Results were recently revealed for Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council's 'Brutalist Facelift' and 'Ghost Town Challenge' — 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 — who won prize money and media attention — for each competition. — bustler.net
Hosted by Homemade Dessert Architecture Competitions, Brutalist Facelift had entrants redefine the image and future of the historically debatable brutalist-style architecture for Karosta.
For Ghost Town Challenge, participants submitted their visions for a new city cultural center.
Brutalist Facelift winners
1st prize (US$2,500): Ilana Simhon (US)
2nd prize (US$1,000): Joanna Burton (Spain)
3rd prize (US$500): Emily Kutil + Jordan Hicks (US)
Ghost Town Challenge winners
1st prize (US$6,000): Fabien Grousset + Hélène Besson + Julien Colom + Guillaume Friolet (France)
2nd prize (US$3,000) - Gilles Retsin + Isaie Bloch (UK)
3rd prize (US$1,000) - Johann Bertelli + Gustavo Deleu Nogueira + Julie Deglesne (France)