Annual International Architecture Competition

Museum of
Emotions

Edition #1

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Museum of 
Emotions

Buildner is excited to announce the results of its Museum of Emotions Competition!

The event tasked participants with exploring the extent to which architecture can be used as a tool to evoke emotion. The brief called for the design of a museum comprising two exhibition halls: one designed to induce negative emotions; the other designed to induce positive emotions. Participants were free to choose any site, real or imaginary, as well as choose the scale of the project. The definition of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ emotions was also up for interpretation: whether fear, anger, anxiety, love, happiness, how might a designer define or conceive a corresponding space?

The Museum of Emotions is among Buildner' silent competitions, in which participants must communicate ideas using imagery void of text in any form: titles, captions, words rendered within visuals, even annotations related to scale or cardinal directions, were all off-limits’

Buildner worked with a strong international jury panel: Martin Beverfjord is co-founder of Oslo-based Rever & Drage; Tommaso Calistri is a Senior Architect at Dubai-based Killa Design where he has worked on projects including the recently-opened Museum of the Future; Nina Freedman is the Principal of Dreamland Creative Projects and host of WHEREING, a Podcast about Belonging, Space and Design; James Krueger is a Design Principal with HMC Architects in San Diego; Sebastian Letz is a Partner at Milla & Partner, in Germany, whose work combines architecture, design, communication and media to create integrative scenographies and spatial experiences; Nuno Pimenta runs a transdisciplinary practice in Porto, with a portfolio that spans temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance; Angelo Renna is an architect with a focus on in multi-species narratives; and Sean Shen is a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each participant for submitting to this event, which received outstanding entries from around the globe!

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competition edition!

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 05
Dec 01
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Museum of
Emotions

Edition #1
1st Prize Winner

Project name

REFRACTION

Authors

Demet Dincer
Mehmet metin Polat
Bilge Altug

Australia

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

For years, competitions have been such helpful platforms for us to develop our design approach. We have been awarded various prizes in national and international competitions, and our winning proposal for a Cemevi competition (Beylikduzu Cemevi) was constructed in 2020 and won the 18th National Architecture Prize of Turkey. In fact, democratic settings provided by competitions enable any designer to receive award regardless his/her background. We believe that an architect always has something more to learn, and we consider each competition as if it is a new studio environment to learn from the process of designing, no matter how experienced we are.

Jury commentary

A sanctuary seemingly ‘floating’ in the sea, one apparently arrives at this destination by boat. A dock forms the entry to a perimeter ring of exterior walkways that float among a series of vertical rectangular gray-clad blocks - some of them solid, the others inhabitable - and connect two larger, enclosed-square exhibition halls. The similar geometries of these larger halls are transformed into varying environments, one fully lit, the other punctured by curated holes of light. The jury writes: “There's a great balance between reality and fiction in this proposal. It seems somehow realizable but at the same time a fictional scenario that combines different emotions due to its interior spaces and location. The deep thought put into this submission is commendable. Not only are the two emotional areas depicted, but a strong significance is given to the experience of transition between the two - a sense of contemplation and desolation. One figure chooses to navigate and explore, the other sits still. One wonders how this island arrived here and how one can access it. If one is on this island, does one ever leave?”

2nd Prize Winner+
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Hemispheres_Museum_of_Emotions

Authors

Christian Dummermuth

University

Hochschule mainz: university of applied sciences, fachhochschule mainz - university of applied sciences
+142 points!

Germany

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

The participation in this architecture competition was a part of a university project.

Jury commentary

In what looks to be an abandoned industrial warehouse, two circular exhibition hall enclosures are ‘hung’ within the skeleton of a cavernous and lofty space. The author plays with light, as well as its absence. The two contrasting halls function like yin and yang, and within these two nearly identical halls a visitor is either a) compressed by the space or b) mounted on a hill and completely open to the surroundings.  The author plays with the architectonics of solid spheres to induce sensation via compression and openness. The jury writes: “Care was taken in the creation of the overall model and how the creator crafted images to tell the story in a clear and compelling way. The project makes great use of the location’s volume by inserting additional volumes within it that do not compete with the main space. Less space on the panel could have been used to describe the location while showing a plan of the project could have been more beneficial. The final spaces - light and dark - could be visualized more strongly, or provided additional detail to induce a stronger emotion.”

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

The Circle

Authors

Predrag Vujanovic

Sweden

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

It became a fun and educational extracurricular activity ever since my student days when I, with a group of colleagues, entered our first big competition and won the third prize.

Jury commentary

This proposal is for a ring-shaped path that fluctuates in height to encapsulate a voyager through different dream-like scenographies. These moments vary from a chilling scene of black and white which appears to magnify figures on the opposite side of a translucent wall, as if phantoms, to another, more fantastical space filled with light purple spheres and smooth, lava-like orbs. The jury writes: “The waving floor which defines the circulation path creates an experience that varies from the other projects: visitors walk between reality and the virtual. The drawings are attractive and realizable. Even though within a futuristic, and somewhat abstract, tradition, this proposal has clearly strong qualities and convincing spatial experiences.”

 

AAPPAREL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Project name

Mutations in Space

Authors

Anna Schuler
Sofie Louise Vieth

University

Hochschule mainz: university of applied sciences, fachhochschule mainz - university of applied sciences
+74 points!

Germany

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

Competitions offer a great opportunity to develop new ideas and utopias independently of clients and budgets. You can fully develop yourself and your ideas and have a great platform to share and spread them.

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

EMOVERE

Country

Hungary

Project authors

Eszter bernadett Barna

Project Name

Inner Child

Country

Belgium

Project authors

Shizuka Watanabe

Project Name

The Island

Country

Chile

Project authors

Daniel Muñoz ramírez
Rocío Rocco Espinoza

Project Name

The Journey of Psyche

Country

South Africa

Project authors

Margaux Loubser

Project Name

Follow The Light

University

Hochschule mainz: university of applied sciences, fachhochschule mainz - university of applied sciences
+72 points!

Country

Germany

Project authors

Felix Zaglauer
Mira Silke Gerhart

Project Name

Cyclical metropolis chaos

University

Donghua university
+72 points!

Country

China

Project authors

Reno Wang
Kevin Jiang
Genny Bilibashi

Shortlisted projects

VIEWclose Shortlisted projects

China

Donghua University

+22 points!
wenting gao
yiyun miao

China

Donghua University

+72 points!
reno wang
kevin jiang
genny bilibashi

Australia

Western Sydney University

+22 points!
cameron desplat

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+74 points!
anna schuler
sofie louise vieth

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+72 points!
felix zaglauer
mira silke gerhart

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+22 points!
büsra nida nur colak
leonie ziegner

United States

peter vatkov

China

zishen pan

Colombia

Emberr

laura cañas
alejandra zuluaga
mateo osorio
joel kenny

United States

Iowa State University

+22 points!
daniel leira

Lebanon

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - Lebanese Maronite Order

+22 points!
mia karim
elissa attieh
imad haydar
stephany abdel massih

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+22 points!
annika broscheit
carmen vollert

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+22 points!
johanna karl
sofia albersromero

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+22 points!
marlen lotze
julia seppae

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+22 points!
clara brosge
sarah wolny

Germany

Hochschule Mainz: University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

+142 points!
christian dummermuth

Portugal

University of Beira Interior (Universidade Beira Interior)

+22 points!
martinho kutaya
inês semedo
josé chitongua
daniel pacheco

South Africa

margaux loubser

Hungary

eszter bernadett barna

South Korea

hong jib kim

Ukraine

tatiana molchanova

Canada

University of Toronto

+22 points!
sophia liu
david he
adrian yu

South Korea

Namseoul University (NSU)

+22 points!
jeong eun an
eun young seo
yu bin jeon

South Korea

Hongik University

+22 points!
eugene ahn
hoseung choi
moonsung kim

Hong Kong

ivan chi fung tam

Slovakia

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU)

+22 points!
alexandra knezovičová

Libya

Berenice University Of Architecture And Urbanism

+22 points!
almuntaha alsheikhy
hiba algumati
salma hamdi
aziza shohoub

Libya

Berenice University Of Architecture And Urbanism

+22 points!
mawada elzway

China

Foshan University

+22 points!
kuang haoyuan
lin kangyan
li yufei
ning zifeng

Portugal

duarte franco da rosa
henrique moreira
teresinha almeida ribeiro

United States

po-yu chung
yu-jun yeh

Russian Federation

Moscow Institute of architecture - MARHI , Московский архитектурный институт - МАРХИ

+22 points!
ilya kaygorodov
elizaveta manina
egor udalov
uliana gotovskaya

Australia

demet dincer
mehmet metin polat
bilge altug

Greece

aimilia karapostoli
evgenios balasis
evanthia dova
dimitris giouzepas

Chile

daniel muñoz ramírez
rocío rocco espinoza

Italy

nicolò capece
letteria pittari

Hungary

valentina fesenko
anna nakhshkaryan
marina politova
anna neroslova

United States

mojtaba hooshangian shiarzi
sina safari
amjad sadri
lida sobhani

Belgium

shizuka watanabe

Sweden

predrag vujanovic
 

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