Foreword

As society deals with multiple ongoing wars, the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the heightening challenges of climate change, this competition poses that now is the time to reflect on the positive aspects of humanity and its achievements.

The second edition of the Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact ideas competition tasked participants with designing a structure encapsulating the best and brightest of our species in a way that, should we ever be visited by extraterrestrial lifeforms, would appropriately communicate the achievements of human civilization in a single space, constructed on a site chosen by the participants located anywhere on Earth.

Much like the Pioneer Plaques, placed aboard the 1972 NASA Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, were intended to communicate a pictorial history of humanity, the Pavilion of Humanity is meant to represent the human race through architecture.

Buildner teamed up with a fantastic jury panel with seasoned experiences in exhibition or pavilion design or in topics related to this event: Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham are founders of Tokyo-based Klein Dytham architecture (KDa), a multi-disciplinary design practice known for architecture, interiors, public spaces and installations; Bartosz Haduch is an architect, academic teacher, and publicist, who runs the interdisciplinary collective NArchitekTURA; Sebastian Letz is a Partner at Milla & Partner, in Germany; David Telerman is founder of Paris-based studio Atelier David Telerman; and Kenrick Wong runs OOA - Orient Occident Atelier, a Cambodian architectural studio which focuses on discovering, researching and utilizing the interdependence of “objects” and connections with surrounding space as design inspirations.

Buildner and its jury panel would like to thank all participating teams for their submissions.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Pavilion Of Humanity: 
First Contact

1st Prize Winner +
Student Award

Project name

Arrival

It was my first competition; it was a good exercise, and I also had to pay the rent.

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  • 7/10 Linework
  • 7/10 Quality of drawings
  • 6/10 Balance of color
  • 6/10 Layout
  • 7/10 Hierarchy
  • 4/10 Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 6/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner +
Sustainability Award

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The mile

It is a good opportunity to express yourself freely.

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  • 9/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 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

The Last Library of Humanity

Participation in architectural competitions allows individuals to enhance their skills, acquire new knowledge, and expand their perspective, gaining unique and valuable experience. There is great value in observing and connecting with other human beings, a process that occurs in a distinct way during such competitions. They facilitate deeper analysis and understanding of various approaches and work ethics. Competitions also enable dialogue with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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Authors Nikola Bukowiecka, Michał Pietrusiewicz, Krzysztof Afeltowicz
Country Poland
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Essence of Emotion Pavilion

Architectural competitions provide a great opportunity for us to present our ideas and express our feelings on a wide variety of topics. They bring together architects from all over the world and encourage us to learn from each other. By analyzing other projects, we also learn to approach problems from different perspectives.

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Authors Stanislav Paunovic, Vera Petronijevic
Country Serbia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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The Convergence Pavilion

As students, we believe that architecture competitions are a great way to test and hone the skills developed through our studies, while also capitalizing on the opportunity to explore personal ideas and thoughts that may not be explored in a professional setting. They can serve as excellent outlets for practice and experimentation in a creatively open environment.

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Authors Moxiao Guo, Cindy He
Country Canada
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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The Fourth Dimension

Author Beatrix Janitor
Country Slovakia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

FLOW SHELTER

We participate in competitions because they offer almost unlimited opportunities. It is the only chance to fully present your ideas.

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the creature that invents itself

This was my first architectural competition. I thought it was a great opportunity to explore questions you don't normally think about and find answers without any creative limitations.

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WE ARE IN 639Hz

The Department of Architecture at ITS envisions research-based learning. By participating in architectural competitions, we can help realize this vision and showcase our ideas on the international stage. Our inspiration came from Buildner, the world's leading architectural competitions organizer, which ignited our enthusiasm to share our vision globally. The themes presented by Buildner in each competition are not ordinary; they encompass various aspects of life that can be seamlessly integrated into the realm of architecture. One of these themes explores humanity and its significance, even in encounters with extraterrestrial beings. This theme aligns perfectly with the motto of our institution, 'Advancing Humanity,' making it a cornerstone for our participation in this competition.

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Authors Bimasetya Mahardhika, Nabiel Rifqi Komara, Farrel Hafidz Rachmady, Andaruresi Satmaka Wirajati
Country Indonesia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

Isaac Fortin

Carleton university, canada's capital university

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

Paideia Pavilion

Anahita Kawale

Diba Khosravi

Toronto metropolitan university - tmu

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

Errare humanum est

Valerii Krinberg

Joosep Pärn

Kaari Maria Tirmaste

Martin Sepp

Estonia

The upward trend

Petros Stavrou

Constantinos Vasiliadis

Vasiliadis architects

Cyprus

The mile

Matej Gurka

Technical university of košice

+142 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

Pavilion of Alzheimer's Patients

Sarvenaz Rezaei

École royale des ponts et chaussées

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

HUMANITY GRAVE

Beomsoo Kim

Australia

Essence of Emotion Pavilion

Stanislav Paunovic

Vera Petronijevic

Serbia

WE ARE IN 639Hz

Bimasetya Mahardhika

Nabiel Rifqi Komara

Farrel Hafidz Rachmady

Andaruresi Satmaka Wirajati

Sepuluh november institute of technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Indonesia

Legacy of Language

Meesha Afkami

The university of texas at san antonio

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

IMPRINT OF HISTORY

Megan Ortinau

University of illinois urbana-champaign

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Sub-Zero

Maxym Boutoleau

Alessandro Pileri

Christoffer Rosenkvist

Leon Ruggieri

Luxembourg

Roots of Progress

Reese Joseph

University of texas san antonio

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Evolving Volumes

Costanza Grilli

Italy

The Convergence Pavilion

Moxiao Guo

Cindy He

Canada

Infinite Echoes: Humanity's Reflection

Xinhai Cai

China

Counter-Cultural Contact

Vlad Dumitru

United Kingdom

The Last Library of Humanity

Nikola Bukowiecka

Michał Pietrusiewicz

Krzysztof Afeltowicz

Poland

Civilization Barrier

梦茹 王

涤非 尹

佳谊 李

Shenyang jianzhu university

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Humanity Synapse

Jonathan Subagiyo

Dave reynard gabriel Malonda

Anastacia sherly Wijaya

Arvin .

Multimedia nusantara university (universitas multimedia nusantara)

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Indonesia

Be the Sky

Hiroyuki Takeuchi

Japan

Under limitless construction- a story of humanity

Camille Sommer

Pauline Weller

Hochschule mainz - university of applied sciences

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

the creature that invents itself

Paul Christian Wagner

Hochschule mainz - university of applied sciences

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Archive of Humanity

Ina-maria Bernsdorf

University of applied sciences mainz

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

The Compass to Humanity

Patrick Bauer

Hochschule mainz - university of applied sciences

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

The Eternal Age

Yuxin Hong

United States

In the middle

Samuele Piacentini

Italy

The Fourth Dimension

Beatrix Janitor

Technical university of košice

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

The [rebuilt] Pavilion of Unity

Abhijit Prasanth

Asjad Ahmed

Australia

THE GEOMETRIC CODE OF HUMANITY

Seungbin Lim

Yoonhan Jeon

Sungmin Lee

Kaywon university of art & design

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

FLOW SHELTER

Michalina Grzyb

Kinga Osowska

University of fine arts in poznań (uniwersytet artystyczny im. magdaleny abakanowicz w poznaniu)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Arrival

Nikola Grujoski

University of florence , università degli studi di firenze , unifi

+172 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy