Submission: December 15, 2013
Registration: November 28, 2013 ($60/80)
Location: Karosta, Latvia
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 2.500 2nd Prize $ 1.000 3rd Prize $ 500 + 6 honourable mentions
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
International ideas competition “Brutalist Facelift” that welcomes you to Homemade Dessert’s most recent architecture vision competition , strictly connected to the ongoing architecture vision competition: “Ghost Town Challenge”.
This time, instead of asking for the introduction of a new element within Karosta’s urban scape we would like you to think on a particular way to restore the lost vitality of the “brutalist” apartment buildings, by acting directly upon them.
Their powerful urban presence is evident, although their bad physical conditions are requiring an urgent answer. One could reinvent them or highlight them in a subtle way.This is your choice. We would like you to figure out a clever method to change their image and to redefine their future, by means of inexpensive materials, color introduction or simple but effective conceptual approaches.