Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Sansusī Forest 
Food Court

In Partnership With

Sansusī Forest 
Food Court

Music festivals are popular worldwide, allowing music fans to meet and experience their favorite bands and artists live and in a crowd of fellow supporters. And while you'd expect to see pop music festivals, rock music festivals, and jazz music festivals, you may not have expected a classical music festival.

Sansusī is just that, a festival dedicated to celebrating classical and contemporary chamber music within a modern festival setting. First established in 2014, the Sansusī festival has been held each year in Latvia and sought to create the world's first alternative chamber music festival. It brings together chamber music – a form of classical music composed for a small group of instruments – with all the excitement, adventure, and freedom of a typical rock festival.


There is only one Sansusī, where heartfelt simplicity meets exquisite excellence. The courage to create unprecedented works of art, to experiment with new formats, and the courage to trust audiences.


 The festival aims to create accessible places and events where everyone can meet and fall in love with the contemporary scene.


Sansusī was built on the concept of creating and engaging with the wider community, both on-site and online.

Sansusī combines open-air concerts where visitors can listen to classical music with other interdisciplinary performing arts such as contemporary dance, circus performers, live theater, exhibitions, and all manner of other performances – all set within beautiful natural surroundings.



The Sansusī Forest Food Court competition is being run in partnership with the festival, tasking architects and designers to create a food court structure that would function as the center of the festival. The structure would need to be able to be assembled by hand and should be constructed of sustainable materials.

As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the Sansusī festival founders are asking participants to offer solutions that will best serve the various needs of the festival. Designs should reflect the festival's spirit while also being a prolific example of green building practices and sustainable design.

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

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

    - SITE CAD & PDF


10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
5,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
2,500 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 
+ 50 Points BUILDNER Architecture University Rankings 

Certificate of Achievement
500 €
+ 50 € Gift Card 

Certificate of Achievement


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

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

  • "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
  • "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
  • INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
  • MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
  • MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

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 –

Key dates

Closing date for registration

06 April, 2023

Closing date for project submission

05 May, 2023 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

22 June, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 14 April, 2023

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

Registration fees

  • Advance Registration
    11 January - 08 February
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    09 February - 06 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    155 €
  • Students
    125 €
+4.5% VAT


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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