Sansusī Forest Food Court
Music festivals are popular worldwide, allowing music fans 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 classical 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 brings together chamber music – a form of classical music composed for a small group of instruments – with all the excitement, adventure, and freedom of a typical rock festival.
Sansusī 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 beautiful natural surroundings.
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 festival’s spirit while also being a prolific example of green building practices and sustainable design.
The 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.