Foreword

The Mango Vinyl Hub competition solicits consideration of a familiar circumstance characteristic of the contemporary regional condition. Located in Cesis, a historic and provincial city in the Vidzeme region of Latvia, the project calls into question possible and imagined futures of recent historic and artifactual culture — of architecture, music, industry, and design. Participating in the materializing creative industry of Cesis, the project invites designers to consider the adaptive reuse of an abandoned tin foil factory in promotion of a resurgent interest in the vinyl record industry. The project aptly repurposes an architecture arising from the exigency of early industrial production in support of a programmatic celebration of contemporaneous technology. In so doing, the context provokes reflection on the value of cultural patrimony and artifact, particularly the tenuousness of obsolescence and the concurrent squander or flotsam of technological disruption. As a re-appropriation of a previous structure, the competition requires attention to programming and circulation, as well as concerns of spatiality, interiority, and public-private relation. Successful projects temper the impulse of retrojecting nostalgic hallmark or tradition, through revitalization of purpose of an artifact and history of a bygone era.

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1st Prize Winner

Project name

The Music Telescope

We find architecture vision competitions a great opportunity to get in touch not only with our creative potentialities, but also with awareness of the reality and demands of the present-day. It is a great challenge where future and young architects like us can practice to work independently, while having the pleasure to choose projects that really inspire them. These conditions generate an occasion to bring out the best results of young designers while enjoying the creative process as well.

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2nd Prize Winner +
BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

In-Between

It is simple: it stimulates us. It allows you to experiment, to test your ideas and to refine them. It is the occasion to take a rough idea and to perfect it in an analogical context with the reality. And also for the liberty of expression of this idea, without any constraints.

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Authors Onea Ioana Alexandra, Nistor Raluca, Hirleata Stefania Daniela, Tirca Radu George
Country Romania
+148 points Buildner University Rankings

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Out Of the blue

We believe, that attending architecture competitions can be a great opportunity to showcase your ideas and visions to a wider audience and broaden your own knowledge and- gain experience. We are also defending our bachelor degree with this project as our final work, which is the initial reason and motive for us to participate in this competition. We had an explicit program set for us, thus, it was easier to handle the work process, having a clear task and a rigorous goal to achieve.

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THE BIG PICTURE AWARD (BEST MASTERPLAN)

Project name

Sound Factory

The ability to confront ideas is really significant. Nowadays, we have an unique chance to compare our level to participants’. Architecture vision competitions are known for being a great motivation to start brainstorming and conceptual thinking.

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Honorable Mentions

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Project name

The Cube

Authors Federico Rodriguez, Alejandro Lobo, Elias Martinez
Country Uruguay
Project name

Mango Vinyl Hub

Author Julia Khomutskaya
Country Russian Federation
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Industrial Palimpsest : Mango Vinyl Hub

Author Victor Zhang
Country United States
Project name

Mango Vinyl Hub

Country Serbia
Project name

Mango Vinyl Hub

Authors Katarzyna Wankiewicz, Agnieszka Szymańska
Country Poland
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Mango Vinyl Hub

Authors Kamil Adamiak, Agnieszka Bogacka, Karolina Chwilczyńska, Adrian Czarny-Kropiwnicki
Country Poland
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Suspended Objects

Isaac Michan

Omar Acevedo

Alan Eskildsen

Roman Vicenteño

Mexico

Out Of the blue

Valdone Mitkeviciute

Greta Prialgauskaite

Lithuania

RECYCLED FACTORY: MUSIC BOX & BOULEVARD

Ignacio Garrido Balut

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

LP LIVING THE PROCESS

PAOLA PERROTE

Anna Franquet

Paula Gonzalez

Spain

EXPERIMENTAL CENTER OF ALTERNATIVE AND EMERGING MUSIC

Camilo Antonio Navarro Perez

Chile

In-Between

Onea Ioana Alexandra

Nistor Raluca

Hirleata Stefania Daniela

Tirca Radu George

Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism "Ion Mincu"

+148 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Lighthouse

JARED TIN YU LAI

United Kingdom

Social 3D Garden

Maija Joensuu

Jaakko Torvinen

Finland

The Music Telescope

Lucia Filippini

Elisa Dellarossa

Tuana Yıldız

Italy

Project ID 7804

David Procas Ramón

Ainhoa Iglesias Alonso

Álvaro Bermudo Lázaro

IGNACIO CALVO BARLÉS

Spain

Glass Box

Berenice Moran

Carlos Méndez

Spain

VENICE

Patrycja Komada

Luca Rösch

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Sweden

RELOAD VINYL HUB

Lorenzo Della Monaca

Francesco Miele

Edoardo Dalla Palma

Italy

The Cube

Federico Rodriguez

Alejandro Lobo

Elias Martinez

Uruguay

Living Mueseum

Jose de la Torre

Pablo Silva

Belén Argudo

ESEcolectivo

Ecuador

REPLAY

Joanna Gizelska

Daria Głąbowska

Poznan University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Mango Vinyl Hub

Kamil Adamiak

Agnieszka Bogacka

Karolina Chwilczyńska

Adrian Czarny-Kropiwnicki

Poznań University of Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Sound Factory

Bartosz Matuszek

Ewelina Bugajewicz

Karolina Wasilewska

Paulina Sawczuk

Bialystok University Of Technology

+78 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Unmet Record

jiun Her

ri Ryu

South Korea

CESIS INTERACTIVE HUB ID 7386

Aldo De Ita

Roberto Velázquez

Erandi Jiménez

Marco Ramírez

Mexico

Mango Vinyl Hub

Katarzyna Wankiewicz

Agnieszka Szymańska

Poznan University of Technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

GROOVE

Yewon SEO

Eunae KIM

Yelin Jo

South Korea

Mango Vinyl Hub

Katarina Petrovic

Nevena Balalic

Serbia

Project ID 7071

Daniel espezua rodriguez

Oscar Becerra Vargas

Brandon Andía Concha

Universidad Ricardo Palma

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Peru

Project ID 7067

Stefan Nicolai Bertsch

Alexander Frank Marco Bürger

Germany

Mango Creative Hub

Kinga Grzybowska

Michał Hondo

Poznań University of Technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Conecting Cesis

Vanesa Lara Fernandez

Ignacio Juan Gomez Ramirez

Antonio Berruezo Davila

Spain

Mango Creative Center

Timothy Alatorre

Cullen Johnson

Daniel Torres

Jenna Fujitsubo

United States

Creative Wanderings - A Scheme To Amalgamate The Cesis Streetscape and a Newly Activated Creative Hub

Jack Morellini

Dillon Gorton

Australia

Industrial Palimpsest : Mango Vinyl Hub

Victor Zhang

United States

MANGO VINYL HUB

Simone Manfreo

Alessandro Rattin

Italy

Mango Vinyl Hub

Julia Khomutskaya

Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

Project ID 7034

Sylwia Sajdyk

Roman Vladas Pevcevicius

Stephen Wong

Arash Ershad

Canada

RHYTHM IN THE BOX

ZHUOJUN SHEN

CHEN CHEN

United States

THE RE-

Limy Rocha

Brandon Justice

Bryan Samuel

United States