The Omuli Primary School first opened its doors on October 8th, 1936. Located in the small village of Omuli in Northern Latvia, near the Estonian border, the school was commissioned by then-president K. Ulmanis. Throughout the decades the number of students who attended slowly dwindled, with older students being transferred to other nearby schools.
The Omuli Museum of the Horse will be located within the North Latvia Biosphere Reserve, one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in Northern Europe which is listed as a nature conservation area of international importance by UNESCO.
The Omuli Museum of the Horse will look to become a regional example for green building practice. As competition winners will be put forward for consideration for construction, designs need to place a strong emphasis on sustainable, eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques. Designs for the building complex in this competition need to include accommodation for visitors, an artists’ residence and, of course, the Museum of the Horse!
3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
– 1st Prize – 5,000 €
– 2nd Prize – 2,000 €
– 3rd Prize – 1,000 €
– “Omuli School Favorite” Award – 1,000 €
– ARCHHIVE Student Award – 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS (archhivebooks.com)
– Bee Breeders Green Award – 500 €
+ 6 honourable mentions