International Architecture Competition

Silent
Meditation
Forest Cabins

US $6,000 Prize
23 October, 2018 Registration deadline
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Competition

Silent meditation techniques are used to calm the mind and enhance concentration. Often referred to as Vipassana - which means viewing things just as they are - this type of meditation can be both extremely challenging and rewarding. Retreating from vocal communication, technology, and even eye contact, requires a great deal of commitment and mental strength. However, it can also be a profound and life-changing experience.

The Silent Meditation Forest Cabins is a collaboration with Ozolini Teamakers, run by Brigita and Dima Lukini from Riga, Latvia. Drawing on generations of knowledge and experience with herbs and tea-making, the couple create mixtures of herbal teas for everyday life to offer to city-dwellers. With millennials beginning to find their way back to the countryside and craving a connection to nature, Ozolini is opening its doors to the like-minded individuals who look to reflect on their own experiences through meditation and retreat into the wilderness.


Ozolini Teamakers household;

The tea is collected and created in a certified organic farm;

The competition participants are asked to create designs for a cabin that could be replicated in any number of spots throughout the forest. The cabin’s main purpose is to help guests enjoy silent meditation, where the only sounds they would hear would be the sounds of nature. The silent meditation cabins would need to be able to accommodate just a single person, and offer them basic and humble living conditions.




Ozolini ancient woodlands; Lake Bezdibene;

With competition winners being put forward for consideration for construction, designs for the the Silent Meditation Forest Cabins should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques. As Latvia has a reputation as one of Europe’s greenest countries, the structure should have the potential to become a regional example of green building practice.

Download full competition brief for more information!


ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US $6,000
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
23 October, 2018
Closing date for project submission
19 November, 2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
18 December, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Registration Deadline
04 August - 23 October
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120



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