Foreword

The Berlin Techno Booth Competition is part of Bee Breeders’ Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement showcasing small projects that contain big ideas. Designers were tasked with proposing a temporary structure that, in light of the ongoing pandemic, could accommodate a single dancer, allowing them to dance and enjoy Berlin’s techno music in a socially-distanced fashion. The only constraint was that the structure has a maximum area of 4 m2.

Berlin club culture is a bedrock to the techno music establishment. Venues that were once locales for illegal raves have transformed into popular businesses known internationally for showcasing original interpretations of techno.

As with the majority of social venues around the world, techno clubs and raves have been forced by governments to shut their doors over the past two years in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus. This competition was a light-hearted initiative to generate new ideas for activating the streets of Berlin with techno music. While there were no specific requirements for design submissions, participants were encouraged to express their creativity through thoughtful and innovative design ideas.

Bee Breeders worked with an outstanding international jury of architects and street artists: Jürgen Mayer H., founding partner of Berlin-based J.MAYER.H und Partner; AKUT, Berlin-based urban contemporary artist and photographer; Dan Dorocic, member of design & architecture collective ON/OFF; Gonzalo Lopez, PhD candidate at Polytechnic University of Madrid and partner of knitknot architecture; Kerim Miskavi, architect and founder of Istanbul-based MAS – Miskavi Architecture Studio; Nicolas Sterling, and Elke Sterling-Presser, co-founders and Directors of Sterling Presser Architects and Engineers in Berlin.

Bee Breeders and its jury panel would like to thank all the designers that participated in this competition.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
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Techno Booth

1st Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

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Re-Unite

Actively participating in competitions helps to broaden the mind and understand architecture from different perspectives. As students, it is particularly important because we easily stick to thinking in one way which is taught at school.

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Authors Zhifei Liang, Hantao Li, Yingqi Li
Country United Kingdom
+176 points Buildner University Rankings

2nd Prize Winner

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SNB-F1

Participating in architectural competitions is an opportunity to look back at our practice and philosophy. It showcases our work and the way we think.
 As students, we can escape from scholar or corporate projects. It gives us the freedom to venture into our very own obsessions.
 It sharpens the way we draw by testing alternative ways of representing architecture.
 Participating in architectural competitions is also constantly questioning urban and social problematics while seeking for the simplest answer. It is the chance for radical ideas.

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Authors Tevi Allan Mensah, Eugenie Palau
Country France

3rd Prize Winner

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Invisible Bodies

It was our first collective participation in an architecture competition and, to be honest, we were only looking for a reason to work together on a project.

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Authors Anna Morawek, Jannis Block, Laura Kettler
Country Germany

BB GREEN AWARD

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Tanzblock

I enjoy the creative freedom that competitions give, as well as the diverse range of settings and scenarios that competitions can expose me to.

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University Suny buffalo
Author Jackson Gaylord
Country United States
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Honorable Mentions

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Tesoro

Authors Joel Perez, Guido Picasso, Ignacio Cuenca, Manuel Bianchi
Country Argentina
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UNSTABLE RHYTHMS

Authors Jessica Castellanos Espinosa, Andrés Forero Pinzón

Country Colombia
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Techl

Authors Fabian De vriendt, Arnout Stevens, Mathias Spiessens
Country Belgium
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EINZELGÄNGER

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The Ina Kraviz

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BOOTH CITY SILENCE

Shortlisted projects

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UNTZ UNTZ

Lukasz Harat

Aleksandra Kopeć

Poland

UNSTABLE RHYTHMS

Jessica Castellanos Espinosa

Andrés Forero Pinzón


Centro de informatica cipsa

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Colombia

TechnU

Martino Pezzolla

Manuel Piscioneri

Italy

SNB-F1

Tevi Allan Mensah

Eugenie Palau

France

The Berlin Box, The club for one

Moser Nicolas

Ha Quang anh

Duong Van khanh

Switzerland

hawting's booth

Stanislav Titov

Olga Fomina

Russian Federation

Exquisite Techno

Miles Wagner

Carola Migliore

Reality is_

United Kingdom

Tekno in your head

Mauricio Valdes

Enrique Espinosa

Mexico

The Ina Kraviz

Xinyi Ma

Shuang Feng

Southern california institute of architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The infinity Box

Camille Garel

Switzerland

Re-Unite

Zhifei Liang

Hantao Li

Yingqi Li

Architectural association school of architecture

+176 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Die Techno - Kabine

Patricio Martínez

Mexico

Tanzblock

Jackson Gaylord

United States

Squat Kollektiv

Tuur Pluijmen

Esteban Cuenca

Genoom.io

Netherlands

EINZELGÄNGER

Clemens Rapp

Fridtjof Schmidt

David leander Kaiser

Tim-henrik Ehmer

Germany

TECHNOLITH

Eduardo Diglio

Eleonora Mannelli

Italy

BOOTH CITY SILENCE

Giorgia Martella

Naba - nuova accademia di belle arti

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Italy

Forgotten Dreams

David Villegas

Paula Castel griño

Mexico

Te(ch)mple

Burak Bakö

Ensar Kaya

Germany

Berlin Techno Net

Paulo Matos

Gabriel Mateus

Portugal

spotlight

Nassim Brouri

Akken

France

MULTITUDE

Niklas Nalbach

Gilles Muller

Austria

Techno ring

Weronika Kozak

Natalia Torbiarczyk

Natalia Szyszko

Jakub Chrząstek

Poland

The Lanterns

Lisa Montanari

Stefano Camedda

Italy

TechnoPump

Tjasa Plavec

Urška Uršič

Rok Bozic

Katja Orehek

Slovenia

Invisible Bodies

Anna Morawek

Jannis Block

Laura Kettler

Germany

MASQUERADE

Adam Ghadi-delgado

Gabriela Hébert

Canada

4dRoom

Andrea Bosio

Filippo Serra

Italy

#BackInTheGroove

Melike Beşik

Yağmur ceren Atay

Turkey

SHIFTING THE BODERLINE

Leon Donald

Syirr Saripin

United Kingdom

YZY.TECH BOOTH

Amanda Machado

Brazil

Autonomous Techno Booth

Anca-maria Tudor

Andra Panait

Tudor sabin Lulciuc

Maria-Alexandra Dumitriu

Romania

SHAPING MOVEMENT

Miguel Prados sánchez

Manuel Prados sánchez

Spain

Aura Troupe

Brian Tien

Canada

Womb

Sandra Palau palacio

Covadonga Cueto-felgueroso junquera

Anamaria Crisan

Germany

Latent Bodies

Jean Jaminet

Josh Myers

United States

Tesoro

Joel Perez

Guido Picasso

Ignacio Cuenca

Manuel Bianchi

Argentina

Techl

Fabian De vriendt

Arnout Stevens

Mathias Spiessens

Belgium

BUBBLE

Alex Kolar

United Kingdom