Foreword

The Pavilosta Poet Huts competition called on designers to submit proposals for a writers community in the small coastal fishing village of Pāvilosta, Latvia, historically a port serving the nearby city of Liepāja. Pāvilosta is defined by its beaches and local fishing industry - visitors often make this a destination to spend time in nature and fresh air.

The competition sought designs for a small writers retreat where selected poets with free board can visit for short periods to produce their work. In addition to a set of five poet accommodations of various sizes, the designs were requested to include: plans for a multifunctional space able to accommodate small exhibitions, performances, readings and meditation sessions; a common kitchen and dining area; and host accommodations. ‘Huts’ were to house basic amenities including a bed, desk, kitchenette, washing station, and storage. Visitors are also expected to have access to outdoor meditative spaces and covered terraces.

In line with the location of the site and the intended program, participants were asked to consider strong connections with nature, the use of sustainable materials, and simple, cost-effective methods of construction.

The jury was impressed by the well-rounded response to this call for proposals. The submissions included a range of building typologies, such as isolated cabins scattered across the site, single buildings focused on the community experience, and even towers offering views to the surrounding region. Upon review of the materials, the jury members selected a set of winners that offered strong proposals for communal complexes that captured both the ability for writers to work in isolation, as well as interact with fellow visitors.

Bee Breeders would like to thank all the designers who participated in this design competition.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Pavilosta 
Poet Huts

1st Prize Winner +
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A garden within a garden

Practice. It is also an excellent opportunity to re-evaluate yourself and compare your ideas with architects from all over the world with a much larger variety of design strategies and ideas than you could ever find in a single university or work environment.

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Author Daniel Brigginshaw
Country United Kingdom
+174 points Buildner University Rankings

2nd Prize Winner

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Enclosures

Our aim is to enter at least two open competitions a year with different programs and scales. It is a way for us to practice agile thinking, a chance to play, a way of developing a collective thinking and of connecting to a larger international architecture community. We always enter with the goal of winning.

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3rd Prize Winner

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The Pitch Hut

We were longing to do a smaller scale project on our own, test our creativity and take advantage of knowledge gained in the past years. Taking part in this competition was a great opportunity for us to explore a new typology, context and approach.

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Authors Katharina Kocol, Olga Bialczak
Country Germany
+76 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

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Scrivum

Competitions are a way to push my ideas and abilities beyond what I would in practice. They are driven by concepts and vision, providing the freedom to experiment. They are refreshing, motivating and remind me why I started studying architecture.

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Author Margaux Loubser
Country South Africa
+74 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Pavilosta Poet Huts

Authors Francesco Ceccato, Barbara Lučić, Joana Koslowski
Country Germany
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The Wreath

Author Sergio Ramirez Hernandez
Country Mexico
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A glade

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Poetlife

Authors Renáta Orova, Tamás Hamburger
Country Hungary
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Intervention:

Shortlisted projects

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Pavilosta Poet Village

Jingyuan Gao

Nika Mo

Yiheng Yu

United States

FIELD TENTS

Brian O'brian

Parastoo Najafi

Canada

Into an Architectural Poem

Lynn (lingyun) Qian

Jarron Tham

Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

A SMALL PLACE FOR GIANTS

Alejandro Morales

Matias Honorato

Francisca Cifuentes

Chile

life in the woods

Amelie Creach

Delphine Levy

Marie-ange Ducoin

Marion Maux

France

Pavilosta Poet Huts

P Viswa sai pavan

India

PAVILOSTA POET HUTS

Dietrich Kroecker

Viktoria Esenina

Germany

Intervention:

Hiroyuki Gondo

Tokyo Institute of Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Japan

PAVILOSTA POET HUTS_close to the nature

Amanda Skorupa

Poznan University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Of The Earth

David Wiborg

United States

Poet Hut Village

Kaikang Shen

Yijia Wang

Yaran Zhang

United States

ADAPTIVE CELL

Nikola Jovicic

Mila Petrusic

Vladimir Bojovic

Arhi.pro

Serbia

Allitaration

Alexandra Daliani

Alexandros Stogiannis

Panagiotis Papadospoulos

Greece

Tower

Agata Mila

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 17667

炳哲 丁

China

Traditional Shelter

Iulian Tatarciuc

Victor Martiniuc

Romania

Pavilosta Poet Huts

Alexandre Cisneiros

Portugal

Pavilosta poet huts

Ekaterina Luniakova

Anastasia Krasnova

Moscow Architectural Institute - MARKHI

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

TO THE LIMIT

Ana González gonzález

Paula Vegas carrizo

Spain

Pavilosta Poet Huts

Sofia Zuccato

Italy

A Room With A View

Paul Jasper

Arturo Chávez guadarrama

United States

Pavilosta Poet Huts

Sam Parsons

Caroline Moore

Akash Mehta

Annie Bellamy

United Kingdom

The Third Space

Minghan Lin

Myungin Lee

China

Agne Stankute

Kipras Bulve

Lithuania

Private Infinities

Juan carlos Cano

Ricardo Hernandez

Mexico

The Wreath

Sergio Ramirez Hernandez

Mexico

Pavilosta Poet Huts

Francesco Ceccato

Barbara Lučić

Joana Koslowski

Germany

Scrivum

Margaux Loubser

University of the Free State

+74 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Africa

THRESHOLD EXPANDED

Jason Gamache

Cara Rude

United States

Poet's Haven

Julian Lengert

Sandra Brand

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Pavilosta Poetry Retreat

Nolan Sullivan

Benjamin Hansen

United States

Solitude

Garrett Burleson

The University of Texas at San Antonio

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

THE TELL-TALE HUTS

Stephanie Topf

Felix Böhnlein

Leo Schleith

Hans peter Bremm

Austria

The Sixth Sense

Jerzy Latka

Agata Jasiołek

Weronika Abramczyk

Magdalena Jabłońska

archi-tektura

Poland

"P" for Pavilosta Poem

Krista Lauska

Zane Korola

Laura Gleizde

CMB

Latvia

A garden within a garden

Daniel Brigginshaw

Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio

+174 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Kristian Andonov

Denislav Ivanov

Peter Petkov

Dimitar Mehandjiev

Bulgaria

THE POET WANDERER

Claire Davenport

Canada

The Ritual of an Introvert

Agnese Prodniece

Philip Barsan

Mari Owrenn

Roman Novak

Sweden

The Pitch Hut

Katharina Kocol

Olga Bialczak

Technische Universität Berlin

+76 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Poetlife

Renáta Orova

Tamás Hamburger

Hungary

SPIRIT-SCAPES

Arturs Tols

Elīna Lībiete

Ivars Veinbergs

Latvia

PoetPods

Kyle Berger

United States

Garden Of Silence

Nadav Fuerstain-gefen

Israel

Inside the Poet’s Mind

Maxim Gurvich

Ivan Dragan

Ahror Salidjanov

Anfisa Olennikova

Russian Federation

A glade

Agathe Sautet

Grégoire Hubert

Eloïse Rudolph

France

THE SAILS

Paula Bloma

Mufaddal Nagree

United Kingdom

THE POETS’ CLUB; PRACTICAL MODERN WITH VERNACULAR REFERENTS

Miki Desai

Shhrruti Jain

India

A Grassland of Hope

Anand raj M

Jayanthi V

Devesh B

Ashok Kumar m

India

Gathering of Stones

John Umbanhowar

Suki Kwan

Paula Soler

United States

The Spirit of Poetry

Iryna Daumatovich

Alexsey Melehin

Stanislau Mironenka

Nastassia Branovets

Unique Design Company

Belarus

flotage

Shutian Wang

Xuefei Tian

Junyi Zhao

China

POETRY CLOISTER

Marielle Neuhaus

Lorain Bernasconi

Switzerland

Enclosures

Linnéa Holmberg

Maria Torrent

Karl Zetterholm

BLANK ARKITEKTER AB

Sweden