International Architecture Competition

Pape
Bird Observation
Tower

US$ 6,000 + CONSTRUCTION Prize
29 September, 2017 Registration deadline
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Competition

The Pape Nature Park is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. There are a great number of protected plant, animal and bird species concentrated within the relatively small park area, which is located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia.

The Pape Nature Park is most known for being the first place in Latvia to reintroduce wild horses, auroxen, and bison back into the wild, however it also plays a vital role in the nesting habits of many species of birds. The Lake Pape area is an internationally-recognised breeding, migrating and wintering site for many birds, and is included on the list of ‘Important Bird Areas in Europe’.

The Pape Bird Observation Tower competition is the first in a series of architecture competitions organised in collaboration with “PASAULES DABAS FONDS” THE WWF ASSOCIATE PARTNER IN LATVIA. Participants are tasked with creating designs for a new bird observation tower to replace the previous one that was struck by lightning and burnt down.

For this competition the jury is looking for a design that would enable the new bird observation tower to shape the very sensitive environment surrounding it, as well as giving it the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

Download full competition brief for more information!


© Gaston Lacombe, Pape Nature Park wild horses




© Gaston Lacombe, Pape Nature Park auroxen and bisons

© Gaston Lacombe, The Lake Pape area is an internationally-recognised breeding, migrating and wintering site for many birds, and is included on the list of ‘Important Bird Areas in Europe’

Former Pape bird observation tower that was struck by lightning and burnt down

ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US$ 6,000 + CONSTRUCTION
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


CONSTRUCTION:

“PASAULES DABAS FONDS” THE WWF ASSOCIATE PARTNER IN LATVIA is committed to the construction of the Pape Bird Observation Tower in 2018 with all winning and honourable mention designs to be put forward for consideration for the final design of the tower.

PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
29 September, 2017
Closing date for project submission
25 October, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners
16 November, 2017

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
09 May - 09 June
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $90
Students
US $70
Advance Registration
10 June - 26 July
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $100
Last Minute Registration
27 July - 29 September
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120


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