Задача конкурсантов – разработать проекты гостевого дома, где можно будет пройти оздоровительные процедуры с использованием голубой глины. Дом должен быть рассчитан на размещение одной семьи. Также необходимо предусмотреть процедурные кабинеты и комнаты для персонала. Строительство такого своеобразного спа-центра планируется в сельской местности в Латвии. Это станет шагом к развитию эко-туризма в стране. Лучшие идеи будут рассматриваться для реализации.
The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is tasking participants with presenting designs for a countryside guest house that would specialise in providing health treatments using this unique and naturally occurring organic product. Blue clay has long been used in restorative treatments, and provides health and beauty benefits in its naturally occurring form. Blue clay has an exceptionally high mineral content and been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. The research is still being carried out to this day to further understand the clay’s antibacterial properties.
The Blue Clay Country Spa will be located in Latvia, a small European country in the Baltic region situated between Lithuania and Estonia, in an area that has a rich source of the blue clay. The Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition will help to further promote ecotourism which is already very popular in Latvia. The country spa will allow guests to experience some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and live and interact with nature, all while being pampered with beauty treatments from all natural products.
As one of Europe’s greenest countries, Latvia is a strong promoter of ecotourism, with overnight accommodation already offered in organic farms and country cottages. Ecotourism is especially popular in Latvia due in thanks to its remarkably low population density and the sheer amount of green and untouched natural areas.
For the Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, participants are asked to create designs for a guest house complex that is capable of providing overnight accommodation for one family. The guest house would also need to include treatment rooms, accommodation for the staff, and other ecotourism elements such as a small farm to house local animals.
The winning designs will be considered for construction, and should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques that will set a positive example of green building practice, and further popularise ecotourism in Latvia.