Archinect - News 2015-10-09T08:21:57-04:00 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> Winners of the Hotel Liesma Design Ideas Competition Archinect 2011-11-04T19:24:28-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="474" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries have been published at the international Hotel Liesma Design Ideas Competition for a music-themed upscale hotel in Jurmala, an important leisure and cultural site in the Gulf of Riga, in Latvia. Winner of the First Prize is Portuguese architect Jo&atilde;o Maria de Paiva Ventura Trindade of Lisbon-based VENTURA TRINDADE architects, Ida.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hotel Liesma Proposal by PRAUD Alexander Walter 2011-10-26T19:47:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:36:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boston architects PRAUD have shared with us their entry to the international Hotel Liesma design competition for a music-themed upscale hotel in Jurmala, Latvia. The proposal did not manage to win a prize, but we are happy to publish it. PRAUD's project team included Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, and Emily Ko.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> for PRAUD's Archinect Firm Profile.</p>