Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of the Greening the Industrial City competition.

Participants are asked to submit a masterplan proposal for an industrial park that was built over a natural waterway. The jury sought proposals that cleverly exposed the natural beauty of the waterway underneath the industrial park, as well as those that addressed neighborhood concerns.

The top entries from the competition will be critiqued during an in-person jury event that followed a TEDxHouston Countdown event. The countdown is a series of TED talks focused on innovative solutions and thought leadership in addressing the effects of global warming. Selected competition entries will be displayed in the auditorium of the TEDxHouston Countdown speaker series.

Buildner worked with an excellent regional jury that consisted of: Amna Ansari is founding partner of UltraBarrio, an urban design and architecture practice with a central goal to shape cities to be more civic, sustainable, and generationally connected by design; Juan José Castellón, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at RICE University; Dalia Munenzon, who serves as the Boston associate for One Architecture & Urbanism, leading the firm’s projects in the greater Boston area; Marcus Martinez is a Partner at UltraBarrio where his experience in architecture and urbanism is dedicated to topics that foster resilient communities, repurposing infrastructure, and building types that relate to cycles of scarcity, surplus, and obsolescence; and Kirby Liu, a real estate developer focused on creative projects that have city wide impacts, who has led the development of POST Houston, the OMA-designed adaptive reuse of an abandoned post office in downtown Houston.

Buildner and its jurors congratulate the winning participants and thank all those that contributed to this ideas competition.

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1st Prize Winner

Project name

Life Spiral

As we said above, we’re happy to take up new challenges: new context, new problem-solution setting, and new continents:) Win is fun, getting known in the new markets is great for business, but the key is learning and getting stronger after every new case - the skills we later apply for our work with Customers.

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Company Level 80
Authors Pavel Nishchanka, Olga Dolinina, Yura Korolev, Yuliya Nesviatayeva
Country Belarus
  • 8/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 8/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

BAYOU AS: COMMUNITY

It’s a necessary exercise, both internally and externally of the profession, for designers to participate in an imaginative disciplinary dialogue. Having the possibility of a platform to share our ideas with others is also a great additional opportunity.

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Authors Adam Scott, Olivia Pinner, Andrew Gresset, Robin V Hueppe
Country United States
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Water, Land, and People

Competition is a good way for us to test our thoughts and skills. It allows us to think outside of the box and envision how an idea can take off and be visualized in a short time-frame.

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Authors Yoona Ahn, Peter Salim
Country United States
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 8/10 Hierarchy
  • 9/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Houston Habitat Oasis (H2O)

Project name

New Central City Metropolitan Park

Authors Matías Griffiths, Nicolás Iza, Sebastián Alarcón, Kevin Johnson
Country Chile
Project name

intensify/densify

Country United States
Project name

Meridian

Country United States
Project name

PULSE

Authors Milen Neshev, Velislava Valcheva
Country United Kingdom
Project name

EVERGREEN YARDS

Shortlisted projects

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Meridian

Joel Mbala-nkanga

United States

intensify/densify

Burck Schellenberg

United States

Spirits of the city

Daniel Landström

Sweden

BAYOU AS: COMMUNITY

Adam Scott

Olivia Pinner

Andrew Gresset

Robin V Hueppe

United States

New Central City Metropolitan Park

Matías Griffiths

Nicolás Iza

Sebastián Alarcón

Kevin Johnson

Chile

Project Purification

Jacob Weiner

Jonathan Walch

Gabriel Monterossa

John Paris

United States

Camp Community

Amaira Hill

United States

HOUSTON IN GREEN

Aubrey Phillps

United States

Project Helix

Justin Eckhardt

Terence Hallinan

Siyanie Christopher-brewley

United States

EVERGREEN YARDS

Joel Samuel

Yelena Vieyra

Chris Blahuta

Gassan Nasr

United States

Water, Land, and People

Yoona Ahn

Peter Salim

United States

Life Spiral

Pavel Nishchanka

Olga Dolinina

Yura Korolev

Yuliya Nesviatayeva

Level 80

Belarus

PULSE

Milen Neshev

Velislava Valcheva

United Kingdom

Houston Habitat Oasis (H2O)

Susanto Soenjoyo

Reyhan Frumentius layrenz

Zen Zhang

Nevin Yu

Placemaking architects (pma)

Indonesia