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GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE
GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE
GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE
GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE
GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE

GHOST TOWN CHALLENGE

United Kingdom
Homemade Dessert is excited to invite you to participate in architecture vision competition „Ghost Town Challenge” on Karosta, a former soviet military town about 10 km North from Liepaja city centre, Latvia. Karosta translates as War Port (or Navy Harbour). It is used to be a closed secret military town for the Russian Empire, and later for the Soviet military. As Latvia regained its independence in 1990, the Soviet military had to leave Karosta. As a result the population dropped dramatically from 25 000 to 6 000, leaving many abandoned buildings behind which have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair. Homemade Dessert in collaboration with Liepaja City Council and a number of local artists has created a design brief on Karosta´s revitalization. Before exploring the brief in depth we would suggest you to familiarize yourself with this unique urban context. There are number of impressive historic monuments as St. Nicholas Ortodox Marine Cathedral in the central part of Karosta, the Horse Arena or Manege and Karosta Prison. Specific and unique poetic value can also be found in brutalist architecture „soviet style” apartment buildings. The Brief will more closely examine development of Karosta´s urban core by planting a building complex that will be the main attraction of the town and would help to bring back the life to this part of Liepaja city. You are asked to present your architectural vision for a multi-purpose cultural centre that would include exhibition hall, library, and conference centre with possible entertainment as retail zones and a restaurant. This competition is the first competition in the competition series on Liepaja city. This international architecture vision competition is open to everyone. Teams must have no more than 4 people, no professional qualification is required. More information in informative material package. This is a vision competition that should be treated as an academic exercise. Jury Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect Juris Greste - Urban designer, recipient of the of the Built Environment exemplar award in Australia Dr Adam Jasper Smith - Lecturer, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, RIBA, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom Alona Martinez - lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth Rajiv J. Fernandez - architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA Mandy Too - architectural executive - DPA, Singapore Rest of the jury to be confirmed. Prizes 1st prize - US$ 6000 2nd prize - US$ 3000 3rd prize - US$ 1000 + 6 honourable mentions will receive complimentary cash prize which will equal to the double registration fee. The winners and honourable mentions will get international art and design media coverage and featured on the Homemade Dessert website. Confirmed media partners: Archilovers web Archello web CRC - Université de Montréal web Architekturjournal Wettbewerbe print Archi.ru web NIP Magazine web SALON Magazine print Infinityinner web Architime.ru web Viavili web Potential media partners are welcome to send their cooperation proposals via contact@homemadedessert.org Schedule Entry registration: JUNE 5 - NOV 10, 2013 Closing date for registration: NOV 17, 2013 11.59pm GMT (extended) Closing date for submission: DEC 7, 2013 11.59pm GMT (extended) Announcement of the winners: DEC 24, 2013 Fees: Entry registration fee: US$ 120 Following informative material is available for download: - CAD plan - Sketch Up model - Site photographs - Site video - Context photographs
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