Foreword

Buildner is happy to announce the results of its Portugal Olive Guest House International Competition!

The competition was run in partnership with the Verde family, landowners in Portugal that produce homemade olive oil using traditional methods. The brief tasked participants with presenting designs for a guest house to be realized on the Verde family property. The guest house is to be centered around a multipurpose space that would mainly function as an olive oil tasting room. Buldner collaborated with a stellar regional and international jury comprised of: Ondřej Chybík is co-founder of the studio CHYBIK + KRISTOF, based in Prague, Brno and Bratislava; Marta Frazão and Inês Vicente are partners at Atelier Data, a Lisbon-based office; Francisco Garcia de Freitas is a founder of Lisbon-based Atelier RUA - Arquitectos;  Ricardo Gomes, partner of KWY.studio, was born in Portugal and studied architecture in Lisbon; Vitório Leite is a co-founder of merooficina, a Porto-based office; Tiago Mota Saraiva is the managing partner of ateliermob, based in Lisbon; Maria Papafigou is an architect and a founding partner of the Stockholm- and Athens-based office OOAK - One of a Kind Architects.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each of the participating teams for submitting outstanding work.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Portugal
Olive Guest House

1st Prize Winner

Project name

A-CASA

For us, participating in architecture competitions means having the opportunity to explore new alternative and sustainable solutions for each project we undertake. Multidisciplinarity and innovation are constant approaches in our research, aiming to define new solutions that minimize the environmental impact of architecture.

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Authors Martina Costa, Giorgia Ferretti, Emiliano Barbani, Ruggiero Scommegna
Country Italy
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 9/10 Annotation
  • 9/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

Project name

Olive Hearth

In our opinion, architecture competitions provide a wonderful opportunity to challenge ourselves by engaging in unconventional projects around the world. We thoroughly enjoy exploring different cultures, and architecture competitions serve as a means to do just that.

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

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

A Guest House with a Tent

Authors Yuxuan Jiang, Lang Lin
Country China
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

O Quintal

Architecture competitions serve as a powerful tool to enhance the creative process. I also believe that they provide a virtual journey to different places, allowing us to immerse ourselves in their customs, aromas, landscapes, and diverse architectures. This experience serves as a prelude to the project and enriches the design exploration.

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Author Juan Pablo Lopez Isabella
Country Mexico
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 9/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Client Favorite

Project name

Verde Vista Guest House

Competitions offer me opportunities to refine my skills and can also serve as potential career-enhancing prospects. Occasionally, competitions present unique and captivating programs that I have yet to encounter, like the Olive Guest House competition. Prior to participating in this competition, I had no knowledge of the existence of olive tasting rooms. This discovery fueled my motivation to explore fresh ideas and broaden my horizons.

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Author Chuanyu Dai
Country China
  • 10/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • 9/10 Annotation
  • 10/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 10/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Olive garden

Authors Samuel Andrejcak, Jakub Ceresnik, Lukas Bim
Country Slovakia
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Grafting of Quinta

Project name

Terra

Author Isadora Carvalho
Country Portugal
Project name

Villa Verde

Author Evgenia Dubova
Country Italy
Project name

GALHETA - Verde Olive Guest House

Country Canada

Shortlisted projects

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Olive House

Magdalena Opalińska

Tomasz Kamiński

Wiktor Ignatjew-zielonka

Warsaw university of technology , politechnika warszawska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Verde Vista Guest House

Chuanyu Dai

China

Villa Verde

Evgenia Dubova

Italy

A Quiet Place

Natalia Maslennikova

Portugal

Terra

Isadora Carvalho

Portugal

Five senses

Sofia Oliva gorria

So arquitectura

Spain

Olive Escapes: A serene gateaway for olive lovers

Giulia Orlando

Álvaro Villanueva Prendes

Spain

Casa Verde

Áron Kovács

Hungary

O Quintal

Juan Pablo Lopez Isabella

Mexico

Olive garden

Samuel Andrejcak

Jakub Ceresnik

Lukas Bim

Slovak university of technology in bratislava (stu)

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

Olive House

Ana eliza Motta

Brazil

House surrounded by olive trees

Pavel Zámečník

Lucie Keblovská

Czech Republic

A Guest House with a Tent

Yuxuan Jiang

Lang Lin

China

Vila Oliva

Ana rita Pereira

Francisco Alves

Portugal

Gentle Mediterranean Touch

Ali burak Yanardag

Oner Demircan

Burcu Semizoglu

Ynrdg

Turkey

Verde Guest House

Zachary Lenza

United States

Traverse

Ryo Murata

Rei Takashimada

Hiroki Moriya

Nao Sumiya

Japan

THE GRAIN

Evgenii Reshetov

Tatiana Sinelnikova

Rhizome

Estonia

Grafting of Quinta

Chang Gyeong Oh

Inha technical college, 인하공업전문대학

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Circling Unity

Seoyun Kang

Inha technical college, 인하공업전문대학

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

HOMAGE HOUSE

Chang jae Lim

Inha technical college, 인하공업전문대학

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

Maison de l'Oliveraie

Serj josef Voskian

Germany

VERDE HOUSE

Meihan Liu

Jiayi Liu

United Kingdom

GALHETA - Verde Olive Guest House

Otto Ojo

Verena Horning

Canada

3 WALLS, A GARDEN

Petter Elverum

Ahmet Çam

Oslo school of architecture and design

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Norway

Verde panorama

Phoebe wai fung Chu

Norway

The House in the Olive Grove

Ferdinando Mazza

Italy

A-CASA

Martina Costa

Giorgia Ferretti

Emiliano Barbani

Ruggiero Scommegna

Italy

A House for an Olive Tree

Yahya Abdullah

Canada

Among the Olives

Vanessa maera Wijaya

Singapore

Beyond the Wall

Jean paul El hachem

Jpag

Lebanon

Quinta das Oliveiras

Henrique Giovani canan

Maria fernanda Del giovannino de oliveira

Lia Balassiano strosberg

Gabriela tiely Barros giotoku

Usp – universidade de são paulo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

Casa Terroir

Garrett Jones

Furui Sun

United States

Paisagem Verde

Wasaa Architects

Singapore

Olive Hearth

Karolina Rorat

Ewa Maniak

Warsaw university of technology , politechnika warszawska

+142 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

THE OLIVE GUEST HOUSE

Manh Nguyen hoang

Mia design studio

Vietnam

roofs in the slope

Gabriel Foulquier-gazagnes

Hadrien Gauthier

France

Olive oil guest house

Pavle Đukić

Tina Dobrosavljević

Đorđe Barbul

Borko Erić

Serbia

Nocturne

Dmytro Shchepetnov

Yevheniia Korshunova

Mykola Voronchuk

Praktika architects

Ukraine

ezeli and ebedi

Tunahan Çelen

Turkey