Amber Road Trekking Cabins Architecture Competition

Submission: October 25, 2017
Registration: September 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Baltic Sea beaches
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize – US $1,500, 3rd Prize – US $500
Type: Open

 

The AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS architecture competition, in partnership with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency, is calling for designs for a series of trekking cabins to be situated along the immense and beautiful Amber Road trekking path. The path will span the full length of Latvia, running along the Baltic Sea beaches which are an undiscovered gem of Northern Europe’s pristine natural beauty.

The Amber Road trekking path is planned to allow long-distance hikers to traverse the country, reaching from the Latvia-Lithuania border to the Latvia-Estonia border. Receiving its name from the shiny specimens that wash up on the beaches to this day, the total length of the trekking path would be 530 km, and it would be included as part of one of the European long-distance paths, a network of 12 paths designated by the European Ramblers Association. Path E9 is a hiking trail that follows the coastline, branching out from the Baltics to include countries like Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, and Spain to name a few.

For the Amber Road Trekking Cabins architecture competition, participants are tasked with producing unique and creative designs for a series of cabins that could be placed along this long and arduous route. The designs should be suitable for the various different terrains that will be encompassed along this hiking trail, taking special consideration to be constructed in preserved environments.

The Trekking Cabins should be in keeping with Latvia’s heritage, and their design should comfortably adapt to suit various environments, with the potential of becoming an iconic part of the landscape themselves. Working within a modest budget, the trekking cabins must provide guests with safe and comfortable lodgings, allowing both hikers and their guides the facilities to rest and enjoy the natural scenery.

Winning designs for the AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency as a way to help boost Latvia’s trekking tourism.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients 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

Winning designs for the AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency as a way to help boost Latvia’s trekking tourism.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: MAY 16 – JUNE 7
Advance Registration: JUNE 8 – JULY 28
Last Minute Registration: JULY 29 – SEPTEMBER 27

Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Closing date for submission: OCTOBER 25, 2017 (11:59 pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Go to the competition’s website

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