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Buildner is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking architectural competition aimed at enhancing the Sansusī Music Festival's unique blend of music and nature. This new challenge calls for the design of a wooden stage that also functions as a musical instrument, integrating seamlessly with the festival's ethos of innovation, sustainability, and community. Set against the backdrop of Latvia's breathtaking forests, this competition seeks to create a dynamic space that embodies the spirit of the Musician Standoffs, a highlight of the festival where improvisation and interaction take center stage.

The competition invites architects, designers, and creatives from around the globe to explore the symbiotic relationship between sound and structure. With wood as the primary material, participants are encouraged to conceive a design that not only provides a platform for performances but enriches the festival's acoustic landscape. This initiative reflects Buildner's commitment to fostering creative solutions that respect the environment while enhancing cultural experiences.

The winning design will have the opportunity to be realized and become a central feature of the Sansusī Music Festival, offering a lasting contribution to Latvia's cultural scene. This competition represents a unique chance to shape the future of festival architecture, creating a space where music and nature coalesce into an unforgettable experience. Participants are invited to submit their entries and join us in reimagining the possibilities of architectural design in harmony with the arts. 

The Sansusī Sound Sculpture competition registration is open until June 25, 2024, with winners of the 10,000 € prize to be announced on September 12, 2024. Visit for more details.


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