All interested architects are invited to partake in an open international competition for a new 4 star hotel in Jurmala, Latvia. The resort city, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, is well known for its musical heritage, and the hotel will express elements related to music in its design concept.
The history of Jurmala has long been tied together with the musical character of the Baltic Sea – the sound of waves crashing on the beach, the whistling of old pine trees in the wind, the shrieking seagulls in the sky, the shifting sand under your feet, and even the distant chime of the leaving train – all of this and more creates a whole symphony in the memories of everyone who has ever been here. More competition information after the break.
Thanks to this naturally musical setting, Jurmala has become a centre for concerts and other musical life of Latvia, and a place where composers, poets and singers come to find inspiration. Building on this theme, the concept of the new hotel will also be rooted in the world of music.
The project will be a full service 4-star hotel with a restaurant, bar, conference area, small acoustic concert hall, swimming pool and leisure area. The hotel shall feature not more than 120 rooms.
Official announcement for competition: 24.08.11 Participant registration: 26.08.11 – 10.10.11 Questions/inquiries: 26.08.11 – 10.10.11 Deadline for entry submission: 15.10.11 Selection and declaration of awards: 16.10.11-19.10.11 Award ceremony for selected works: 19.10.11
Janis Dripe – architect, Riga, Latvia Svetlana Jegorova – customer’s representative, Riga, Latvia Tina Saaby Madsen – architect, Copenhagen, Denmark (to be confirmed) Dace Putnina – architect, Riga, Latvia Janis Alksnis – architect, Jurmala, Latvia Endrik Mand – architect, Tallinn, Estonia
Prizes and awards:
- One first place award, with the prize money of 10,000 € - Two second place awards, with the prize money of 5,000 € each - Three third place awards, with the prize money of 2,500 € each
For more information and for those who are interested, please visit the competition website here.