Architecture Contest

War Port Microtecture, Architecture Competition

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War Port Microtecture, Architecture Competition it has been modified: 2014-02-03 di jessica zannori

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 translates as a naval port. It is located in western Latvia, in the city of Liepaja. Karosta was born to be a secret military base for the 'Russian Empire, and later to the Soviets. Since Latvia regained the 'independence in 1991, the Soviet army had to leave Karosta. As a result, the population has dropped drastically from 25 000-6 000 inhabitants and the city has fallen into a state of despair partial.

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 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


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 - associated 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 - designers, 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 through 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: 13 April - May 1 2014
  • Announcement of winners: May

Registration fee: US $ 40

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

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