Homemade Dessert, in collaboration with the City of Liepaja, invites you to participate in the third international architectural competition on Karosta, Latvia: War Town Microtecture.
Karosta can be translated as a port of war. It is located in the western part of Latvia, in the city of Liepaja. Karosta was born to be a secret military base for the Russian empire, and later for the Soviets. Since Latvia regained its independence in 1991, the Soviet army has had to leave Karosta. As a result, the population dropped dramatically from 25 to 000 and the city fell into a state of partial desperation.
For a plan of urban regeneration of Karosta at all scalesThis time Homemade Dessert asks to focus on forms of architecture small: play areas, bus stops, benches and information boards , in order to develop a coherent concept to strengthen and reflect the identity of the Karosta.
Further information on the constraints of the site, the requirements of the design proposals and recommendations, can be found in the announcement available for download on homemadedessert.org
Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect, Latvia
Alona Martinez - lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth
Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, RIBA, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom
Ardzuna Sinaga - associate at AECOM Asia Pacific
Gemawang Swaribathoro - architect, OMA, Hong Kong
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut - 2010 Cooper Union graduate, associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient
Rajiv J. Fernandez - architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA
Mandy Too - architectural executive - DPA, Singapore
Allison Schwartz - architectural designer, MA Architects, USA
Agata Piet - PhD student, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Simon McGown - project designer, Morphosis Architects, USA
Collin Anderson - writer, architect, Renzo Piano, France
John Simons - designer, KPF, USA
1 prize - US $ 1000
2 prize - US $ 700
3 prize - US $ 300
+ 6 honorable mentions
The winners and honorable mentions will have international visibility thanks to the media coverage described on the site Homemade Dessert.
- Registration: OCT31 2013 - Mar12 2014
- Closing date for registration: Mar12 2014 23: 59 GMT
- Closing date for submission: APR13 2014 23: 59 GMT
- Valutazione: APR 13 - May 1 2014
- Announcement of winners: May