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Caramel Shore Traveller Rooms

Submission: May 25, 2022
Registration: April 20, 2022
Language: English
Location: Latvia
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


For the Caramel Shore Traveller Rooms competition, Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are asking participants to design a prototype for a sleeping cabin to be located in the Latvian town of Skrunda on the golden-sand shores of the Venta river. The Venta river is home to the widest waterfalls in Europe, and its brightly yellow caramel color sands make it an idyllic spot for rural tourists to visit.

Rural tourism has been a growing trend in recent years. Apart from the blip caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more travellers had been seeking out authentic experiences in nature. This ranges from a night under the stars to living with and helping local communities. It’s a chance for smaller communities to earn an income from rural tourism, everything from organic farms to local shops and regional distilleries.

Modern travellers are putting serious thought into how they can positively or negatively impact environments and communities. As one of the greenest countries in Europe, both literally and figuratively, Latvia is growing in popularity as a destination for rural tourism.


3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000€ in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 5,000 €
2nd Prize – 2,000 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €

+ 6 honourable mentions

“Caramel Shores” Favourite Award – 1,000 €

ARCHHIVE Student Award – 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
AAPPAREL Sustainability Award – 500 € + 50 € AAPPAREL.com Gift Card


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

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<