Music festivals are popular across the world, giving music fans a chance to meet and experience their favorite bands and artists live and in a crowd of fellow supporters. And while you’d expect to see pop music festivals, rock music festivals and jazz music festivals, you may not have expected a classic music festival.
Sansusī is just that, a festival dedicated to celebrating classical and contemporary chamber music within a modern festival setting. First established in 2014, the Sansusī festival has been held each year in Latvia, and sought to create the world’s first alternative chamber music festival. It combines chamber music – which is a form of classical music composed for a small group of instruments – with all the excitement, adventure and freedom of a typical rock festival.
It combines open-air concerts where visitors can listen to classical music with other interdisciplinary performing arts such as contemporary dance, circus performers, live theater, exhibitions and all manner of other performances – all set within a beautiful natural surrounding.
The Sansusī Forest Food Court competition is being run in partnership with the festival, tasking architects and designers to create a food court structure that would function as the center of the festival. The structure would need to be able to be assembled by hand and should be constructed of sustainable materials.
As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the Sansusī festival founders are asking participants to offer solutions that will best serve the various needs of the festival. Designs should reflect the spirit of the festival while also being a prolific example of green building practices and sustainable design.
3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize - 5,000 €
2nd Prize - 2,500 €
3rd Prize - 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions
Buildner Student Award - 1000 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Buildner Sustainability Award - 500 €
There is only one Sansusī, where heartfelt simplicity meets exquisite excellence. The courage to create unprecedented works of art, to experiment with new formats, and the courage to trust audiences.
The festival aims to create accessible places and events where everyone can meet and fall in love with the contemporary scene.
Sansusī was built on the concept of creating and engaging with the wider community, both on-site and online.
Advance Registration: JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 8
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 9 – APRIL 6
Final registration deadline: APRIL 6, 2023
Closing date for submission: MAY 5, 2023 (11:59pm LONDON TIME)
Announcement of the winners: JUNE 22, 2023
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