Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its Children's Hospice - Home for the Terminally Ill competition!

The competition sought conceptual ideas exploring health design innovation. It offered a chance for participants to explore how architecture can be used as a tool to help people, and demonstrate how architecture can offer psychological relief to those who are suffering.

While this was an architecture ideas competition, the brief requested a few key functions for the conceptual hospice, including a common area with a gathering room, a games or play room, a small library, a Chapel, a kitchen and dining room, as well as a private area which could function as a nurse’s room and therapy room for psychological support. There was no defined location chosen for this competition and participants were requested to select a theoretical site from their home country.

Buildner collaborated with an excellent international jury whose project experiences included similar briefs: Alan Dunlop of Alan Dunlop Architects is an architect with a portfolio of award winning buildings including the internationally renowned Hazelwood School for children and young people who are dual sensory impaired: blind and deaf; Rubén García Rubio is an architect and co-founder of studioVRA based in Zaragoza, Spain; Arturo Mc Clean is Communications Manager and Architect at Barcelona-based Miralles Tagliabue EMBT which has completed such projects as Kálida Sant Pau Centre in Barcelona - a space of emotional, social and practical support for cancer patients, and part of the Maggie’s Centre Network; Dr Nirit Pilosof is an architect and researcher exploring the intersection of Healthcare, Technology, and Architecture, and the Head of Research in Innovation and Transformation at Sheba Medical Centre in Israel, and a Faculty Member at the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University; Rion Philbin is the founder and Creative Director of Berlin-based No So Studio and his projects include the Casa-mac project, a  home in Italy for a blind woman; Susanne Siepl-Coates was a member of the architecture faculty at Kansas State University for over thirty years, where her teaching focused on the exploration of the relationships between the built environment and human health/well-being; Sonsoles Vela Navarro is an architect and co-founder of studioVRA based in Zaragoza, Spain, with 15 years of experience working alongside private clients and builders to develop architectural designs on residential, commercial and healthcare projects; Steven Wright is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and a specialist in its healthcare practice; and Dr Johan van der Zwart is a researcher at the department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies of the University of Twente and an assistant professor of architecture and health at the NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology whose research focuses on the interaction between technology, people, process and place.

Buildner and its jury panel congratulate the winners of the competition and thank each of the participants for their design submissions!

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Home for the Terminally ill

Design a safe and supportive space to those struggling with a terminal illness

Edition #3 ideas COMPETITION

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

Symbiosis

We strongly believe that contests are the most effective means of acquiring knowledge. While working in a design firm is valuable for honing professional skills, it often restricts creative freedom. Design competitions, on the other hand, foster idea generation and provide creative suggestions. Moreover, we firmly hold the belief that architecture is not merely the product of an individual, but rather a creation that considers the needs of others. The current competition entails designing a hospice for terminally ill children. In our view, architecture should facilitate a harmonious connection between humans and the natural environment that surrounds them. By prioritizing physical sensations such as wind, sound, scent, and tactile experiences, we strive to design architecture that embraces the influence of "others" — including materials, traditions, users, and unexpected encounters. Our aim is to imbue our designs with a sense of attachment and love.

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Authors Miku Yashiki, Yuta Sugasawa
Country Japan
+172 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 8/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Huitzilin - a home in the jungle

We perceive architectural competitions as an opportunity to enhance our design skills, enabling us to create functional projects that resonate with our own identity and propel us into the future. We firmly believe that it is a tremendous opportunity for young architects, like ourselves, to engage in healthy international competition, providing us with the chance to learn from other architects as well.

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Authors Antonio García de la Mora, Sebastian Tellez Solís, Pablo Navarro Rubio, Montserrat Sanchez Villaseñor
Country Mexico
+92 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 8/10 Linework
  • N/A Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Pallio

The interdisciplinary nature of architecture is one of its most attractive aspects. Architecture competitions embrace this aspect by not confining us to a single medium. Texts, diagrams, drawings, renders - these are the instruments that represent architecture, but they cannot fully capture its essence. Striking the right balance of these tools in a competition becomes a fascinating challenge. Participating in architecture competitions offers us a platform where our creativity knows no bounds and where opportunities abound, beyond the limitations of traditional design work. It allows us to imagine the unimaginable, delve into complex themes, and question the obvious, creating an exhilarating architectural journey. Collaborating with others further enriches the tapestry of architectural narratives.

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Authors Iaroslava Komissarova, Ivan Beketov
Country Denmark
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • N/A Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

The Meadow

Authors André Dupont, Agata Tyburska, Nisanur Akkaya
Country Denmark
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 7/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 7/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Erasing Boundary

Authors Sangheon Yi, Dasol Kang, Jongin Choi
Country South Korea
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

A Wishful Way

Authors Ziqi Huang, Zhirui Xiong, Jinghan Yang
Country China
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Lily Pads Children's Hospice

Authors Feifei Feng, Ye Wang
Country Australia
Project name

ISLAND OF REUNION

Authors Meihan Liu, Jiayi Liu
Country United Kingdom
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Huitzilin - a home in the jungle

Antonio García de la Mora

Sebastian Tellez Solís

Pablo Navarro Rubio

Montserrat Sanchez Villaseñor

Universidad Anahuac Queretaro (Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro)

+92 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

TREE HOUSE

Andrea Lomeli ruiz

Salma Orozco orozco

Aldo daniel Rivera reza

Universidad Anahuac Queretaro (Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Kind Stories

Axel josua Nogales bernal

Cecilia Pardo delgado

Alejandra Mejia alvarez

Diana estefania Martinez correa

Universidad Anahuac Queretaro (Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

The Lantern House

Bryan Ye

Carleton University, Canada's Capital University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

THE VALLEY

Valentin Kogan

Valeria Vikarchuk

Alexei Oleynik

Anya Varankina

BEHOLD

United States

Canopy House

Jemima Dabell

Luke Bird

Ashley Thompson

ATA Architecture LTD

United Kingdom

Lily Pads Children's Hospice

Feifei Feng

Ye Wang

Australia

Under the Cap

Nina Miłosławska

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Pet In Bed

Saeed Jarrous

Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Netherlands

A Wishful Way

Ziqi Huang

Zhirui Xiong

Jinghan Yang

Wuhan University of Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Return to the Earth

Kam yui Lau

University of Liechtenstein

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Liechtenstein

Nature's Liminal Gateway

Isaac Duong

Ben Cheah

Canada

Erasing Boundary

Sangheon Yi

Dasol Kang

Jongin Choi

South Korea

Symbiosis

Miku Yashiki

Yuta Sugasawa

Japan

Home of Fantasy

Yujie Weng

Mengmeng Bu

New Zealand

LOOKING TOWARDS THE HORIZON

Pedro Macêdo

UFBA - Federal University of Bahia Ondina Campus (Universidade Federal da Bahia Campus Ondina)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

BLOCKS IN NATURE

Jihye Lee

Gahye Song

Yejin Jeong

South Korea

Papillio Domus

Ron Boozer

Katherine Scott

Marygrayson Roberts

Krista Walters

United States

The cloud watching tower for dying children

明锦 李

Xu Yijia

Tang Qiyue

Liang Yunting

China

CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Jiyeon Ryu

Seoul National University of Science and Technology, SEOULTECH

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Cotmandene Children's Hospice

Toby Walters

Maria Poveda

Rosemary Lopez

Hon Nip

United Kingdom

ISLAND OF REUNION

Meihan Liu

Jiayi Liu

United Kingdom

Apple Garden

Tova Finel

Finland

Play-Scape

Algimante Daugelaite

Tai Yan Na

Lithuania

NATURE - HEALING INSTRUMENT

Blaž Boras

Alojzije Ćaleta

Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Croatia

The Meadow

André Dupont

Agata Tyburska

Nisanur Akkaya

Denmark

Air of silence

Thibault Mazevet

France

Mediterranean Hospice

Margot Parein

Margaux Prouvé

France

TREE HOUSES

Anna Stawiska

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

THE BUBBLES

Seonggyeong Kim

CHEOLWON YEOM

Pusan National University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

The moon in hand

Yanyun Wang

China

Homely Hospice

Dominika Bednarek

Aleksandra Tarnowska

Poland

BRANCHING OUT

Patrik Simon

Lilla Balajthy

Dalma Rottenbacher

Boróka Bán

Hungary

THE CLOUD GARDEN

Chin Min zhe

Loh Zi ling

Malaysia

Nature Home

Haowen Li

Sweden

SOUL SHELTER

Debora Manarin

Nikolas Fascendini

Italy

Hope Playground

Muhammad hoseyn Zali

Muhammad Hoseyn Hashemi

Ali Bahrami

Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Iran

Extended Family

Sungyoon Bae

Yeokyeong Kim

Jinyoung Park

Sejong University, 세종대학교

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Pallio

Iaroslava Komissarova

Ivan Beketov

Denmark

A Beacon in The Bronx

Jeremy Iannucci

United States