Project name: Visitor Center in the Forest
Project location: Jūrmala, Latvia
Firm name: Lawrence Kim / A+U Lab
Jury comments: The lightness, transparency, and reflective quality of this project are laudable though it could be considered architecturally frail. It is more threshold than gateway, with boundaries between interior and exterior spaces minimized. A clear vision for the program elements—ticket window, cafe, shower and toilet facilities, and car park—is missing.
Client: Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia