Foreword

An architecture of and for Cannabis would seem as confounded or bemused as the position of Cannabis in contemporary culture. In much of the world, Cannabis is controversial, challenging, considered in many places taboo, yet is relevant as a concern of legality, medicine, health, ethics, and economy. Historically precedented in popular culture or as a building typology by the public house, salon, tea house, cafe, and pharmacy, a contemporary architecture of Cannabis is yet to be defined. The political, economic, and legal consequences in society, however are manifold.

An array of projects were submitted for consideration, all of which contribute to this discourse. The jury showed preference for projects that creatively address the profound and consequential social considerations at stake, particularly with respect to culture, health, economy, and policy. Projects deemed successful acknowledge and present a cohesive argument regarding several correlated issues including: consideration of individual experience — medicinal, psychological, and spiritual; sensitive accommodation in space and circulation for both the intimate and social; clearly defined context and locale; and innovation of an undefined spatial, tectonic, and architectural typology.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Cannabis 
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1st Prize Winner

Project name

U-Can

We believe architecture visionary competitions are very much in touch with current social affairs. By participating in these competitions, we can stay in tune with world events and maintain our high design enthusiasm level.

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University National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Authors I-Ting Chuang , Yu Han Wu, Takanori Kodama, Jing- Yao Lin
Country Taiwan
+108 points Buildner University Rankings

2nd Prize Winner

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Cannaleonic Bank

We like competitions because we can work from the beginning. Almost always the start of a journey is better than the return. To develop an idea and take it though until the end without losing it during the trip, is very easy in this type of competition and it attracts us especially.

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Authors Héctor Durán, Albert Pla , Joan Pau Albertí
Country Spain

3rd Prize Winner

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Cannabis River Cruise

Architecture visions competitions create a platform for us to work through design problems that really enable us explore the potential of what architecture can be. It's part of trying to understand and develop what techniques and sensibilities work for us, and to develop our design identity. For us, these kinds of competitions create a space for that kind of exploration.

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Company Uburo Design
Authors Sheehan Wachter, Cruz Crawford
Country United States

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Green Is Clean

Company Julia Azamatova architectural bureau
Authors Miroslav Stafi, Julia Azamatova, Nikita Petrov
Country Russian Federation
Project name

Cannabis Bank

Company One to One Design, LLC
Country United States
Project name

Cannabis Bank

Author Liliana Szulakowska
Country Poland
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Cure In The Cube

Author Elżbieta Komendacka
Country Poland
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Flagship Shanghai

Authors Pierre Shi Thach, Kevin Ting-Yu Huang, Daniel Xu Fetcho
Country United States
+52 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Metamorphosis

Authors Teruaki Hara, Sai Hu, Marija Sassine
Country United States
+52 points Buildner University Rankings