Location: Riga, Latvia
Size: 2000 m2
Scope: Challenged by Bee Breeders architecture competition we have been tempted to design a memorial building for the Baltic Way movement which protested freedom without resorting to violence.
The strong yet powerful act in which protesters joined hands in unity against Soviet Union rule showed just how effective nonviolent protest can be. In this competition architecture enthusiasts are asked to create a memorial building that, while being functional, will be mainly symbolic in nature. It is a chance for architects and designers to create plans for a monumental structure that shows the strength nonviolent actions have when used to fight for people’s beliefs.