Buildner, in partnership with Pape Nature Park and WWF, presents the Pape Info Point competition. This project invites participants to design a modular, transportable education stand that will effectively promote Pape Nature Park and its conservation efforts. The stand should be adaptable for placement in busy public spaces, at events, or even in the middle of the forest.

Pape Nature Park, supported by Pasaules Dabas Fonds and associated with WWF, is a biodiversity hotspot in southwestern Latvia. The park spans 10,886 hectares and includes bogs, meadows, and dunes around Lake Pape. It is vital for the conservation of diverse ecosystems and hosts significant populations of migratory birds and large herbivores like wild horses, auroxen, and bison.

Participants are tasked with designing the Pape Info Point, a small-scale architectural piece that embodies and communicates the conservation and education efforts of Pape Nature Park. The stand should use architecture as a method of storytelling, conveying the park's message through its design as much as through the content displayed on it.

Pape Info Point must be visually appealing, modular, secure, and mobile, constructed from sustainable materials. The stand should also be easily assemblable and disassemblable, ensuring it can be set up and taken down with minimal effort and should engage and educate the public about the park's natural beauty and ongoing conservation efforts. The winning projects will be constructed, bringing the best idea of the Pape Info Point to life.


3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner will award a total of 7,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 3,000 €
2nd Prize - 1,500 €
3rd Prize - 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions

Buildner Student Award - 1000 €
Buildner Sustainability Award - 500 €


Early Bird Registration: June 3 – July 10
Advance Registration: July 11 – September 25
Last Minute Registration: September 26 – November 19

Final registration deadline: November 19, 2024
Closing date for submission: December 18, 2024 (11:59 p.m. London Time)
Announcement of the winners: February 25, 2025



cash prize award: $ 7,560.00 USD