fundamentalist materialism

This competition was an opportunity to confront two ways of thinking about the project. But it was also, and this is probably the most important thing, the first trial for two architects that would like to work together. Discussing a project for a competition is far from what is expected in what is usually and irrevocably called "real life", the one in which an architectural office is part of. Taking the time to talk about the spirit of the project, taking time for it. Drawing, doubting, drawing again, smiling, doubting and so on. And after that just arrival at precision, the excitation of the productive moment. You have to decide, you have to fix a project, not because you could spend many years on it. You have to let a part of its possibility go, and just accept the part that emerged from it.

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Authors Arthur Schoeler, Corentin Dalon
Country Belgium

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Gateway to Pape Nature Park

I enjoy the creative freedom that these competitions allow. While daily practice is incredibly rewarding, competitions such as this offer a chance to exercise my mind and explore design problems that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to delve into. They provide me the opportunity to research and explore a place and context that I may not otherwise have explored. I enjoy that. And I enjoy seeing other solutions to the same problem.

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Author Jeffrey Clancy
Country United States

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Origami Roof

Modern cultural and economic conditions in Ukraine shape a development far from the samples of modern architecture. Participation in competitions allows us to be involved in the new history of architecture and to be in the context of its development.

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Authors Bogdan Bondarenko, Kostiantyn Bondarenko, Olena Kashpur, Marharyta Motylevska
Country Ukraine

BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

"Blow, Chain" The Gateway of Wood Chain

I am interested in generation of architecture in the place where the primitive environment of the earth remains, such as the horizon of landscapes in Northern Europe. In BUILDNER there are many competitions for such sites.

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Author Mori Kahara
Country Japan
+74 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Gatehouse

Country United States
Project name

Unseen Landmark

Authors Antonio Filippo Camera, Pietro Canova, Martina Dal Pont
Country Italy
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Beak and Pinion

Authors Kaon Ko, Hiroki Kondo, Yuki Matsubara, Satoshi Hotsumi
Country Japan
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Austras Koks

Author Guido Mitidieri
Country Italy
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Into the Woods

Authors Alessia Falcini, Christelle Maalouf
Country Italy
Project name

Woodpile

Author Fernando Alonso Tuero
Country Spain

Shortlisted projects

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Unseen Landmark

Antonio Filippo Camera

Pietro Canova

Martina Dal Pont

Italy

NATURE TRANSFORMED PAPE NATURE PARK GATEWAY

Liangchen Zhao

United States

The House(Connecting)Tree

Antonio Piga

Edgardo Maxia

Federico Serventi

Italy

Gateway To Pape Nature Park

Nick Grimaldi

Rachel Landsberger

Eugene p Grimaldi

United States

REGRESSION·FREEDOM

Huiyi Zhang

Mi He

Aihui Du

Xiaoyun She

City College of Science and Technology, Chongqing University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Intersection

Keisuke Horibe

Japan

MANE BUILDING

Daniel Elmore

United States

Nikolai Shitikov

Russian Federation

Gatehouse

Justin Oh

Jeremy Leonard

United States

"Blow, Chain" The Gateway of Wood Chain

Mori Kahara

Japan

Vincent Phang

Yijun Ooi

Yihui Tan

Zeenwei Hew

Germany

Alena Parfenova

Marina Berzina

Yulia Petrochenko

Evgeniya Grinevich

Russian Federation

Meshed

Dima Almobarak

Nicole Lambrou

United States

Way into the PAPE

Chae lin Kim

Ho bin Kim

Jung hee Lim

South Korea

Xixi Luo

United States

Together with nature

Kakha Chomakhidze

Georgia

Nature & Humanity

Misak Terzibasiyan

Athanasia Kalaitzidou

Vassiliki Rapsomaniki

Gijs Jacobs

UArchitects

Netherlands

THE COURTSHIP ACT

Thara Messeroux

Boston Architectural College

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

the earth building

Ephraim Joris

Architecture Project

Malta

Gateway to Pape Nature Park

Jeffrey Clancy

United States

PAPE PARK GATEWAY

Weronika Kogut

Karolina Toporkiewicz

Poland

Woodpile

Fernando Alonso Tuero

Spain

Into the Woods

Alessia Falcini

Christelle Maalouf

Italy

PAPE NATURE PARK GATEWAY

Min Kyaw

Australia

Austras Koks

Guido Mitidieri

Italy

Origami Roof

Bogdan Bondarenko

Kostiantyn Bondarenko

Olena Kashpur

Marharyta Motylevska

BONDARENKO GROUP

Ukraine

Beak and Pinion

Kaon Ko

Hiroki Kondo

Yuki Matsubara

Satoshi Hotsumi

Japan

LEARNING FROM ASCETISM - Against austerity: for a fundamentalist materialism

Arthur Schoeler

Corentin Dalon

Belgium

PAPE'S GATE

Aimar Santos garcia

Spain

Frame

Hendrik Verlinden

Nathalie Havelange

Andreu Vélez

Belgium

Flower of Life

Johann Chimal berna

AXIS NETWORK

Mexico

Pape Portal

Florence Cooke steed

Naomi Clare

United Kingdom

Mohadeseh Tabatabaei

Iran

PAPE NATUREPARK GATEWAY

Diala Makhlouf

Jennifer Klähn

Michele Rückert

Tim Wallstab

Germany

PAPE NATURE PARK GATEWAY

Laurent Saint-val

Olivier Amat

Clara FAURE

Amat et Saint-Val Architectes

France