Architecture Contest

Rebirth of the Bath House, Architecture Competition

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Rebirth of the Bath House, Architecture Competition it has been modified: 2014-02-03 di jessica zannori

The first competition in a design series focused on Liepaja Seaside Park, a historically exclusive refuge area in Liepaja, Latvia, presents the opportunity to express your vision for the relaunch and further development of the 'Bath House', designed by Paul Max Berchi in 1902.

Within its richly furnished halls, visitors had the opportunity to experience immersion in warm sea water, and healing with mud baths. Visitors were offered a range of recreational therapies such as hydrotherapy, Roman and Irish saunas, mud, carbonic acid, and sulfur baths.

After the Second World War the swimming facility functioned as a sanatorium resort, attracting people seeking health and relaxation from Latvia and abroad. In 1978 an underground lake at 1300 meters was discovered, containing high quality minerals. Soon after 1993, Latvia regained its independence and the sanatorium was closed, however, thanks to the region's rapid economic growth, there are now hopes that this landmark building could be restored and once again used as the Bath House.

More information and the call of the conncorso


Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect, Latvia
Ardzuna Sinaga - associate at AECOM Asia Pacific
Gemawang Swaribathoro - architect, OMA, Hong Kong
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut - 2010 Cooper Union graduate, associate professor at RISEBA
Allison Schwartz - architectural designer, MA Architects, USA
Agata Piet - architect PhD student, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Audrey McKee - architectural designer, Renzo Piano, France


1 prize - US $ 5.000
2 prize - US $ 1500
3 prize - US $ 500
+ 6 honorable mentions

The winners and honorable mentions will have international visibility thanks to the media coverage described on the site Homemade Dessert.

  • Advance sign up: 24 December 2013 - 30 January 2014 (11:59 GMT)
  • Regular registration: January 31 - March 14, 2014 (23:59 GMT)
  • Late registration: March 15 - May 2, 2014 (23:59 GMT)
  • Closing date of registration: 2 May 2014 (23: 59 GMT)
  • Date for the closing of presentation: 23 May 2014 (11: 59 GMT)
  • Announcement of winners: 10 June 2014


  • Advance sign up: US $ 80
  • Regular registration: US $ 100
  • After registration time: US $ 120

The competition is open to all. Does not require any professional qualification. Project proposals can be developed individually or in groups (maximum 4 members).

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