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Winners have been chosen for the Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House Competition, part of Buildner’s Iceland Competition Series. Run in partnership with Sveinn Margeirsson, Mayor of Skútustaðahreppur in northern Iceland, 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.

First prize was awarded to Moye Guo, Shilan Yu and Feng Zhang from Germany, who submitted a project to integrate the building into the landscape and provide an open viewing platform for local residents and visitors. Circular in form and centered on the site, the project was set into a hill with three elevated sides and one side open for views facing the lake.

Second prize was awarded to Aleksa Milojevic, Kawai Cheung and Konstantin Kim from Austria. Their Ware / House project proposed a solemn structure that allows for playful forms of inhabitation and inventive use. Finally, third prize and the Student Award went to Jonathan Breuer, Blake Czyzewski and Shane Herb from University of Minnesota, USA. Their Eldgos project - a term for eruption - proposed an A-frame structure, segmented corresponding to the contours of the site, with exchange and recycling spaces embedded within the earth and social spaces situated above ground.

Visit to see high res images of all winning entries, along with the Skútustaðahreppur Council Favorite Award from Dajana Maršovská student from Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu STU v Bratislave in Poland, and the AAPPAREL Sustainability Award from Iszak Balint and Csenge Gyorgyi from New Zealand.

1st prize

2nd prize

3rd and Student award