Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its second annual Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial competition!

Following the success of the first edition, this competition was once again organized in support of a universal ban on nuclear weapons. In 2017, on the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima that killed upwards of 100,000 people, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted. To recognize the importance of this treaty, Buildner sought designs for a conceptual memorial project to be located on any known decommissioned nuclear weapon testing site. Submissions were not permitted to include text, titles or annotation of any kind. All ideas were required to be communicated visually.

Buildner teamed up with a strong international jury panel that included: Kerem Cengiz, the Managing Director – MENA at LWK + PARTNERS; Bartosz Haduch, an architect, academic teacher, and publicist who runs the Poland-based interdisciplinary collective NArchitekTURA; Karel Klein, co-director of NYC-based Ruy Klein; Paul Monaghan, Director at AHMM in London; Françoise N’Thépé, who runs Paris-based practice FRANÇOISE N’THÉPÉ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN; architect Angelo Renna; David Telerman, founder of studio Atelier David Telerman; Yu-Ying Tsai, lead architect at Shanghai- based ZJJZ Atelier; and Joseph Weishaar, a project architect at Smith Dalia Architects.

Buildner and its jury panel would like to thank all participants for their submissions!

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Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs

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 +
BB STUDENT AWARD

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Remembering

Competitions generate provocative thinking from worldwide perspectives, being in this process challenges me to learn and think on a more complex level upon every entry. For me, it helps to develop deeper knowledge and a broader vision in projects that tackle prominent issues, which is not often in professional or academic work. It is important to always challenge our own limitations in design, in order to achieve a breakthrough.

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2nd Prize Winner

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ALÉN

It is a kind of challenge that lets me face different programs and architecture scales and allows me to learn and improve my skills as an architect.

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Author Xavier Loureiro
Country Spain

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

The Seeds

Competitions could be a fascinating glimpse of being passionate, creative, experimental, more serious, and be desperate on something that you really care about. You don’t have to struggle with bureaucracy, budget, or worry being political means.

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Authors Youngjae Shin, Byungdoo Youn
Country South Korea

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Re•sur•gence

I love the themes and new directions which the competitions offer. They reflect the pressing problems of today, blending them with insights into future opportunities. It expands my horizons and pushes me to understand the role of an architect on a very large scale, globally.

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Author Tatiana Skorduli
Country Italy

Honorable Mentions

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Fragile Lands

Country United States
Project name

Hearken

Authors Javier Barrios rodríguez, Jesús Vera zorita
Country Spain
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The Frame

Author Kenta Ikejiri
Country Japan
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"Love is the answer"

Authors Jiang Yifeng, Chen Kuanghua, Li Jiaqi
Country China
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Ripples

Author Predrag Vujanovic
Country Sweden
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A Beautiful Lie

Author Daniel Muñoz Ramírez
Country Chile
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Witness: Overexposed

Kai Huang

United States

death zone

Anselm Kranebitter

Austria

Re•sur•gence

Tatiana Skorduli

Italy

WALK OVER

Jurij Bardelli

Switzerland

Remnant

Bilal Rineio

Kingston University London

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Lux /luːks/

Tudor Găvruș

Simina-ioana Cîrneanu

Sebastian-alexandru Balaci

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism - UAUIM

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

The Cross

Hyongu Kang

Germany

ALÉN

Xavier Loureiro

Spain

Marking Rings of Destruction

Selina Deng

Melina Wang

Canada

Remnants

Joseph Poston

Zachary Higson

United Kingdom

Fragile Lands

Paul Mccoy

Madison Green

United States

once and henceforth

Tone Chu

Taiwan

the chapel of us

Vincent Yang

The University of Arizona

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Shortcuts

Luciana Yoshioka

Sofia Comini

Rodrigo Rossi

Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, The Mackenzie Presbyterian University

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

33

Rolando jesús Vázquez martínez

Mexico

expansive reach

Steven Worthington

United States

The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial 2

Sheng Chen

Zijian Sun

Menghan Guo

Canada

The Floating Wreath

Taehoon Song

Hyupmin Kwon

Juho Lee

United States

Midnight Blues

Arthur Stepczynski

Or Mizrahi

EPFL École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Switzerland

"Love is the answer"

Jiang Yifeng

Chen Kuanghua

Li Jiaqi

China

The Pilgrimage

Andrew Madl

United States

SURRENDER

Daniel Sadowniczyk

United States

1.29

Fabre Jean-philippe

COSTA Bruno

France

Lightening Heals

Giovanni Lenci

Italy

The Frame

Kenta Ikejiri

Japan

Remembering

An-Tai Lu

Parsons School of Design | The New School

+172 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Hearken

Javier Barrios rodríguez

Jesús Vera zorita

Spain

Ground Zero

Raed Gazzah

École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Bretagne ENSAB

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

The Mutation Field

Suyang Meng

the University of Sydney

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

RESTORED NATURE

Filipe Calvão

Diogo Zenha

Portugal

Through the screen underneath the ruins.

Minseo Paek

Hajin Lim

Gookhyun Wi

Seoyoung Kwon

South Korea

pierced

Ivo Antunic

Austria

A Beautiful Lie

Daniel Muñoz Ramírez

Universidad de La Serena

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

Memorial Atoll

Jan Havlíček

Czech Republic

The emergent belief for sustainable peace

Dabin Lim

Hoseo University Cheonan Campus

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

A place to talk

Pablo Landeo mochcco

Peru

Bare forest

Daniele Della ragione

Roberto Canu

University of Florence , Università degli Studi di Firenze , UNIFI

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

BOUNCING REMEMBRANCE. A silent explosion

Francesca Maggioni

Giulia Persichetti

Politecnico di Milano / Polytechnic University of Milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Ripples

Predrag Vujanovic

Sweden

The Seeds

Youngjae Shin

Byungdoo Youn

South Korea