Pavilosta Poet Huts Architecture Competition

Submission: June 04, 2019
Registration: April 16, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Project Competition


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.


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


Early Bird Registration: 25 OCTOBER – 04 DECEMBER
Advance Registration: 05 DECEMBER – 12 FEBRUARY
Last Minute Registration: 13 FEBRUARY – 16 APRIL

Closing date for registration: 16 APRIL, 2019
Closing date for submission: 04 JUNE, 2019 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners: 25 JUNE, 2019

Go to the competition website