FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule – winner of BAUA Awards 2019

FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule receives award for the best architecture graduation project in the annual BAUA Awards 2019 show held on Nov 9 in Riga.

BAUA Awards is an exhibition and competition of the best projects of young Baltic architects happening already for the seventh time. The graduation works were evaluated by the jury, consisting of licensed architects who are not involved in teaching architecture at any of the participating schools in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania – the Union of International Architects Secretary General Serban Tiganas and representatives from each Baltic state – architects Ilze Mekša, Igns Ogints ("DO Architects") and Narva city chief architect Ivan Sergejev.

The aim of the event is to present, compare and award the best graduation works of architecture students from the Baltic States. It provides a platform for architecture students, inviting them to showcase their creative potential, obtain evaluation and feedback from professionals and the international community of architects and observe ideas in a broader context. The exhibition reflects the results and quality of architectural education in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, provides an opportunity to compare methods and programs of education and fosters collaboration and contact between young architects and academic societies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Competition evaluation criteria are conceptuality, originality and innovation, coherent architectural and urban idea and aesthetics of presentation.

FAD BA Architecture programme graduate Helēna Laura Bindemane also sucessfully participated in the show with the project for contemporary student housing in Torņakalns.

Photo: Andra Marta Babre and Lauris Veļičko