On the 23rd of August 1989, approximately two million people joined hands to form a human chain, 600km long through the three Baltic countries. Their goal was to demonstrate the unity of their efforts to gain freedom from the occupation of the Soviet Union that had been in place for 50 years since World War II.
In this competition architecture enthusiasts are being asked to create a memorial building that, while being functional, will be mainly symbolic in nature. It’s a chance for architects and designers to create plans for a monumental structure that shows the strength nonviolent actions have when used to fight for people’s beliefs.
The memorial building should comprise of an exhibition space, souvenir shop and cafe. Participants should concentrate on the memorial’s architectural fabric, shape and form and its symbolism.
Through this architecture competition we wish to present a clear message that reminds people of how powerful nonviolent resistance can be.
Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).
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Irish Cult Music Venue
Celebrate Ireland’s rich musical history with the restoration and expansion of the Connolly’s of Leap music venueRegistration deadline: April 13 Results annoucement: June 06 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION + EXHIBITION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Pape Nature Park Gateway
Design internationally recognisable landmark as an entry point to the Pape Nature ParkRegistration deadline: April 18 Results annoucement: June 13 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Black Balsam Laboratory
Create a pop up bar laboratory in which the traditional Latvian liquor can be re-envisioned as a trendy, modern cocktailRegistration deadline: April 20 Results annoucement: June 20 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge
Submit inspiring designs for a coffee kiosks that will help to further fuel Northen Europe’s coffee affectionRegistration deadline: April 25 Results annoucement: June 27 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Kemeri National Park Observation Tower
Design an observation tower that is accessible to disabled visitors, allowing them to equally enjoy the stunning views of the national park.Registration deadline: April 27 Results annoucement: June 15 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Nemrut Volcano Eyes
Create an observation point on the peak of the volcano, overlooking a harsh yet unique environmentRegistration deadline: April 06 Results annoucement: May 23 Prize: MONETARY AWARD Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge
Seek out innovative solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Australia’s biggest cityRegistration deadline: February 09 Results annoucement: March 16 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + EXHIBITION AT SYDNEY BUILD 2018 Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page
Iceland Northern Lights Rooms
Create an Icelandic guest house experience in which visitors can view the Northern Lights from their own beds.Registration deadline: April 11 Results annoucement: May 30 Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION Eligibility OPEN TO ALL Go to competition's page