Foreword

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its third annual Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial competition.

This competition is organized each year 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 seeks designs for a conceptual memorial project to be located on any known decommissioned nuclear weapon testing site. A ‘silent’ competition, submissions in this series are not permitted to include text, titles or annotation of any kind.

Buildner teamed up with a top-notch international jury panel that included: Flora Lee, Associate Partner leading the Los Angeles office of MAD Architects; Xuanru Chen of ZJJZ Architects in China; Ondřej Chybík, a co-founder of the Czech firm CHYBIK + KRISTOF; Olha Kleytman, of SBM studio in Kharkiv, Ukraine; Paul Monaghan of London-based Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | AHMM; Geoffrey Nees and Peter Newman, two artists working in the UK; Andreas Tjeldflaat of the US and Norwegian studio Framlab; British architect James Whitaker; and Wu Ziye, who leads Mix Architecture in China.

Buildner and its jury congratulate the winning and shortlisted teams, and thank all participants for contributing their time and energy to this outstanding competition.

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The Last 
Nuclear Bomb Memorial

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

Edition #4 ideas COMPETITION

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

The Island

We want to compete with many people around the world. Besides that, participating in competitions can help us improve our knowledge, skills, logical thinking, and perspective on different programs and architectural scales.

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  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 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

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Burden of the seas

  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 7/10 Layout
  • 7/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Empty

As strange as it may sound, I enjoy architecture competitions less for their rivalry and more for the exchange of ideas with fellow architecture enthusiasts around the globe. It serves as a great exercise to demonstrate fascinating (and magical) typology and design methods, away from the traditional approach that oftentimes is full of (boring) constraints. I’m always intrigued whenever I see these competition posters because they always come up with peculiar—sometimes hilarious—challenges that spark instant curiosity, just like love at first sight!

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Country Indonesia
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 8/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 7/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

The Path of Life

To constantly learn more and develop new projects that may one day be realized is a goal. These competitions provide a platform to showcase your work to the world.

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  • 7/10 Linework
  • 7/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 7/10 Layout
  • 7/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • N/A Text
  • 6/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 7/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Unfading

As students, participating in architectural competitions allows us to know more architectural projects, broaden our horizons, and see the thoughts of different interpretations of people from different cultural backgrounds. At the same time, it prompts us to improve our professional skills and design methods.

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Chromatic Fallout

Architectural competitions are challenges that I can easily reflect my own design approach. The reason I participate in competitions is to challenge myself with talented designers from all over the world. The unique atmosphere of each project pushes me to solve the problem by approaching it by sustainable and effective ways with futuristic thinking.

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Burnt Mirrors

Taking part in competitions provides us with a competitive and stimulating framework for tackling out-of-the-ordinary architectural subjects. It's also an opportunity for us to collaborate.

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Authors Paul Noltet, Jules Babinet
Country France
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

A promenade through light and shadow

In these competitions, I feel free. I believe that for an artist, nothing is better than the feeling of freedom to create.

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Author Dante Uwai
Country Brazil
Project name

OBLIVIVM

Participating in architecture competitions is a great opportunity to gain experience in a professional field before graduating. It may enrich a student's formation with new ideas, together with learning how to cope with tight deadlines, team work and responsibilities. The most challenging thing about this is not having someone guiding us throughout the process, but it is up to us to be more self-critical and enterprising.

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Project name

Path. Disorient. Deep

Participating in international architectural competitions provides an opportunity to become acquainted with outstanding designers worldwide. Through competition platforms, designers can engage in mutual exchange and interaction.

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Shortlisted projects

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Now And Then

Central saint martins - university of the arts london

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Posthuman Coral System

Slovakia

unforgettable fear

Younggi Lee

Sein Kang

Kaywon university of art & design

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Matter of time

Mohamed Gamal

Doha Emam

Ghada Hmad

Egypt

Observe

Youssef Khobaiz

Moaz Gharbia

Mohamed Fawzy

Egypt

The Path of Life

José Miguel Vásquez

Antonia Eterovic

The adolfo ibáñez university - universidad adolfo ibáñez

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile

Tears

Jong Ho Jung

Sechang Oh

Sejong university, 세종대학교

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

The last monument

Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu slovenskej technickej univerzity v bratislave

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

Whispering

The university of melbourne

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Australia

Forgiveness

Ion mincu university of architecture and urban planning

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Romania

Repose

Andrew Madl

United States

The memories field

Lisa Marie Deransy

France

The Mirror

Su Been Seo

Lee Ikhoon

South Korea

The Birth of Tragedy

Luigi Giotto Pagani

Alessandro Marco Greco

Italy

Star Debris

South Korea

people / matches

Veronika Žvirble

Jaroslav Daveiko

Lithuania

The series of pain

Seokmin Ham

Seong Jung Han

South Korea

Path. Disorient. Deep

Yi-Ting Chen

National yang ming chiao tung university

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Taiwan

We Are Here, No More Fear

Jiayi Miao

The hong kong polytechnic university (polyu)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hong Kong

Unfading

Harbin institute of technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

THE EMPTY FEELING

Kaywon university of art & design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

A promenade through light and shadow

Brazil

Endless Reflections Among Endless Craters

Germany

From explosion roar to landscape of scream and howl

Thailand

ANTI-BOMB

Colombia

OBLIVIVM

University of ferrara, università degli studi di ferrara

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Thoughtful Human

Marco Tosone

Italy

Survival Town

Nathan Marcel Abel Hary

Elsa Labarchede

France

The Last Human

Chihhan Liu

Cheng Hui Lo

Taiwan

Chromatic Fallout

Istanbul technical university

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Turkey

Walk in the memory

Italy

Triumph over Tragedy

Robert Ward

United States

The Memory of Home

Mexico

The Island

Ho chi minh city architecture university

+172 points Buildner University Rankings!
Vietnam

Burnt Mirrors

Paul Noltet

Jules Babinet

France

Empty

Indonesia

Embodiment of Lost Time

New Zealand