Welcome to Homemade Dessert's most recent architecture vision competition "Brutalist Facelift", strictly connected to the ongoing architecture vision competition: "Ghost Town Challenge".
This time, instead of asking for the introduction of a new element within Karosta's urban scape we would like you to think on a particular way to restore the lost vitality of the “brutalist” apartment buildings, by acting directly upon them.
Their powerful urban presence is evident, although their bad physical conditions are requiring an urgent answer. One could reinvent them or highlight them in a subtle way. This is your choice. We would like you to figure out a clever method to change their image and to redefine their future, by means of inexpensive materials, color introduction or simple but effective conceptual approaches.
What could really uplift this place and these buildings? What can be made to turn this place around? Are you subtle or radical? Give us your insight!
1ST PRIZE - US$ 2500
2ND PRIZE - US$ 1000
3RD PRIZE - US$ 500
+ 6 honourable mentions
The winners and honourable mentions will get international art and design media coverage and on the Homemade Dessert website.
Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect
Carlos M Guimarães – architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Rest of the jury to be confirmed.
Early entry registration: JULY8 - SEP18 , 2013
Late entry registration: SEP19 - NOV28, 2013
Closing date for registration: NOV 28, 2013
Closing date for submission: DEC 15, 2013
Evaluation: DEC15 - DEC24, 2013
Announcement of the winners: DEC 24, 2013