Open competition "Preservation of the values of the Great Cemetery Memorial"

Updated information. On 17 June 2024, the proposals of International Sketch Design competition for the preservation and development of the values of the Great Cemetery Memorial were revelead. The jury found that the challenge of the competition was very complex and that each proposal had a good solution, but that none of the entries presented a comprehensive vision of all the necessary measures for the competition, and therefore did not award first prize.
The jury awarded the second prize and the prize of EUR 14 000 to LOCI2211, a collaboration of the entrants Nemoralis Landscape Architecture, Outofbox Architecture and Purs Konsultācijas.
The jury awarded the third prize and a prize of 7,000 euros each to EBLV1205 (by Juul Frost Architects, Denmark) and 27LKMU27 (by Grupa 93).
The jury awarded one incentive prize of EUR 2,000 to the entry L13K4PI2 (by the association of persons "the people" and "Ainavas izpētes un plānošanas institūts".

10.06.2024. updated information — the call for proposals has closed. The opening event of the proposals will take place on 17 June 2024 at 12.00 at the Riga Latvian Society House (Rīgas Latviešu biedrības nams).

Riga City State Municipal Agency Riga Monument Agency announces an International Sketch Design competition for the preservation and development of the values of the Great Cemetery Memorial.

The aim of the Competition – to obtain creative ideas and proposals on how to respectfully preserve the burials of the Great Cemetery, its cultural-historical and natural values for future generations, how to implement the sustainable development of the territory and how to use the potential of the existing green infrastructure as a biologically diverse and unique landscape on the European scale, in order to improve the quality of the urban environment and the accessibility of the Great Cemetery to residents and guests of the city of Riga.

The total prize fund of the Competition is EUR 30,000.

The Commissioner offers the interested participants of the competition site visit of the Competition object on March 5 2024, at noon. The interested participants of the competition should apply to take part in the Competition object site visit by sending an application to the e-mail address: [email protected] no later than March 1 2024, at 5.00 p.m.

The deadline for submitting the competition entries has been extended to 7 May 2024 at 5 P.M in Riga, Latvian Association of Architects at Torna Street 11.

Competition brief and designing programme.

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