2017 September - 2018 February
The City of Riga organized a student competition in order to find new and fresh ideas for the development of Mūkusala pilot site but also to test a new planning method. Multidisciplinary student teams consisting of architecture, spatial planning, transport engineering, landscape architecture, geography, environmental science, sociology, culture, economy and communication students from three Riga based universities were invited to participate in the 6 months competition (2017 September – 2018 February).
The task was to come up with a development proposal for the pilot site taking into account the results of baseline analysis and the feedback and ideas collected from different stakeholder groups. In addition, different topics of interest were further discussed in several stakeholder workshops.
The competition was supervised by local architect studio. Jury consisting of persons from different city’s departments, users of Mūkusala territory and several professional architects and landscape specialists selected the final winner. All groups visioned the site as a multifunctional urban environment that would be organic for residents, existing and prospective developers and visitors. The city was very satisfied with the competition producing three perspectives and innovative and creative proposals for Mūkusala pilot site development.
Process of the student competition and on citizen participation & stakeholder involvement:
TEAM Nr.1 Rīgas Tehniskās Universitāte”
TEAM Nr.2 Latvijas Universitāte
TEAM Nr.3 “RISEBA”