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Buildner is excited to announce the results of its Beyond Isolation: Senior Housing International competition. This competition aimed to address the isolation experienced by aging populations worldwide by inviting participants to design innovative housing solutions.The competition received submissions from around the globe, and winners were selected by an esteemed international jury.

The first prize was awarded to Nasim Mollazadeh Sorkhabi, Niki Haddad Razavi, Negin Shokry, and Sara Davari from Germany. Their project offers a fresh avenue for elderly individuals to engage and connect with both their peers and the city, featuring a vibrant pedestrian path and a close-knit community for seniors.

The second prize was awarded to Carmen De Martin Hernandez, Adrian Gutierrez Hato, Teresa Dorado Jimenez, Manuel Merino Fernandez-Andes from Spain. Their project proposes the renovation and repurposing of the monastery of Saint Augustine in Seville into a residential complex, engaging with the city's existing buildings and collective memory.

The third and student award winners are Karolina Maria Rorat, Ewa Helena Maniak, and Zofia Zuzanna Zwijacz from Poland, Warsaw University of Technology. Their project, Re-Sanatorium, seeks to maintain local Polish identity and recall important architectural influences while focusing on sustainability and community engagement. And Sustainability award goes to Koh Noguchi, Jintatsu Asada, and Tung Hua Chen from the United Kingdom. Their project envisions a housing complex and community plaza in an area of Japan affected by natural disasters, incorporating traditional design elements and local materials.

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1st Prize 

2nd Prize

3rd and Student Prize

Buildner Sustainability Award