Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of the Milan Navigli Canal Challenge! 

Participants were tasked with conceiving the Milan of the future by envisioning a symbiotic relationship between the city and its historic Navigli canal. Projects were asked to focus on ​​environmental aspects of design for improved urban sustainability - friendly design, mobility, and the relationships between water and urban spaces.

The Milan Navigli Canal Challenge was run in collaboration with Riaprire i Navigli Association – "Reopen the Navigli Association'' – and Primitivo studio Milan, who are proposing a complete renovation of the existing canal. The goal of these groups is to create a new way for the city to operate, with competition entries performing as a potential means to inspiring the general public.

Buildner worked with a fantastic regional and international jury to evaluate entries received from around the globe: James Biber, an architect and partner of Biber Architects, based in New York, which has completed projects including the USA Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015; Grazia Comai is a Senior Landscape Architect at London-based Townshend Landscape Architects and is a registered landscape architect with over ten years’ experience working on a diverse range of public realm projects; Carola Enrich, a Senior Associate also of Townshend Landscape Architects; Samista Jugwanth is an Associate at Zutari, with over a decade of experience in engineering design in public infrastructure, commercial and industrial projects, project management and construction management in Africa; Silvana Ordinas, Founder and Partner of Peter Pichler Architecture, based in Milan, a studio that has completed projects such as the Future Space Pavilion for the 2018 Salone del mobile in Milan; Lukas Rungger, a founder of noa* network of architecture, based in Bolzano, Italy and Berlin, Germany; Sean Shen, a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier; and Rituparna Simlai is the founding principal of Studio Arth, a Landscape Architecture design firm based in Coconut Grove, Miami.

Buildner and its jury thank all participants and congratulate the winning submissions for their refreshing and outstanding ideas and work!

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1st Prize Winner

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RE-CONNECT: Re-opening the Navigli for Milan

We participate in competitions to get out of the comfort zone. Competitions are always good opportunities to learn about other places and to extend our knowledge. They are challenging ourselves with contemporary issues and new ideas all over the world. 

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Authors Shuangyun Chen, Stefano Agliati, Raul Martinez Medina
Country Netherlands

2nd Prize Winner

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NAVIGLI WATER STORIES

For us, architecture competitions are a challenge and an opportunity to understand different contexts, cultures, landscapes and societies. We develop them with the aim of acquiring experiences through the process of creating and conceptualizing ideas.

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Company Bemaarch
Author BEMAARCH
Country Colombia

3rd Prize Winner +
BUILDNER SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

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Revamping the Artery of Milan

Here at Hortian Consultancy, we are constantly looking for opportunities to challenge ourselves, and to test ideas for its novelty and feasibility. By participating in architecture competition, we can also expand our view and perception on how different solutions are considered by different culture and society.

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Authors Xin Kai Tham, Ahrum Oh, Jason Ng, Jianyu Lou
Country Singapore

ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD

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Ride with the Flow

I think architecture competitions provide chance for me to explore new things and challenge myself.

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Author Chun Wang
Country China
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Client Favorite

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Galleria dei Navigli

We participate in architecture competitions because they provide a democratic instance for projects development. At the same time they give us the opportunity to learn, experiment and apply innovative solutions.

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Honorable Mentions

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Canale della vita

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The flowing city

Authors Davide Caccia, Giulio Maria Rindi, Francesco Caputo, Andrea Cervi
Country Italy
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Ciao! Old friend

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Water Belt of Milan

Authors Daria Bal, Klaudia Elsner, Marta Sanigórska
Country Poland
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Milan Navigli Canal Challenge

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BORDO D'ACQUA

Country United States

Shortlisted projects

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CURVA DELL’ACQUA

Université laval – École d’architecture (Laurianne Boulanger)

Canada

Drylands

Dinah Dupiton

Adèle Zgainski

Université laval school of architecture, école d'architecture de l'université laval

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

Milan a glance into the future

María fernanda Serna entzana

Joel Rodriguez hilario

José antonio Rodríguez aguilar

María Fernanda Serna Entzana

Faculty of architecture (facultad de arquitectura unam)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Back to the city of water

Yunuo Wu

Beijing university of civil engineering and architecture, bucea

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Rhythm of The Naviglo

Mohamed Shahwan

Sherifa El-haggan

Toka Hassan

Merna Genina

Egypt

Ride with the Flow

Chun Wang

China

Flow- Canal Navigli

Kacper Ławniczek

Poznan university of technology , politechnika poznańska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

A WALK THROUGH THE CULTURE

Justyna Dmytryk

Maja Klawitter

Wroclaw university of science and technology (politechnika wrocławska)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Ciao! Old friend

Zhuo Yang

Sichuan agricultural university

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

The Story of Navigli

John Edmonds

Martyna Idasiak

Ralph Frühwirth

Annika Enzinger

Faculty of engineering, lth , lund university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Sweden

Water Belt of Milan

Daria Bal

Klaudia Elsner

Marta Sanigórska

Silesian university of technology , politechnika śląska

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Modern Navigli

Isaac Laker

Ryan Small

The university of melbourne

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

SPETTACOLO D’ ACQUA

Yuyang Liu

Sichong Shan

The university of melbourne

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

Parco delle isole

Megan Chen

Rachael Li

The university of melbourne

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

Rebirth of Navigli canal

Lin Mu

Yaoxuan Wang

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Galleria dei Navigli

Matías Salas Ramírez

Miled Lahoud

Francisca Lopez Gonzales

Italy

Water's vocation, the navigli connections plan: Connecting a missing part of Milano

Melanie Lindemann

Xuedi Lu

Leibniz university hannover, leibniz universität hannover

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

NAVIGLI WATER STORIES

BEMAARCH

Bemaarch

Colombia

New geographies in the urban landscape

Letizia Melano

Maddalena Silva

Maddalena flavia Trojsi

Elisabetta Comini

Italy

Navigli making

Mariya Romanosova

Fedor Torgashev

Russian Federation

The Time Travelling Navigli - End of the Carnival

Chong ieng Lao

Chien Ping Hu

Chiang Yi Ching

Macao

Milan Navigli Canal Challenge

Vishal Shah

Prakruti Desai

Vishal Desai

Aangan architects

India

REFLECTIONS

Olga Rolff

Swedish university of agricultural sciences

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Sweden

RE-CONNECT: Re-opening the Navigli for Milan

Shuangyun Chen

Stefano Agliati

Raul Martinez Medina

Netherlands

Nature and Nurture

Kathrine Vand

Maximilian Cooke

Australia

BORDO D'ACQUA

Matteo Fraticelli

Motomi Morii

Martin Lee

United States

S(P)EEDS OF FUTURE

Lucas mariano Fernandez

Alessandro Lorefice

Laura Bassi

Andrea Bertassi

Italy

Canale della vita

Michal Galuszka

Agata Golesna

Silesian university of technology , politechnika śląska

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Navigli RE-V.I.B.E.

Emerson Ramos

Carmichael Castillo

Edmon Mendoza

Shelly Gelito

Australia

CHIATTA TRAPEZIO - Barge City in Milan

Sanny Ng

Liyu Xue

Iris Lee

Marvin Cheung

United States

Slow trip to Milan

Jae hyuk Choi

Sun woo Choi

South Korea

Milan is for Dreamers: A Vision for the Navigli Boardwalk

Tiffany Agam

Michelle Wright

United States

The flowing city

Davide Caccia

Giulio Maria Rindi

Francesco Caputo

Andrea Cervi

Italy

MILAN NAVIGLI CANAL CHALLENGE

Dania Wahsheh

Simone Kiswani

Cdp international

Jordan

Re-Shape Anew: Redescovery of Milan's Historical Riverfront

Alessandro Re

Italy

Project ID 69165

Sabin andrei Zapareniuc

France

MILANESENSES

Cemre Korkut

Sima Muhammetli

Aybüke Tufan

Samet Arslan

Turkey

Dew Drops

Trina Listanco

Lealyn San juan

Lilian Wang

S.p.a. aqua prima

Canada

I Navigli e l'archeologia dell'acqua

Daniela González oyola

María inés Reyes padilla

Sergio Gómez mejía

Daniel elías De la ossa rivero

Ge & partners

Colombia

Revamping the Artery of Milan

Xin Kai Tham

Ahrum Oh

Jason Ng

Jianyu Lou

Hortian consultancy pte. ltd.

Singapore