Foreword

Buildner is excited to announce the results of the Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House Competition!

This event is part of Buildner’s Iceland Competition Series, which has included the Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant competition, Iceland Cave Tower competition, Iceland Volcano Museum competition.

The Iceland Lake Mývatn Community House competition was run in partnership with Sveinn Margeirsson, mayor of Skútustaðahreppur, northern Iceland. Two municipalities, Skútustaðahreppur and Þingeyjarsveit, are making plans to merge into Iceland's largest municipality, and seeking to set an example for sustainability by operating as a circular economy. Competition participants were asked to submit designs for a community house that would serve as a prime example of the positive impact of a circular economy across Iceland. The building is intended to be the main regional location for trading, sharing, and recycling materials and resources in order to exemplify circular economy operations.

Buildner worked with an outstanding international jury for this event: Marshall Blecher, co-founder of MAST, a maritime architecture studio based in Copenhagen; Xuanru Chen, lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier; Pip Cheshire, Director of Cheshire Architects, based in Auckland, New Zealand; Borghildur Indriðadóttir, an artist that lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland; Magic Kwan and Kenrick Wong who run OOA - Orient Occident Atelier, a Cambodian architectural studio; Marta Frazão, Filipe Rodrigues, and Inês Vicente, Partners at Atelier Data, a Lisbon-based architecture office; Lera Samovich, an architect at Fala Atelier in Porto, Portugal; and Sigrún Sumarliðadóttir, co-founder and Principal of Studio Bua, an architectural practice with offices in London and Oslo, whose portfolio includes the renovation of an Icelandic farmhouse and cultural center.

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

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Iceland Lake Myvatn 
Community House
Official partner
Iceland Lake Myvatn 
Community House

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Circulation

After years of architectural study and subsequent work, the understanding and views of architectural design have gradually accumulated or changed. As a profession between rationality and art, there are many aspects in the design process that can restrict architects from expressing their ideas and showing their unique style. Through architectural competitions, we can better, and to some extent more freely, show our creativity. Even many buildings that are difficult to realize in real life can be boldly attempted in architectural competitions, which also promotes the development of the architectural industry to a certain extent and provides more possibilities for architectural design.

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Authors Moye Guo, Shilan Yu
Country Germany

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

WARE I HOUSE

There are not many options for a beginning architecture studio without substantial capital to gain access to built projects. Competitions help to make that more possible. So, the answer might be because we believe in our work and, for now, we have enough resources to try.

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Authors Aleksa Milojevic, Ka Wai Cheung, Konstantin Kim
Country Austria

3rd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Eldgos (Eruption)

Architecture competitions are a great way to build your skills and explore design methods and technologies you may not touch on in school. They are also a great way to build up your resume and portfolio to stand out to employers, and they offer the opportunity for your work to be publicized. They also give you the opportunity to work as a team and develop leadership and communication skills.

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Authors Jon Breuer, Blake Czyzewski, Shane Herb
Country United States
+126 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

The Meeting Point

Competition is a great way to challenge ourselves, test ideas and get a better understanding of our design approach.

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Authors Balint Iszak, Csenge Gyorgyi
Country New Zealand

Client Favorite

Project name

Myvatn Community and Recycling centre

I took part in this competition because it meant an opportunity to work on a project situated abroad, in a context that was mostly new to me – in other words, there was a lot to learn about, and it was a good change to the projects we had worked on previously.

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Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Virtue of Necessity

Country United Kingdom
Project name

W HOUSE

Authors Changbin Kim, Seokhyun Kim, Jisoo Kim, Sunghyun Kim
Country United States
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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GEARING PIECES

Authors Ryo Murata, Aiko Kawanishi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Chenyin Xu
Country Japan
Project name

Inner garden _ Reshaping Nature-Civic order

Authors Thomas Fell, Victor Alegria
Country Netherlands
Project name

MÝVATNSSVEIT ELDASKÁLI

Authors Przemyslaw Chmielarski, Agnieszka Trzcinska, Aditya Soman
Country Poland

Shortlisted projects

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Canopy Shelters

Drew Ton-morrison

Massachusetts college of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Lake Myvatn Community House

Jussi Silliman

Massachusetts college of art and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Lake Mývatn Community Center

Bartłomiej Szczyrk

Martyna Kotulek

Maksymilian Benek

Silesian university of technology , politechnika śląska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

The Myvatn Hut

Ahmed Hefila

Menna Hesham

Egypt

The multifunctional Apocalypse

Ervin Golvih

Estonia

The Meeting Point

Balint Iszak

Csenge Gyorgyi

New Zealand

Hring

Simona Pitoňáková

Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu stu v bratislave

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

Myvatn Community and Recycling centre

Dajana Maršovská

Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu stu v bratislave

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

The Crystal Community

Alexandru victor Chirita

Undizain

Romania

FROM TURF HOUSES TO MYVATN COMMNUNITY HOUSE

Ilias Kranos

Cyprus

Vatnaskil

San Yoon

Minjae Koo

Cornell university college of architecture, art, and planning

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The Hut

Romain Bourgeois

France

WARE I HOUSE

Aleksa Milojevic

Ka Wai Cheung

Konstantin Kim

Austria

Circulation

Moye Guo

Shilan Yu

Germany

GEARING PIECES

Ryo Murata

Aiko Kawanishi

Satoshi Yamaguchi

Chenyin Xu

Japan

Kleinuhringer

Emily Kazanowski

Valerine Chandrakesuma

Patrick Wilkie

Sarah Klym

Canada

A Window to Mývatn

Sung goo Yang

Ether ship

South Korea

W HOUSE

Changbin Kim

Seokhyun Kim

Jisoo Kim

Sunghyun Kim

Gsapp, columbia university graduate school of architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Within Scenery

Hanui Yu

Byongwook Oh

United States

Thrive

Lesley Plate

University of kassel (universität kassel)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Triple Peaks

Deqiang Huang

Zicheng Zhang

United States

ICE HUTS

Winnie ngai lan Tam

Seung hyo Chang

United States

Flowing Box

Sijia Wu

Manchester metropolitan university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Lake Myvatn Community Hub

Charles Pickard

James Naughton

Ben Hardwick

Matthew Carney

United Kingdom

MÝVATNSSVEIT ELDASKÁLI

Przemyslaw Chmielarski

Agnieszka Trzcinska

Aditya Soman

Poland

Inner garden _ Reshaping Nature-Civic order

Thomas Fell

Victor Alegria

Netherlands

Mývatn Community House

Jaden Mialszygrosz

Ken Catubig

Australia

Eldgos (Eruption)

Jon Breuer

Blake Czyzewski

Shane Herb

United States

Myvatn Community House

Victor imre Ebergenyi kelly

Cesar fernando Flores cuellar

Yissel alanis Nolasco reyes

Pamela araceli Camargo sosa

Mexico

Uroboros

Agata Stemplewska

Poznan university of technology , politechnika poznańska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Virtue of Necessity

Graeme Massie

Stuart Dickson

Graeme massie architects

United Kingdom

Recycling Village

Marco De piaggi

Netherlands

MOLTUN (Composting)

Sadie Imae

Natalya Dikhanov-juswigg

United States

MY PATH

Romana Benea

Iulia Miclea

Romania

green-community/house

Simeon felix Schwager

Technical university of braunschweig (technische universität braunschweig)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Lake Myvatn Community House design proposal

Liu Weinan

Liu Xiaohu

Singapore

Lake Myvatn Community House

Jaehun Woo

Jinseon Noh

Minyeong Park

United States

MYVATN COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

Cherry Yang

Heyyoung Lim

Yunchao Le

Benjamin Han

United States

ICELAND LAKE MÝVATN COMMUNITY HOUSE

Duc hoa Cao

Agora architecture and construction investment joint stock company

Vietnam

Hringlaga Torfbaeir

Angus Eitel

Josh Smith

Isabella Hicks

Roger Bonnar

United Kingdom