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Buildner is thrilled to announce the winners of its second annual Architect’s Sugar Architectural Visualization Award! This competition, part of Buildner's 'silent competitions' series, challenges participants to communicate their ideas solely through visuals, without any text. The competition sought outstanding architectural visualizations, showcasing the creative spirit of architects and designers.
Architectural visualizations are essential tools for expressing design intent, creativity, and aspirations. They encompass a wide range of elements, from intricate details to entire cities, providing a powerful means of communication for professionals in the field. Despite evolving technologies, creative thinking remains pivotal in developing innovative drawings, reflecting the talent and imagination of the participants.
Buildner collaborated with a distinguished international jury, including experts like Ricardo Gomes, Andrea Hansen-Phillips, Lydia Kallipoliti, Karel Klein, Michael Meredith, and Stephen Pimbley, to evaluate the submissions. The competition highlighted exceptional work from architects and design enthusiasts worldwide.
The first prize was awarded to Meshal Alradadi and Halie Kim, students from Pratt Institute, for their project "The Imaginary Variance: Collective Memories and Urban Reconstruction." Their intricate line drawing showcased a dense urban center, challenging viewers to contemplate the layers within their own surroundings. Nithya Ranasinghe from Australia was awarded the second prize for her project "Not up to Code," depicting a vibrant urban rooftop scene with meticulous detail. The third prize was claimed by Yulun Liu and Dongqi Chen for their haunting visualization of a post-catastrophe evening scene, serving as a powerful warning about climate change.
Buildner and its jury panel express their gratitude to all participants for their outstanding submissions, contributing to the competition's success and showcasing the limitless potential of architectural visualizations. Congratulations to the winners and their remarkable achievements!
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