Sketch design competition
“The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory”
ID No.2018/1

2 March 2018 till 4 June 2018

The Aim of the Competition – to obtain a high-quality architectural solution, a functionally well-developed and economically justified Sketch Design that meets the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory.

The Competition site and object – The project area of the sketch design competition is located in Riga, at Merķeļa iela 4, and it includes the territory between Merķeļa and Alfrēda Kalniņa Streets (cadastral No. 0100 005 0014) in the area of 3807 m². The study area of the sketch design competition includes the area of the city with the adjacent streets, infrastructure and buildings.

The Subject of the Competition – the construction idea for complex reconstruction and prospective development of the territory of the Riga Circus. The construction idea should include architectural and functional solutions for the renovation and expansion of the Riga Circus as well as master plan development proposals and landscaping solutions for the territory.

The Commissioner of the Competition – SLLC “Rīgas cirks”

To receive a full set of the Competition documents, the Interested Participants of the Competition shall register on the website http://cirks.metukonkurss.lv/ under the section Registration.
A link to the full set of the Competition documents where they can be downloaded will be sent automatically to the Participants of the Competition after the registration.

The time of the site visit – 10 April 2018, at 12 a.m.

The Jury of the Competition– internationally recognized leading specialists from France, Netherlands, Finland and Latvia in the relevant area – architects, urban planners, circus experts; Representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Latvian Architects’ Association, Riga City Construction Board, Riga City Architect’s Office, City Development Department of the Riga City Council, State Cultural Heritage Protection Inspectorate and the Commissioner of the Competition SLLC “Rīgas cirks”.

The total amount of prize money of the Competition: EUR 35 000
• First prize winner – EUR 15 000
• Second prize winner – EUR 10 000
• Third prize winner – EUR 7 000
• Three incentive awards each in the amount of 1 000

Sketch design competition “The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory”