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Registration for the Columbarium - The Chamber Of Memories Architecture Competition is now open! 10,000 € in prize money! Early Bird registration deadline: July 6, 2021
Death and loss have been a long-running driving force behind many of mankind’s most influential architectural accomplishments. From a grand mausoleum to an ancient Egyptian pyramid, the act of remembering those that have passed on can be an important architectural statement.
Bee Breeders have partnered with Riga City Council, calling for submissions for a columbarium to be designed for one of the most iconic cemeteries in the world, Forest Cemetery in Riga, Latvia. The ‘Columbarium - The Chamber of Memories’ will look to accommodate 500 niches for family memorials, allowing loved ones to be laid to rest in the company of some of Latvia’s most influential figures.
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
The ‘Columbarium – The Chamber of Memories’ competition is a collaboration with Riga City Council in Latvia. Participants are invited to submit designs for a columbarium planned for the Forest Cemetery. They will need to design a columbarium that can house 500 niches, each of which can hold one to four urns.
In addition to this, participants are asked to create a comprehensive landscape design solution for the entire cemetery. This competition is a chance for architecture and design enthusiasts to reflect on life and death, and communicate their relationship to the concept through architecture. How can architectural design help in the grieving process? What would make it a respectable place of solace where loved ones can visit those that have passed on?
As the Riga City Council has expressed an interest in constructing the columbarium, designs should reflect the best of green architectural practices as well as considering durable and long-lasting solutions.