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New Competition by Bee Breeders: Kip Island Auditorium

Latvia Architecture News - Nov 11, 2016 - 14:13   13884 views

New Competition by Bee Breeders: Kip Island Auditorium

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions announced new competition and calls for entries for Kip Island Auditorium. The Riga Expo Centre on Kip Island is looking to expand its facilities to become the leading exhibition hall in the region, and will consider all winning designs for construction.

The Riga Exhibition Centre is one of the largest in the northern region of Eastern Europe and is situated in Kipsala, also known as Kip Island, which is located at the heart of the Latvian capital. The Exhibition Centre currently houses two large exhibition halls, conference rooms and meeting rooms, and has recently announced plans to further expand its facilities.

The Riga Expo Centre is looking for an iconic addition to its already well-established complex, and as such will be considering all winning designs in the Kip Island Auditorium architecture competition. For the additions to their building, the Riga Expo Centre are looking to house an auditorium, additional conference rooms, as well as a new exhibition hall.

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The new complex would need to be integrated with the existing complex and act as the new iconic image for the Riga Expo Centre. Winning designs will need to show off the structure’s potential to be the leading exhibition hall in the entire region, and be in keeping with the exciting city in which it is located. As the unofficial capital of the Baltic states, Riga is a vibrant and busy city, with one of the largest airports in the region, as well as one of the largest seaports.

The Riga Expo Centre have committed to consider all winning designs for construction, and the winning designs will be exhibited within the Expo Centre itself in the Spring of 2017.


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


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
BB Green Award - US $500
In addition 6 Honourable Mentions will be selected.


In addition to the prize fund and their designs being considered for construction, first place winners will be presented in the Green Planet Expo which will be held in the exhibition centre in May 2017. The GPE team is bringing together green manufacturers and service providers from ten Baltic Sea region countries with the goal of acknowledging the complicated issues surrounding climate change, offering solutions, and encouraging cooperation to solve them.

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


Early Bird Registration: October 5 - October 26
Advance Registration: October 27 - November 30
Last Minute Registration: December 1 - January 18
Closing date for registration: January 18, 2017
Closing date for submission: February 8, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: March 1, 2017

Download competition brief and other materials here

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