Introduction

 

It may not be your first instinct when entering a building to consider how it makes you feel, but architecture has always had a big impact on emotions. Different spaces are designed to make their inhabitants feel different things; offices can make you feel energised and productive, art galleries can make you feel thoughtful and curious, and museums can make you feel calm and intrigued. Each of these spaces is completely different from each other and is far more than just a building.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Museum of 
Emotions


As part of a series of annual architecture competitions, the Museum of Emotions competition is tasking participants with using architecture as a tool to bring out different emotions. They are asked to design a museum that includes two separate exhibition halls that bring out contrasting emotions – one inducing negative emotions, and the other inducing positive emotions.

 

Participants are free to choose the specific emotions they incite with their designs – fear, anger, anxiety, love, happiness, laughter, etc. The purpose of the Museum of Emotions is to use architecture as the primary tool to create emotional states, through consideration of the scales of the spaces, the journey through the space, colour, lighting, and material choice.

 

As this is an ideas competition, participants are free to choose any site location, real or imaginary, as well as the size of their structure.


Museum of Emotions / Edition #4 is one of Buildners' silent competitions, in which participants must communicate their ideas without the use of any text. The design concept and thinking behind it must all be communicated solely through the use of visuals.

 

Download full competition brief for more information! 

 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

The full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

(!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
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Prizes

TOTAL PRIZE FUND

7,000 €

1ST PLACE

3,000 €

2ND PLACE

1,500 €

3RD PLACE

1,000 €

BUILDNER STUDENT AWARD

1,000 €

(more details)

BUILDNER SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

500 €

6 Honorable mentions & certificates

Buildner will acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

"SEEN BY" ONE MILLION

Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.

"SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE

Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).

INTERVIEW

Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.

MOVIE

The competition winners will be granted an opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on Buildner's website and social networks.

MEDIA PARTNERS

The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

Key dates

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Jury

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified.

All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time. All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]  

Julien De Smedt

founder and director of JDS Architects

Denmark

Stephanie Deumer

Visual Artist

USA

Sonia Gagné

Provencher_Roy

Canada

Daniela Holt Voith

principal and director of design, Voith & Mactavish Architects

USA

Lydia Kallipoliti

Tallin Architecture Biennale, ANAcycle thinktank

USA

James Krueger

Design Principal in HMC Architects

USA

Françoise N’Thépé

founder of FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

France

Nuno Pimenta

NUNO PIMENTA

Portugal

Angelo Renna

Architect

Netherlands

Lukas Rungger

noa* network of architecture

Italy

As this is an ideas competition, participants are free to choose any site location, real or imaginary.
Participants are asked to dedicate one exhibition hall to negative emotions and one to positive emotions. The exact type of emotions for each hall is not defined. Participants may propose multiple positive and negative emotions for each hall.
As this is an idea competition, participants may propose alternative approaches to the competition brief, however, we would recommend participants to follow the defined rules asking them to dedicate one exhibition hall to negative emotions and one to positive emotions.
For this competition, participants are not allowed to use any text, including but not limited to concept description room tags (e.g.: reception, exhibition hall, etc.) view names (e.g.: floor plan, section, etc.) scale (e.g.: M 1:500, etc.) or project title. The purpose of the “no text” requirement is to ask participants to communicate their design using only images (sketches, 3D perspectives, diagrams, etc.).
For this competition, participants are not allowed to use any text, including but not limited to concept description, room tags (e.g.: reception, exhibition hall, etc.) view names (e.g.: floor plan, section, etc.) scale (e.g.: M 1:500, etc.) or project title. The purpose of the “no text” requirement is to ask participants to communicate their design using only images (sketches, 3D perspectives, diagrams, etc.).
Participants may propose additional functions, however, it is not required.
To register, simply click on “Register Now,” fill out all necessary fields, select your preferred payment method, and submit your details. You will be redirected to PayPal or a card payment gateway to settle the competition fee. Upon confirmation of your payment, we will send you an email containing your Unique Identification Code (UIC). You must then log in to your Buildner account using your architecture.info credentials and validate your UIC to complete the process. Learn more here - https://architecturecompetitions.com/how-to-enter-a-competition
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline. Learn more here - https://architecturecompetitions.com/how-to-add-team-members-after-april-2023
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Sustainability award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a lpreviously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
As AI-generated images may be based on pre-existing work or generated using proprietary algorithms, it is best to check the specific terms and conditions of the AI tool used to generate the image to determine its ownership status. It may also be necessary to seek legal advice to fully understand the ownership rights and any restrictions that may apply. In general, it is not recommended to consider AI-generated images as your sole work or intellectual property unless you have obtained explicit permission to do so.