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 di jessica zannori

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

Within its richly furnished rooms, visitors had the chance to experience diving in warm sea water, and the healing mud baths. Visitors were offered a range of recreational therapies as hydrotherapy, sauna and Roman Irish, mud, carbonic acid, and sulfur baths.

After the Second World War l 'swimming facility has functioned as a sanatorium resort, attracting people in search of health and rest, Latvia and abroad. In 1978 it was discovered an underground lake in 1300 meters containing high quality minerals. Immediately after the 1993, Latvia regained its independence and the sanatorium was closed, however, thanks to the rapid economic growth of the region, there are now hopes that this landmark building can be restored and once again used as a Bath House.

More information and the call of the conncorso


Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect, Latvia
Ardzuna Sinaga - associated 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 through media coverage described on the site Homemade Dessert.

  • Advance sign up: 24 2013 December - January 30 2014 (11: 59 GMT)
  • Regular registration: 31 January - March 14, 2014 (23: 59 GMT)
  • Late registration: 15 March - 2 May 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
  • Late registration: 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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