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Buildner is proud to announce the results of its Children's Hospice - Home for the Terminally Ill competition, which offered participants the chance 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.

Taking the top spot is Miku Yashiki and Yuta Sugasawa from Waseda University, Japan. Their concept, Symbiosis, envisions a hospice surrounded by nature, offering a seamless connection between humans, animals, and plant life. The design features fluid spaces and a mesmerizing roof floating on pillars that mimic the surrounding trees. The jury praised its unique concept and blurring of boundaries, creating a space for the coexistence and appreciation of life's cycle.

Claiming second place is Antonio García de la Mora, Sebastian Tellez Solís, Pablo Navarro Rubio, and Montserrat Sanchez Villaseñor from UNIVERSIDAD ANAHUAC QUERETARO, Mexico. Their project, Huitzilin, embraces the healing power of nature with rammed earth walls blending harmoniously with the surroundings to create a tranquil environment for children undergoing cancer treatment.

In third place, we have Iaroslava Komissarova and Ivan Beketov from Denmark, presenting Pallio. This design exemplifies a hospice as an inclusive urban infrastructure, strategically located near the Copenhagen Central Hospital. The dynamic form, enveloped with a delicate roof system, symbolizes protection for its users while integrating public and private spaces.

Finally, the Buildner Sustainability Award, or Green Award, goes to André Dupont, Agata Tyburska, and Nisanur Akkaya from Denmark, AALBORG UNIVERSITY. Their project, The Meadow, embodies sustainability and playfulness. Designed as a temporary home, it offers relief and joy for children and their families. The design's modular construction and use of natural materials reduce its carbon footprint and emphasize a sustainable future.

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1st and Buildner Student Award

2nd prize

3rd prize

Buildner Sustainability Award