Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Omuli Museum 
of the Horse

The Omuli Primary School first opened its doors on October 8th, 1936. Located in the small village of Omuli in Northern Latvia, near the Estonian border, the school was commissioned by then-president K. Ulmanis. Throughout the decades the number of students who attended slowly dwindled, with older students being transferred to other nearby schools.


[left] Ceremonial gate for the opening of Omuli School © From the collection of the Valka Local History Museum; [right] Omuli school construction © From the collection of the Valka Local History Museum
In the years that followed the structure was used as a post office, a farm office, an apartment, and a library, but has been unoccupied since 2013. In 2019, the property was sold to entrepreneur Eva Cildermane in the first-ever blockchain real estate transaction in Northern Europe.

Bee Breeders, in partnership with Omuli School, are calling for submissions to transform the structure and its surrounding property into a multipurpose complex with the primary attraction being a museum for horses. The museum will inform visitors about the nature and history of local horse breeds as well as offering hands-on workshops such as making your own horseshoe and other small crafts.

[left] Omuli School 3D model  (find link to the model here
[right] Omuli School site (find link to the site model here)

 

The Omuli Museum of the Horse will be located within the North Latvia Biosphere Reserve, one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in Northern Europe which is listed as a nature conservation area of international importance by UNESCO.


North Latvia Biosphere Reserve


The Omuli Museum of the Horse will look to become a regional example for green building practice. As competition winners will be put forward for consideration for construction, designs need to place a strong emphasis on sustainable, eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques. Designs for the building complex in this competition need to include accommodation for visitors, an artists’ residence and, of course, the Museum of the Horse!

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English

Full competition brief

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration. 

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
    • Reglas de la competencia
    • Regras do concurso
    • Regolamento del concorso
    - SITE PLAN, 3D MODEL
    - PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO

Prizes

10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
5,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
2,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
1,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
Omuli School's Favorite
1,000 €
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD (more details)
500 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN AWARD (more details)
500 €
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

Closing date for registration

23 April, 2021

Closing date for project submission

25 May, 2021 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

06 July, 2021

Registration fees

  • Early Bird Registration
    18 November - 14 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    70 €
  • Students
    60 €
+21% VAT
  • Advance Registration
    15 December - 26 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    90 €
  • Students
    80 €
+21% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    27 January - 23 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    110 €
  • Students
    90 €
+21% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

This project has no set budget.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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