Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Architect’s Sugar Architectural Visualization Award!

The Award series seeks outstanding architectural visualizations of all kinds. It is one of the Buildner’s ‘silent competitions’, in which participants must communicate without the use of any text, and solely through the use of visuals.

Visualizations are critically important to the industry, the primary communications tool for architects and designers to express creativity, design intent and aspirations. Visualizations are limitless in their scope, and can be used to describe details, spaces, buildings, systems, and even entire cities.

The way architectural visualizations are created has changed dramatically over the years, but regardless of the technology or technique, creative thinking has always been fundamental to developing innovative drawings.

The Architect's Sugar Architectural Visualization Award is the first competition in a series in which Buildner is calling for submissions from architects and enthusiasts to share some of their favorite work. Buildner’s network of architects and designers are some of the most talented in the world, and the Architectural Visualization Award is a chance to highlight the best of the best.

Buildner worked with an outstanding international jury to evaluate and award the received submissions: Jan Clostermann is the Founding Director of CLOU architects in Beijing, China; Xuanru Chen is a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier; Andrea Hansen-Phillips is the principal of Datum Digital Studio, founder of the online journal Atlas of Visualization, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee; Michael Meredith is Associate Dean and Professor at Princeton University and a principal of MOS, an internationally recognized architecture practice based in New York; Stephen Pimbley is a British architect based in Singapore and is the founding director of SPARK Architects; Fabien Roy is a swiss designer, architect, and founder of Fabien Roy Studio; and James Whitaker is founder of London-based Whitaker Studio.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each of the participants and teams that submitted their work.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Architectural 
Visualization Award

1st Prize Winner

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Distant Past

I participate in architecture competitions because it can give a work direction, focus and a set time frame. I find this gives me a space and an arena to bring forward ideas that otherwise might continue to float around without ever reaching their full potential.

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Country Norway

2nd Prize Winner

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Melbourne Protest Art Institute: Make Art Not War

Authors Kelly Chun Wai Choi, Rebecca Andre
Country Australia
+92 points Buildner University Rankings

3rd Prize Winner

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Back me to the Earth

Some of competitions that are different from traditional architecture, especially interaction design and interdisciplinary art. These give us more creative possibilities and space to explore.

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Honorable Mentions

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Rapunzel in Quarantine - "The Great Escape"

Country India
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Bergstation

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Atmospheric Exploration. A City in Flux

Author Brent Haynes
Country Canada
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TangSPA

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Volatile Structure

Country Brazil
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A Mute Icon

Author Igor Neminov
Country United States

Shortlisted projects

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Hotel Fortune

Petr Vágner

Eva Jiřičná

Czech Republic

Distant Past

Adrian Vindedal

Norway

TangSPA

Mantas Vilkelis

Ilya Korolyov

Karolis Bulika

NOR3D

Denmark

The Fence of Imagination

Minaz Nafe

Delaram Moharrami

Elham Torabi javan

Iran

Bergstation

Fridtjof Schmidt

University of Kassel (Universität Kassel)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Monument for Remembering

Jennifer Kriegel

United States

A Mute Icon

Igor Neminov

Shimahara Visual

United States

Andes

Paul Jordan

Blackpoint Design Ltd.

United Kingdom

180 Old Street

Paul Jordan

Blackpoint Design Ltd.

United Kingdom

Volatile Structure

Geraldo Zamproni

Brazil

Hideaway

Michael Tweed

United States

LUX AETERNA

Ruth del carmen Orozco aguilar

Mexico

Back me to the Earth

Xian Zhu

Xi Luo

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Divine Geometry

Kenan Pence

Turkey

Introspection

Roberto Montisano

Politecnico di Milano / Polytechnic University of Milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Inhabited Section

Marcos Crane

United States

ISLANDS

Grzegorz Mączka

Marta Mączka

Poland

The Lower Marsh Escape Room

Miroslav Hristov

London South Bank University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Urban Experience

Ka ming dennis Lui

Hong Kong

Old Yellow Bricks

Mert manas Erten

University of East London

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Turkey

Living in books; a house of memories

Margarita Chatzimichail

Pavlos Christodoulou

National Technical University of Athens - School of Architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Greece

Interpretation Center in Flower Field

Fábio Pereira

Portugal

Nameless Pavilion

Geonhee Park

New Zealand

Melbourne Protest Art Institute: Make Art Not War

Kelly Chun Wai Choi

Rebecca Andre

The University of Melbourne

+92 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

Samuka Museum

Ashish Ojha

Pi Visual

India

Solitude

Andreea Marian

Andreea Ivanescu

Evelina Ghise

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism - UAUIM

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Vapor Bridge

Francesco Moncagatto

Christian Galleano

Italy

PAPER ISLAND

Prince phi hung Nguyen

Denmark

Liminal Stairway

Mohamed Fakhry

United Arab Emirates

A school in the small town of Marsassoum, Senegal

Chun fei Wong

Malaysia

LAKE HOUSE

Santiago Vilaseca

KRAKEN STUDIO

France

Architecture of Economy

Abdulmalik Ghazzawi

Saudi Arabia

Allihies Mining Resort

Merlin Augele

Berlin University of the Arts , Universität der Künste Berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Reimage Nature: Reviving Sea Cave in Port Island

Chester Leung

Chinese University of Hong Kong

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hong Kong

Helm Station 2122

Ruihua Yang

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Calmness

Jean paul El hachem

JPAG

Lebanon

SUBJUGATED // MEDICATED

Jack Carroll

Cody Hoonhout

Elliot Robinson

Australia

Timeless

Valentin Sala

FAU UNLP - Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Argentina

Atmospheric Exploration. A City in Flux

Brent Haynes

Canada

Rapunzel in Quarantine - "The Great Escape"

Raveena Batham

India