THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION – to obtain a high-quality architectural solution and a functionally well-developed sketch design which would meet the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower.

THE COMPETITION SITE AND OBJECT – the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and the adjoining territory is located in the Riga International Airport, in Mārupe Municipality.

THE SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION – the construction idea proposing a complex future vision for the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and integrated development of the territory. The construction idea/sketch design should include the architectural solutions for the object “The Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower” and the master plan concept for the overall development of the territory respecting the urban situation, hereinafter – the Competition Object. The construction idea/sketch design shall be further used as a basis for elaboration of the respective construction design.


The total amount of prize money of the Competition: EUR 80 000
• First prize winner – EUR 40 000
• Second prize winner – EUR 20 000
• Third prize winner – EUR 10 000
• Two consolation prizes in the amount of 5 000 each.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS – any natural or legal person, and an association of such persons in any combination thereof that has submitted an application to the Sketch Design Competition in accordance with the requirements of the Competition Brief can be the Participant.
The Participant of the Competition must be registered in the Commercial Register of Latvia or in an equivalent register in a foreign country if the laws of the country in question so provide.
The Participant shall be registered in the respective authority that registers professional activity in a foreign country in accordance with the laws and regulations of the respective country.

Detailed qualification requirements for the Participant of the Competition can be found in the Competition Brief.

The Competition Brief is available to the Interested Participants of the Competition on the website under the section “LGS” where it is possible to download it. To receive a full set of the Competition documents (including the Designing Programme and its appendices), the Participants of the Competition shall register on the website
A link to the full set of the Competition documents where they can be downloaded will be sent to the Participants of the Competition within 3 (three) business days after the registration.

THE JURY OF THE COMPETITION will include internationally recognized leading specialists from Great Britain, Norway and Latvia in the relevant area – architects, urban planners, civil engineers, Representatives from the Latvian Architects’ Association, Construction Board of Mārupe Municipality, SJSC RIGA International Airport and the Organizer of the Competition SJSC LGS.


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  • Title

    Sketch Design Competition: The Visual Image of the Future Air Traffic Control Tower for Riga Airport
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    26/02/2018 17:00
  • Submission Deadline

    12/03/2018 17:00
  • Venue

    State JSC Latvijas gaisa satiksme (LGS)
  • Price