Blue Clay Country Spa

Submission: February 15, 2017
Registration: January 25, 2017
Language: English
Location: Kurzeme, Latvia
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $11,000, 2nd Prize: US $6,000, 3rd Prize: US $2,000
Type: Open


The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is tasking participants with presenting designs for a countryside guest house that would specialise in providing health treatments using this unique and naturally occurring organic product. Blue clay has long been used in restorative treatments, and provides health and beauty benefits in its naturally occurring form.

Blue clay has an exceptionally high mineral content and been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. The research is still being carried out to this day to further understand the clay’s antibacterial properties.

The Blue Clay Country Spa will be located in Latvia, a small European country in the Baltic region situated between Lithuania and Estonia, in an area that has a rich source of the blue clay. The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition will help to further promote ecotourism which is already very popular in Latvia. The country spa will allow guests to experience some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and live and interact with nature, all while being pampered with beauty treatments from all natural products.


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


Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $20,000 IN PRIZE MONEY to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize Winner – US $11,000
2nd Prize Winner – US $6,000
3rd Prize Winner – US $2,000

Special awards:

BB Student Award – US $500  (more details here)
BB Green Award – US $500  (more details here)

In addition 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS will be selected.

SRED Global is committed to the construction of the Blue Clay Country Spa during 2017-2018 with all winning and honorable mention designs to be put forward for consideration for the final design of the spa.


Early Bird Registration: OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 2
Advance Registration: NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 7
Last Minute Registration: DECEMBER 8 – JANUARY 25

Closing date for registration: JANUARY 25, 2017
Closing date for submission: FEBRUARY 15, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: MARCH 8, 2017


Early Bird Registration: US $90 / US $70
Advance Registration: US $120 / US $100
Last Minute Registration: US $140 / US $120

Go to the competition’s website