Foreword

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

The event once again 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 one of Buildner's 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.

Buildner worked with a strong international jury panel to evaluate the received entries: Ben van Berkel is Founder and Principle of Amsterdam-based UNStudio; Stephanie Deumer is a Canadian Visual Artist currently living and working in Los Angeles; Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York and the principal of ANAcycle thinktank; Nina Freedman is the Principal of of DREAMLAND CREATIVE PROJECTS (DCP); James Krueger is a Design Principal in HMC Architects’ San Diego studio; Françoise N’Thépé runs Paris-based practice FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN; Nuno Pimenta runs a transdisciplinary practice in Porto, with a portfolio that spans temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance; Italy-based architect Angelo Renna; and Yu-Ying Tsai 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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Edition #5 ideas COMPETITION SILENT CONTEST For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award +
Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

The Memorial of the Tree

Authors Jiaxun Song, Xinyue Dong, Zehong Zhang
Country China
+222 points Buildner University Rankings
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Living Things

Competitions offer architects a platform to explore innovative and experimental design ideas that may not be possible in typical commissioned projects. They allow us to push the boundaries of our creativity and test new concepts. Additionally, competitions can be a valuable learning experience, enabling us to receive feedback from juries and improve our skills.

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Author Daniel Muñoz Ramirez
Country Chile
  • 7/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

The Inverse

Architectural competitions are very different from the daily projects I've encountered. The nature of these competitions allows me to explore, reflect, learn, create, and experiment with new ideas and skills. Throughout the process, I've also had the chance to refine and develop my own beliefs and narratives about architecture.

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Author Huei Shyang Lim
Country Malaysia
  • 6/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

MENHIR

We envision competitions as a means to express and communicate our vision of life through architecture. We feel the need to participate in competitions as a constant practice, reinforcing our methodology, enhancing verbal and visual communication skills, and embracing creativity.

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Authors Alejandro Sotres, Octavio Preciado, Gonzalo Sales
Country Mexico
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

From Restraint to Release: Capturing Suffocation and Liberation

For us, competitions are an opportunity to showcase our ideas and confront challenges that we would never encounter otherwise. It is a break from ordinary life and a way for us to fulfill our creative desires.

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Authors Edward Stefan Kiss, Denisa Anamaria Landler
Country Romania
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

EmoSphere: A Journey Through Emotions

Authors Surong Bai, Jessica Cai
Country Australia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Escalier

Architecture competitions are an opportunity to push forward our ideas and continue being a student. It lets you explore your creativity. It’s also an opportunity to get familiar with other tools and softwares that we want to improve.

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Authors Asiya Mannan, Kiymet Shevket
Country United Kingdom
Project name

Prospect & Void: Emotions Carved in Stone

Participating in architecture competitions opens doors to diverse projects beyond my regular work scope. The research and learning throughout these contests not only deepened my grasp of architectural design but also expanded my understanding of different cultures and societies.

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Authors Siyu Mao, Qiuying Lu
Country United States
Project name

Catharsis

We aim to push the boundaries of architectural concepts and explore various forms of architecture. Architecture competitions also help us build networks with professionals and share design ideas within the industry.

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Authors King Yi Wong, Xinzi Deng
Country Hong Kong

Shortlisted projects

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Illuminal Intervals

Cecilia Chung

Deana Madon

Charlotte Saker

Marcus Tse

Australia

EmoSphere: A Journey Through Emotions

Surong Bai

Jessica Cai

Australia

The Memorial of the Tree

Jiaxun Song

Xinyue Dong

Zehong Zhang

South china university of technology

+222 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Consonance, Dissonance, and the Limen

Danny Pang

Canada

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Cristina Popescu

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Escalier

Asiya Mannan

Kiymet Shevket

United Kingdom

Point of View

Hao Lee

YenTing Yeh

Taiwan

Emotion Wall

Wenjun Zhu

Jiachen Li

Jingyi Hou

Zhili Chen

Shandong university of art & design

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

The Inverse

Huei Shyang Lim

Malaysia

TEMPLE OF MEMORIAL

Pitchayuth Saenyudtitham

Poramin Tavon

Ploypailin Sillapachai

Silpakorn university (wang tha phra campus)

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Thailand

(IN)ORGANIC

Konstantin david Kobela

Bauhaus - universität weimar

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

LOOP OASIS

Daniel Hsu

United States

Rise & Fall

Barbara Saurty

France

Duality

Vyshnav Kattikoloth

Kyle Petersen

United States

Prospect & Void: Emotions Carved in Stone

Siyu Mao

Qiuying Lu

United States

Inversion

Min Kim

Sean Park

Nawoo Jung

Suhyun Ahn

United States

The Oasis

Amine Jalil kinefuchi

Anita Wiśniewska

France

Echoing Ripples

Kunthi Kunthi

British Indian Ocean Trty.

Oasis of the Senses

Sungmin Song

Sindi Dojaka

Architectural association school of architecture

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Come and Go

Xiaoyang Chen

Tsz hing aigner Ngai

Hong Kong

Anemone & Me

Sebastian Alarcon

United States

Choices

Sara Popa

Ion mincu university of architecture and urbanism - uauim

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Temple of Hope

Teodor Šćepanović

Jovana Bošković

Jelena Korolija

Serbia

Earth

Karim Fahmy

Sara Koshek

Souhaila El bagoury

Egypt

Nameless Museum

Natalia Sánchez cuéllar

Colombia

esc.

Tytus Tarczyński

Grzegorz Sygiet

Wojciech Rzyczniak

Silesian university of technology , politechnika śląska

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Through the rocks

Andrés Higa

Universidad de ciencias y artes de américa latina

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Peru

The Emotive Reactor

Martyna Kramarz

Cracow university of technology (politechnika krakowska im. tadeusza kościuszki)

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Tangible intangible

Valentina Fesenko

Rania Matrouk

Budapest university of technology and economics (budapesti műszaki és gazdaságtudományi egyetem)

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

Living Things

Daniel Muñoz Ramirez

Chile

Emotions of a Museum

Janice Leung

Edward Chan

Wing Yan Chan

Hong Kong

Trees

Jeehye Choi

Soojin Kim

South Korea

Catharsis

King Yi Wong

Xinzi Deng

Hong Kong

INFINITE LIGHT

Maksim Chirkin

Kyrgyzstan

The Other

Xiaodan Zhou

China

Aggregations of Luminance and Obscurity

Ethan Blatt

United States

The Falls

Minyao Cher

Yi Chee Wong

Mustafa Safaa

Malaysia

From Restraint to Release: Capturing Suffocation and Liberation

Edward Stefan Kiss

Denisa Anamaria Landler

Facultatea de arhitectură și urbanism timișoara

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

MENHIR

Alejandro Sotres

Octavio Preciado

Gonzalo Sales

Universidad iberoamericana, ibero

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico