Bee Breeders Competitions lancia, in collaborazione con SRED Global, il concorso di architettura Blue Clay Country Spa che sta richiamando gli appassionati di architettura per presentare idee relative ad un centro benessere rurale e a una guest house nella campagna lettone.
Il Blue Clay Country Spa utilizzerà un prodotto naturale locale ricco di minerali per i trattamenti di bellezza e di benessere offerti dal centro. I progetti dovranno concentrarsi sull'ecocompatibilità e sulla sostenibilità economica in un luogo in cui gli ospiti potranno godere appieno della bellezza del paesaggio naturale.
Le iscrizioni saranno aperte fino al 25 gennaio 2017, mentre i vincitori saranno proclamati l'8 marzo 2017.
The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is tasking participants with presenting designs for a countryside guest house that would specialise in providing health treatments using this unique and naturally occurring organic product.
Blue clay has long been used in restorative treatments, and provides health and beauty benefits in its naturally occurring form. Blue clay has an exceptionally high mineral content and been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. The research is still being carried out to this day to further understand the clay's antibacterial properties.
The Blue Clay Country Spa will be located in Latvia, a small European country in the Baltic region situated between Lithuania and Estonia, in an area that has a rich source of the blue clay. The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition will help to further promote ecotourism which is already very popular in Latvia. The country spa will allow guests to experience some of the country's most beautiful landscapes and live and interact with nature, all while being pampered with beauty treatments from all natural products.
For the Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, participants are asked to create designs for a guest house complex that is capable of providing overnight accommodation for one family. The guest house would also need to include treatment rooms, accommodation for the staff, and other ecotourism elements such as a small farm to house local animals.
The winning designs will be considered for construction, and should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques that will set a positive example of green building practice, and further popularise ecotourism in Latvia.
Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required.
Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Candidates must register on www.beebreeders.com no later than January 25th, 2017.
Registration fees are the following:
- Early Bird Registration:
- Companies US $90
- Students US $70
- Advance Registration:
- Companies US $120
- Students US $100
- Last Minute Registration
- Companies US $140
- Students US $120
Participants must submit their works no later than February 15th, 2017 (11.59pm GMT).
- Early Bird Registration: October 13rd, 2016 - November 2nd, 2016
- Advance Registration: November 3rd, 2016 - December 7th, 2016
- Last Minute Registration: December 8th, 2016 - January 25th, 2017
- Closing date for registration: January 25th, 2017
- Closing date for submission: February 15th, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)
- Announcement of the winners: March 8th, 2017
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
- BB Student Award - US $500
- BB Green Award - US $500
In addition 6 HONORABLE MENTIONS will be selected.
SRED Global is committed to the construction of the Blue Clay Country Spa during 2017-2018 with all winning and honorable mention designs to be put forward for consideration for the final design of the spa.
The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages.
Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honorable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.