Archinect - News 2015-11-25T07:27:22-05:00 Winners of “Brutalist Facelift” and “Ghost Town Challenge” for Karosta, Latvia Justine Testado 2013-12-30T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-09-02T16:00:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results were recently revealed for Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council's 'Brutalist Facelift' and 'Ghost Town Challenge' &mdash; two related competitions in a series to revive the cityscape of Karosta, a former Soviet military town outside of Liepaja, Latvia. Each jury selected three winners &mdash; who won prize money and media attention &mdash; for each competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hosted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homemade Dessert Architecture Competitions</a>, <em>Brutalist Facelift</em> had entrants redefine the image and future of the historically debatable brutalist-style architecture for Karosta.</p><p>For <em>Ghost Town Challenge</em>, participants submitted their visions for a new city cultural center.</p><p><strong><em>Brutalist Facelift</em> winners</strong></p><p>1st prize (US$2,500): Ilana Simhon (US)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br>2nd prize (US$1,000): Joanna Burton (Spain)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br>3rd prize (US$500): Emily Kutil + Jordan Hicks (US)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br><strong><em>Ghost Town Challenge</em> winners</strong><br><br>1st prize (US$6,000): Fabien Grousset + H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Besson + Julien Colom + Guillaume Friolet (France)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br>2nd prize (US$3,000) - Gilles Retsin + Isaie Bloch (UK)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br>3rd prize (US$1,000) - Johann Bertelli + Gustavo Deleu Nogueira + Julie Deglesne (France)<br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p>