Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Memorial for Witches International Competition!

The persecution of women perceived to be witches took place throughout Europe and America over several hundred years. Women who were classed as witches because of their non-Christian practices were tortured and killed from as early as the mid-1400s in Europe. Roughly 80,000 were put to death between 1500 and 1660.

The Memorial for Witches competition is the first in an annual series seeking to remind the public of the ways in which society once dealt with irrational fears. Participants were asked to choose any injustice that is either currently ongoing or an issue from the past and select any site, real or imaginary, that would be an appropriate location for a theoretical memorial structure. Submitted designs could function as a source of education about past events, or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices.

Buildner worked with an excellent international jury panel whose members are experienced either as designers with completed memorial work, or as academics with backgrounds related directly to the topic at hand: Rachel Christ-Doane is the Director of Education at the Salem Witch Museum: Bartosz Haduch is an architect, academic teacher, and publicist who runs run the interdisciplinary collective NArchitekTURA, based in Poland; Sebastian Letz is a Partner and Creative Director at Milla & Partner, in Germany; Katie MacDonald is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia; Paul Monaghan is Director at AHMM in London; Hans Olof Furberg is Head of Culture and Education in the county council of Västernorrland and development manager of the Witch Museum in Torsåker Sweden; Elke Sterling-Presser and Nicolas Sterling are Co-founders and Directors of Sterling Presser Architects and Engineers in Berlin; and David Telerman is founder of Paris-based studio Atelier David Telerman.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each of the participating individuals and teams that submitted ideas and proposals to this event.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Memorial for 
Witches

1st Prize Winner

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The Weightless Being

Joining architecture competitions let us jump out of daily practice once a while and the process of brainstorming really provided us more inspiration and insights. Also, it made us pay more attention to the society around us and expanded the scope of architecture itself.

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Authors Xiaodan Zhou, Chuhong Yin
Country United States
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

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Barefoot under the Weight of Injustice

You are given the chance to challenge yourself to the maximum, to refine and sharpen your skills, from the birth of the idea to the most expressive and honest way of transmitting it.

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Author Maria Tîlvescu-Nicula
Country Romania
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 9/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

dialogue

We love to explore the world of architecture through unique themes. Especially in this competition, for us, the brief of Memorial for Witches is very interesting. This competition encourages us to build a strong idea about injustice uniquely. We did several discussions to find a connection between injustice in the past-present- and how our final product will be able to give a meaningful impact in the future.

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Authors Annasya Koesty Fadhillah, Muhammad Rafli, Gina Khairunnisa
Country Indonesia
+122 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 8/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 9/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

THE REITERATION OF JUSTICE

Architect is a thinker; we should use our knowledge from what we learned to share the ideas to the society. And Buildner gives us an opportunity to do so.

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Authors Roman Tay, Weixuan Wang
Country United Kingdom
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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A LAMENT / A MONUMENT

Authors Kenan Pence, Deniz Calisir Pence
Country Turkey
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The Spell of Polesie

Authors Agata Mrozowski, Nadia Chan, Madison Appleby
Country Canada
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MEMORIAL FOR UYGHURS

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The House of 19 Gables

Country United States
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The Reclamation - A Cultural Infrastructure

Authors Paolo Kirsten, Gemma Annear
Country Belgium
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House for the dead

Author Olga Skrbenska
Country Poland

Shortlisted projects

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Katyn Memorial

Victor Martiniuc

Romania

HAIN

Martin Seguel

Benjamín Lira

The adolfo ibáñez university - universidad adolfo ibáñez

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

Beyond Dogma

Laila Salama

The knowledge hub universities, coventry university branch in egypt

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Egypt

Unattainable Garden

William Kirsch

Keenan Bellisari

United States

Wiccan Estates

Ariane Harrison

Yuxiang Chen

Wei Lin

Carlos Gerardino

United States

House for the dead

Olga Skrbenska

Poland

The Reclamation - A Cultural Infrastructure

Paolo Kirsten

Gemma Annear

Belgium

Ascension

Nada Hussein

Sara Bokr

United Arab Emirates

Barefoot under the Weight of Injustice

Maria Tîlvescu-Nicula

Romania

The Spell of Polesie

Agata Mrozowski

Nadia Chan

Madison Appleby

Canada

Memorial for the Exiled City : Euljiro Atlantis

Kyung min Choi

South Korea

KANTO MASSACRE MEMORIAL

Jaeseok Jeong

Sang-yeop Lee

Yonggyu Kim

South Korea

The mirror

Jair neftalí Guzmán ibarra

Zurisadai Mercado barrera

Valeria Palacios trabamala

Emilio eduardo Padilla villanueva

Universidad nacional autónoma de méxico

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Return of Soul

Lu Ming

Fulin Liu

China

A LAMENT / A MONUMENT

Kenan Pence

Deniz Calisir Pence

Turkey

THE REITERATION OF JUSTICE

Roman Tay

Weixuan Wang

United Kingdom

TRIBUTE TO THE THIRD DIVISION

Burtea Alexandra-elena

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

dialogue

Annasya Koesty Fadhillah

Muhammad Rafli

Gina Khairunnisa

Indonesia

MEMORIAL FOR UYGHURS

Young Yoon Choi

Kaywon university of art & design

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Home, Away

Georgia Temush

Tim Schmidt

Bennet Harvey

Canada

Yupei Boxes

Emma Heuertz

University of new mexico

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

MEMORIAL OF COMFORT WOMEN

Yoon hae Choi

Jin gyung Choi

South Korea

RED THREAD

Andrea Battistoni

Anissa Le scornet

United States

Calamity in Complicity

Kene Okigbo

Sara Poetting

United States

Sowing Misfits

Mohamed Emara

Faculty of engineering, alexandria university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Egypt

PATH OF PAIN AND HOPE

Mustafa Gaber

Zohear Abughalyuon

Egypt

THE WITCHES' WELL

Younghyun Ahn

Youngseo Kim

South Korea

Sand Pail

Florent Goy

Tarik Elmansouri

Anna Marin

Yann Mazimann

France

The forgotten women sanctuary

Josselin Bourin

Belgium

THE PINK TETRAHEDRON: A MEMORIAL FOR THE LGBTQIA+

Teo Nicolas

Tom Coutant

France

FOLD

Haoyang Li

Qiyao Chen

Cornell university college of architecture, art, and planning

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

The House of 19 Gables

Nima Shariat Zamanpour

United States

Memorial de la Civilisation

Arthur Vincent

Elliott Bellanger

Ensa , école nationale supérieure d'architecture de paris-belleville

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

The Weightless Being

Xiaodan Zhou

Chuhong Yin

United States

Burnt Out Matches

Michal lukasz Dabek

Jan Kuka

Poland

REMEMBER

Naren Anandh

Christian Marks

United States

Tied in Embrace

Tayla Clarke

New Zealand

Whispering Copper Memorial

Matias Román basualto

Chile

Project ID 88557

Zhi hau alson Lum

Yi heng Lim

Taylor's lakeside campus , taylor's university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Malaysia

Casting the Circle

Christian Schreinert

Psp architekten

Germany