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Call for Submissions: Blue Clay Country Spa

Latvia Architecture News - Nov 12, 2016 - 15:16   13107 views

Call for Submissions: Blue Clay Country Spa

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions announced new competition in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is calling for architecture enthusiasts to present ideas for a rural spa and guest house within the beautiful countryside in Latvia. The Blue Clay Country Spa will utilise this mineral-rich product, which occurs naturally at the location site, for the health and beauty treatments that the spa will provide to guests.

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.

World Architecture Community is Media Partner for the Competition. World Architecture Community members will have 10$ discount by entering this promo code: greenspa for their Blue Clay Country Spa registrations!

Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, and the competition itself has an incredible prize fund of US $20,000. Registration is open now until January 25. Winners will be announced on March 8, 2017.

Eligibility

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

Prizes

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.

Publications

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages.

Jury Members include Audrey McKee, Collin Anderson, Daphné Karaiskaki (Renzo Piano Building Workshop) France, Gemawang Swaribathoro (OMA) Hong Kong, John Paul Rysavy (SHoP Architects) New York City, USA; And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA, John Simons (KPF) USA, Eva Cildermane, Sustainability and business development advisor, MSc. Candidate in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford-all jury members can be seen from here

Schedule

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

Download competition brief and other materials here

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