Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition

The AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS architecture competition is calling for designs for a series of trekking cabins to be situated along the immense and beautiful Amber Road trekking path

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The AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS architecture competition, in partnership with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency, is calling for designs for a series of trekking cabins to be situated along the immense and beautiful Amber Road trekking path. The path will span the full length of Latvia, running along the Baltic Sea beaches which are an undiscovered gem of Northern Europe’s pristine natural beauty.

Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition

The Amber Road trekking path is planned to allow long-distance hikers to traverse the country, reaching from the Latvia-Lithuania border to the Latvia-Estonia border. Receiving its name from the shiny specimens that wash up on the beaches to this day, the total length of the trekking path would be 530 km, and it would be included as part of one of the European long-distance paths, a network of 12 paths designated by the European Ramblers Association. Path E9 is a hiking trail that follows the coastline, branching out from the Baltics to include countries like Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, and Spain to name a few.

For the Amber Road Trekking Cabins architecture competition, participants are tasked with producing unique and creative designs for a series of cabins that could be placed along this long and arduous route. The designs should be suitable for the various different terrains that will be encompassed along this hiking trail, taking special consideration to be constructed in preserved environments.

The Trekking Cabins should be in keeping with Latvia’s heritage, and their design should comfortably adapt to suit various environments, with the potential of becoming an iconic part of the landscape themselves. Working within a modest budget, the trekking cabins must provide guests with safe and comfortable lodgings, allowing both hikers and their guides the facilities to rest and enjoy the natural scenery.

Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition

Winning designs for the AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency as a way to help boost Latvia’s trekking tourism.

Eligibility

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

Prizes

Total prize fund: US$6000 + Construction

  • First Prize: US$3000 + Publications & Certificate of Achievement
  • Second Prize: US$1500 + Publications & Certificate of Achievement
  • Third Prize: US$500 + Publications & Certificate of Achievement
  • BB Student Award: US$500 + Publications & Certificate of Achievement
  • BB Green Award: US$500 + Publications & Certificate of Achievement

Winning designs for the AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency as a way to help boost Latvia’s trekking tourism.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for registration: September 27th 2017
  • Closing date for project submission: October 25th 2017 (11.59pm GMT)
  • Announcement of the winners: November 9th 2017

Fees

  • Early Bird Registration: May 16th – June 7th 2017; US$90 – US$70 for Students
  • Advance Registration: June 8th- July 28th 2017; US$120 – US$90 for Students
  • Last Minute Registration: July 29th – September 27th 2017; US$140 – US$120 for Students
For more information visit amberroadtrekkingcabins.beebreeders.com

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