International Architecture Competition

Caramel Shore
Traveller Rooms

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Caramel Shore 
Traveller Rooms

Official Partners

Caramel Shore 
Traveller Rooms

Buildner is excited to announce the results of the Caramel Shore Traveller Rooms Competition! The project is organized as part of Buildner's Small-Scale Architecture competition series.

For this event, Buildner asked participants to design a prototype sleeping cabin of 20 m² with a sleeping area, kitchenette, storage, shower, and toilet, to be located in the Latvian town of Skrunda, on the golden-sand shores of the Venta River. The Venta River is home to the widest waterfall in Europe, and its bright yellow caramel-coloured sands make it an idyllic spot for rural tourists to visit.

Buildner worked with an international jury with a range of experience in projects of similar type and scale: Nancy Beka, an architectural designer and co-director of Studio Edwards, a Melbourne-based design practice; Willem van Bolderen, founding partner of Helsinki-based Studio Puisto Architects Ltd; Mari Hunt, an Estonian architect, partner and co-founder of the architecture office b210, a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and a tiny house builder; Pablo Larroulet, a Chilean architect and founder of LARROU ARQ - Pablo Larroulet Arquitectura; Marco Lavit, founder of Paris-based practice, Atelier LAVIT; Jordi Riembau Ribot and Miguel Rusca Mestre, co-founders of Nordest architecture SLP, based outside of Barcelona; and Ahti Sepsivart, an architect, versatile artist, and teacher located in Tallinn, Estonia.

Buildner and its jury team thank all the participants for their submissions!

1st Prize Winner+
Clients Favorite

Project name

DIAGONAL

Authors

Grzegorz Mączka
Marta Mączka

Poland

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

By participating in architectural competitions we learn the methods and ways of finding architectural ideas. It`s always suprising to find many different solutions for one location.

Jury commentary

Diagonal is a proposal for a cabin with a reduced footprint to best preserve the landscape. It is a top-heavy form, angled in shape with a narrow base to ‘raise’ the main living area off of the ground. The base is used for various storage considerations including firewood. The clean form is clad in wood stacked vertically to correspond with the site's riverside grasses. The jury writes: “A modern and smart design with an innovative and compact space that gives an amazing experience to visitors. Thanks to its simplicity, this proposal blends and balances with nature. The unique shape of the building frames views towards the landscape and sky. The scheme is delicate - taking into account its surroundings, integrating with the landscape. It creates two different atmospheres: one directly related with the site, and the other more introspective in relation to the sky.” The jury also commented that the project is easy to understand, with images that express well the design intent. The entrance ladder was noted to limit accessibility and that some form of stairs might be taken into consideration for enhanced access.

 

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Authors

Clara Copiglia

United States

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Architecture competitions are a great way to explore personal interests, test strategies, and have more creative freedom.

Jury commentary

It Takes a Village is conceived as a collection of cabins with thatched roofs, built and designed using local vernacular practices. The cabins are scattered about the site and its trees. Within the cabin, a stepped form is based around a mass rocket heater - a form of slow-release radiant heating system which uses less wood than a typical wood-burning oven. The thatched roofing is exposed on the interior for a ‘rich material experience.’ The jury writes; “The concept is bold yet sensitive with playful and clever geometry, creating variety and providing different views to the site. A beautiful and modern presentation. It is also a proposal with an unexpected twist - the volumes have elements of vernacular architecture, but the guest experience is exciting and contemporary. The internal space and the use of each zone in plan and section is clever. Material use and local building techniques make the concept naturally sustainable.”  The jury also commended the high-quality renderings and plans.

 

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

a series of rooms

Authors

Alfonso Di Sabato

Switzerland

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Architecture competitions are a useful exercise, essential for me to keep my mind trained. But most of all because I enjoy the design process.

Jury commentary

A series of rooms strings a network of sleeping spaces along a linear volume, connected under the same roof as a single building. The cellular network is punctuated with open terraces that frame views to the landscape and permit some variation in the plan for exterior covered spaces mixed with interior spaces. The individual ‘cabin’ is cleverly designed as two consecutive squares in plan with a primary open circulation axis linked to perimeter niches for sleeping, cooking and writing. In section the roof is kinked to allow for clerestory lighting from above at center. The jury commented: “The plans and sections of this scheme are very well designed and thought through. The materiality is strong and creates a great ambience internally. This is an interesting project as it connects all functions together in a single clear way.”

 

ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Promenade

Authors

Fabian Gottfried
Yihao Ni

University

Rwth aachen university, rheinisch-westfälische technische hochschule aachen
+74 points!

Germany

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Architecture competitions are a useful exercise, essential for me to keep my mind trained. But most of all because I enjoy the design process.
AAPPAREL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Project name

myCO-cabin

Authors

Lucas Yael Ibarra Lages
Cun Hernandez
Juliana Lareu

Germany

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

We participate because it encourages us to explore and share some new perspectives about contemporary architecture, as well as the possibility of materializing these new ideas and to approach to other cultures. It also presents the opportunity to see the diversity and plurality of ideas developed under the same requirements.

Honorable mentions

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Project Name

Spine Stories

Country

Romania

Project authors

Andra Panait
Oana doina Trusca
Adelina Jinga
Teodora Rotea

Project Name

permanent camping

Country

Austria

Project authors

Anselm Kranebitter

Project Name

STRICHKA HOUSE

Company

Desirum

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Zlata Rybchenko
Kateryna Shumikhina

Project Name

Under a haystack

Company

Offcon

Country

Russian Federation

Project authors

Peter Kholkovskiy
Aglaya Van van e

Project Name

Māra

University

Kaywon university of art & design
+72 points!

Country

South Korea

Project authors

Jae Hwan Cha
Sung Min Lee

Project Name

URA

Country

Spain

Project authors

Javier Monasterio
Natalia Cuevas
Maria Eugui
Jonander Rodriguez

Shortlisted projects

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Poland

Poznan University of Technology , Politechnika Poznańska

+22 points!
agnieszka wlazły
weronika wodras

British Indian Ocean Trty.

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kusum sukhwani
aman gupta
sanskriti dogra
udit nyati

Romania

andra panait
oana doina trusca
adelina jinga
teodora rotea

South Korea

Hanyang University

+22 points!
junhyung choi
hyunji choi
yelim oh

Poland

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk , Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku

+22 points!
jakub awin

Poland

Warsaw University of Technology , Politechnika Warszawska

+22 points!
zofia gancarczyk
aleksandra adamska
klaudia kochanowska
aleksandra musiał

Poland

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk , Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku

+22 points!
maja chojnacka
regina andrzejewska

Germany

lucas yael ibarra lages
cun hernandez
juliana lareu

China

Dalian University of Technology

+22 points!
艺锦 王
佳翎 黄
承志 林

South Korea

Kaywon University of Art & Design

+72 points!
jae hwan cha
sung min lee

Italy

christian massi
andrea baroncelli

Germany

Bauhaus - Universität Weimar

+22 points!
johanna schulze

Spain

javier monasterio
natalia cuevas
maria eugui
jonander rodriguez

United Kingdom

zofia kracinova
timothy willment

United States

University of Texas at Austin

+22 points!
j flores

United States

University of Texas at Austin

+22 points!
jeff leopold

United States

University of Texas at Austin

+22 points!
annie hayes

United States

University of Texas at Austin

+22 points!
ramsey robinson

United States

University of Texas at Austin

+22 points!
genesis gadberry

Russian Federation

Logworks

marudina julia

Poland

Poznan University of Technology , Politechnika Poznańska

+22 points!
antoni grześkowiak

China

University of Nottingham Ningbo

+26 points!
yuqi zhao
zihan yuan
nian li

Italy

emiliano barbani
giovanni morelli
martina costa
matteo pozzi

South Korea

so jung lee
kwang hoon lee

Russian Federation

Offcon

peter kholkovskiy
aglaya van van e

Russian Federation

Master`s plan

alina kalacharova
polina belets
arsen gabrielyan
ekaterina tretyakova

Germany

RWTH Aachen University, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

+74 points!
fabian gottfried
yihao ni

China

Tongji University

+22 points!
siran huang
hongwen zhan
hongye zhu
binzhu han

United Kingdom

Desirum

zlata rybchenko
kateryna shumikhina

China

Beijing University of Technology

+22 points!
yuxin wang
 

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