Location: Pavilosta, Latvia
Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Dace Bula, Kristine Berza, Zanda Zamuska, Eva Heidingere – Jukama
3D graphics: Olga Ponomarjova
I am PELEKAIS. The Grey. I am grey as a baby mouse. I am grey as a bird, as a speck of dust, as ashes. I am the Speck of Dust.
Only because of me can other colours light up.
I am almost the most important colour.
Everything turns beautiful only when I am placed beside.
(The Grey, a tale by Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis)
We believe that a space is there for a person to inhabit and colour it with their personality. An environment can nurture a person and a person can nurture an environment.
Pavilosta, the location of the planned hotel, is a town on the west coast of Latvia. We’re keen to see it develop, yet retain its historical charm. Therefore we decided to give life to one of its abandoned courtyards, enhancing it literally and abstractly, in terms of both functionally and ambience.
The abovementioned poem by Imants Ziedonis would serve as an invitation into the courtyard. It would be engraved on a metal plaque to hint at the adventure that awaits those who enter.