Triple Bridge Waterfront

Submission: August 15, 2015
Registration:  July 30, 2015
Language: English
Location: Liepaja, Latvia
Prizes: 1st Prize US$ 3,000, 2nd Prize US$ 1,500, 3rd Prize US$ 500
Type: Open


As a third in the series of architecture competitions centred on Liepaja, Latvia’s 3rd largest city located at the coast of Baltic Sea, HMMD invites you to offer your vision of a proposed development along the Liepaja Canal.

The area has been approved for development over the next 5 years, during which time the coastline will be transformed into a leisure avenue.

The avenue is planned to begin at the site of the famous Fontaine Palace which is home to some of the city’s best bars, as well as the Great Amber symphony concert hall, which is in its final stages of construction. The avenue will then run alongside the city canal, passing the Libava Hotel, crossing the canal over the former Railway Bridge before finally ending at the newly proposed park in Zirgu Sala.

Participants are asked to submit a conceptual vision for the development of the site at the Liepaja Triple Bridge Waterfront. The site is divided in four zones. Each of the zones has to be treated as a separate entity with a potential to function on its own and would serve as a tourist attraction on both a local and regional scale.


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. HMMD will award a total of US$ 5,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st prize winner – US$ 3,000
2nd prize winner – US$ 1,500
3rd prize winner – US$ 500

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the HMMD website.

HMMD will also acknowledge outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.


Alona Martinez – University of Plymouth, United Kingdom;
Allison Schwartz – MA Architects, USA;
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut – RISEBA, Latvia;
Audrey McKee – Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France;
Carlos M Guimarães – A10 magazine, Portugal;
Collin Anderson, aRenzo Piano Building Workshop, France;
Gemawang Swaribathoro – OMA, Hong Kong;
Gia-Hy Hoang – Search Architects, France;
Mandy Too – DPA, Singapore;
Pierre-Henri Baudart – Studio Akkerhuis, France;
Simon McGown- CO-office, USA.

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Early Bird Registration: APRIL 16 – MAY 21
Advance Registration: MAY 22 – JUNE 25
Last Minute Registration: JUNE 26 – JULY 30

Closing date for registration: JULY 30, 2015
Closing date for submission: AUGUST 14, 2015 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: AUGUST 31, 2015


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

Following documentation is available for download on hmmd.org:

– Extended competition brief
– Site and context photographs
– AutoCad and PDF site plan and sections
– 3D site model

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registering. The provided materials can be used or alternatives can be created or sourced at the participants discretion.


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

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