Rural tourism has been a growing trend in recent years. Apart from the blip caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more travellers had been seeking out authentic experiences in nature. This ranges from a night under the stars to living with and helping local communities. It’s a chance for smaller communities to earn an income from rural tourism, everything from organic farms to local shops and regional distilleries.

Modern travellers are putting serious thought into how they can positively or negatively impact environments and communities. As one of the greenest countries in Europe, both literally and figuratively, Latvia is growing in popularity as a destination for rural tourism.

For the Caramel Shore Traveler Rooms competition, Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are asking participants to design a prototype for a sleeping cabin to be located in the Latvian town of Skrunda on the golden-sand shores of the Venta river. The Venta river is home to the widest waterfalls in Europe, and its brightly yellow caramel color sands make it an idyllic spot for rural tourists to visit.

As the winning design will be considered for construction, project submissions should be unique, creative, environmentally and sustainably planned.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 5,000 €
2nd Prize - 2,000 €
3rd Prize - 1,000 €

+ 6 honourable mentions

“Caramel Shores" Favourite” Award - 1,000 €

ARCHHIVE Student Award - 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
AAPPAREL Sustainability Award - 500 € + 50 € AAPPAREL.com Gift Card


COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: November 15 – December 7
Advance Registration: December 8 – January 26
Last Minute Registration: January 27 – April 20

Final registration deadline: April 20 , 2022
Closing date for submission: May 25, 2022 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: July 6, 2022

More: https://architecturecompetitions.com/caramelrooms/

 

cash prize award: $ 11,319.00 USD