Pavilosta Poet Huts
The small port town of Pavilosta is located on the western coast of Latvia, at the mouth of the Saka river in Courland. Known for its long sandy beach and idyllic Baltic Sea waters, the town is a popular tourist destination, and is populated with seafaring locals from tenacious fishermen to some of the world’s toughest windsurfers.
The architecture of the town is predominantly low-rise housing, with almost all roads leading to the sea, whose crystal clear waters attract creative people to this small town to rest, rejuvenate, and be inspired.
The Pavilosta Poet Huts architecture competition is tasking participants with delivering designs for residences for visiting poets. The key function of the complex would be to offer free residence to selected poets where they could live and work for a defined period of time.
With competition winners being considered for construction, designs for the Pavilosta Poet Huts should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques. As Latvia has a reputation as one of Europe’s greenest countries, the structure should have the potential to become a regional example of green building practice.
Download full competition brief for more information!
Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.
3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions
BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500
More information about the special awards at poethuts.beebreeders.com.
Early Bird Registration: OCTOBER 25 – DECEMBER 4
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 5 – FEBRUARY 12
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 13 – APRIL 16
Closing date for registration: APRIL 16, 2019
Closing date for submission: JUNE 4, 2019 (11:59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: JUNE 25, 2019