The Kemeri National Park is the third-largest national park in Latvia, and covers over 380 km². The park is home to countless species of birds and wildlife, with a varied landscape that makes it a popular visitor attraction. Just 10% of the park is occupied by lakes, rivers and sulphur springs, while over half of it is forest.
Nearly a quarter of the park, however, is made up of bogs, and this is what most of the park’s visitors come to experience. The Kemeri Bog boardwalk offers guests a chance to explore the vast network of wooden boardwalks and nature paths that traverse the park. Visitors can see nature up close and venture into a world seemingly untouched by man.
Board Walk; © Mihails Voloscuks; Kemeri National Park Pine; © Daiga Ellaby
The Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center architecture competition is the second in a series run in conjunction with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency. The participants are invited to submit designs for an entry point to the nature park. The entry point will need to feature an information centre with a small cafe, a terrace available for those camping in the area, a playground for children, as well as a car park and ticket booth.
Competition site is located at the entrance point to the Great Kemeri Bog Boardwalk. The site is currently used as a car park and gathering point by those visiting the Boardwalk.
As the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency has expressed an interest in the construction of the visitor centre, designs will need to be both in keeping with the look and purpose of the national park, while having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.
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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.