THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION – to obtain a high-quality architectural solution, a functionally well-developed and economically justified Sketch Design that meets the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory.
THE COMPETITION SITE AND OBJECT – the project area of the sketch design competition is located in Riga, at Merķeļa iela 4, and it includes the territory between Merķeļa and Alfrēda Kalniņa Streets (cadastral No. 0100 005 0014) in the area of 3807 m². The study area of the sketch design competition includes the area of the city with the adjacent streets, infrastructure and buildings.
THE SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION – the construction idea for complex reconstruction and prospective development of the territory of the Riga Circus. The construction idea should include architectural and functional solutions for the renovation and expansion of the Riga Circus as well as master plan development proposals and landscaping solutions for the territory.
THE COMMISSIONER OF THE COMPETITION – SLLC “Rīgas cirks”
The total amount of prize money of the Competition: EUR 35 000
• First prize winner – EUR 15 000
• Second prize winner – EUR 10 000
• Third prize winner – EUR 7 000
• Three incentive awards each in the amount of EUR 1 000.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS – any natural or legal person, and an association of such persons in any combination thereof which has submitted an application for the participation at the Competition in accordance with the requirements of this Brief, can be a Participant. The Participant of the Competition must be registered in the Commercial Register of Latvia or in an equivalent register in a foreign country if the laws of the country in question so provide. This requirement applies to all members of the partnership (if the proposal is submitted by a partnership) or all members of an association of persons (if the proposal is submitted by an association of persons), as well as to subcontractors (if the Participant is planning to involve them for performance of more than 10% of the planned amount of works).
Detailed qualification requirements for the Participant of the Competition can be found in the Competition Brief.
The Competition Brief is available to the Interested Participants of the Competition on the website http://cirks.metukonkurss.lv/ where it is possible to download it. To receive a full set of the Competition documents, the Interested Participants of the Competition shall register on the website http://cirks.metukonkurss.lv/. A link to the full set of the Competition documents where they can be downloaded will be sent automatically to the Participants of the Competition after the registration.
The time of the site visit: 10 April 2018, at 12 a.m.
THE JURY OF THE COMPETITION – internationally recognized leading specialists from France, Netherlands, Finland and Latvia in the relevant area – architects, urban planners, circus experts; Representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Latvian Architects’ Association, Riga City Construction Board, Riga City Architect’s Office, City Development Department of the Riga City Council, State Cultural Heritage Protection Inspectorate and the Commissioner of the Competition SLLC “Rīgas cirks”.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS: 4 JUNE 2018
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TitleSketch Design Competition: The Renovation Of The Historic Building Of The Riga Circus And Development Vision For The Territory
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Registration Deadline25/05/2018 17:00
Submission Deadline04/06/2018 17:00