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Results updated April 4, 2023 (read more)

Buildner is excited to announce the results of its Rammed Earth Pavilion Competition!

The Rammed Earth Pavilion competition is part of a series exploring the unique benefits of different building materials. Participants were tasked with designing a pavilion to be constructed of rammed earth in a location of their choosing. The pavilion should be designed as either a temporary or permanent structure of no more than 50m², which can also potentially be used to host an exhibition on the material within.

Buildner sought creative designs exploring the potential for this ancient and sustainable building material. It worked with an international jury with a range of experiences related to designing and constructing using rammed earth: Alia Bengana is founder of Paris-based Alia Bengama Architecte and develops projects in France and abroad with a bioclimatic approach and a particular interest for raw earth, natural materials and reuse; Dutra Brown is a designer based in Los Angeles; Anna-Laura Bourguignon is a Franco-Mexican architect currently practicing in Paris and focuses on participatory processes in architecture as well as on the use of natural materials; Tim Krahn is a partner of Canada-based Building Alternatives, which promotes the use of alternative methods and materials for structures, and author of Essential Rammed Earth Construction; Ben Gitai is founder of Paris and Haifa-based Gitai Architects; Alex Reed is a Los Angeles-based Artist working primarily in clay; Jesus Edmundo Robles, Jr. is the Founding Principal of Tucson, Arizona-based D U S T;  Kathryn Robson and Chris Rak are principals of Robson Rak, an established, award winning firm in Victoria, Australia; Mattia Pretolani is Studio Director and Architect at ALICE and co-founder of the office ellipse architecture based in Lausanne; Marc Thorpe is an architect and industrial designer and founder of Marc Thorpe Design; and Laurent de Wurstemberger is founder of LDW Architects and TERRABLOC, a company that manufactures raw earth construction products.

Buildner and its jury panel thank each of the teams that participated in this event!

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Rammed Earth 
Pavilion

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Sustainability Award

Project name

Hooke Garden

Projects for competitions are a manifesto of pure creativity. They appreciate the courage of thought, the unexpectedness of the ideas. The main point is to offer a bright, clear concept, and adaptation to the features of the real physical world is the following step. Which may not follow at all.

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Authors Farid Younesi, Amina Yusupova, Thanatcha Cholpradit
Country United Arab Emirates
  • 7/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 7/10 Layout
  • 6/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 7/10 Text
  • 10/10 Clarity of story
  • 8/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Hands On!

For us the participation in an architecture competition is a unique opportunity where you can follow your passions, work creatively and explore on your own responsibility.

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Authors Oliver Giebels, Alessandra Esposito
Country Germany
  • 8/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 10/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

LA TERRE DU MILIEU

Designing a spontaneous architecture, strong of meaning, uses and materiality. To explore new geographical territories, to research about construction systems and materials that we do not encounter in our projects. Discover and connect with cultures, different peoples, maintain way of thinking and know-how.

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Authors Thomas Fournials, Antoine Aubert
Country France
  • 7/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 6/10 Hierarchy
  • N/A Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 8/10 Clarity of story
  • 6/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 6/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Student Award

Project name

Corridor Gallery

This Rammed earth pavilion competition is the first one in which I participate. Friends from my graduating class had already participated in competitions and some had also received awards. I decided to enter this competition on my own because I really like the theme. I wanted to explore my design abilities with this very particular and sensitive material but also to find my own architectural sensibility. For some times I wanted to approach the technical aspect of the implementation of the Rammed earth and its potentials of prefabrication whose craze does not cease growing in this field.

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  • 9/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 8/10 Hierarchy
  • 5/10 Annotation
  • 5/10 Text
  • 5/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 7/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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At the end of Grjótagjá

Project name

Dialogue Between Walls

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FUTURE PAVILION

Authors Yinjie Tian, Wenjing Xue, Xiyu Li
Country United States
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Cut and Fill

Authors Devin Dobrowolski, Ben Small
Country United States
Project name

The Fading Pavilion

Author Yi Zhou
Country Canada
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Rural Catalyst Pavilion

Authors Rui Zhang, Yi Zhou
Country Canada
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Hearth

Aris Kafantaris

Japan

Terra Pavilion

Ana alexandra Tiriba

Sweden

Earth Sanctuary

Arthur Stefenbergs

Australia

RErammed

Ádám Bihari

Boldizsár Medvey

Dorottya Füleky

Mónika Valim-Ulbert

Naturarch studio

Hungary

The Sky and the Earth

Mariano Managò

Berlin university of the arts , universität der künste berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

A SHELTER WITH THREE COLUMNS

Vincent Dumay

Sweden

Earth Pantheon

Gábor Márkus

Dénes Dobos

Hungary

Cut and Fill

Devin Dobrowolski

Ben Small

United States

The Fading Pavilion

Yi Zhou

Canada

Tellure

Alessandro Pennesi

Salvatore Ponzo

Fabio Romenici

Giuseppe Ponzo

Foro studio

Italy

Dialogue Between Walls

Zuchen Yu

Guanda Yu

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

At the end of Grjótagjá

Mateusz Dziuba

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Pavilion of Layered Reflections

Lucy Jenkins

Fraser Carroll

Australia

TSAKUALLI

Oscar manuel Luna nieto

Aljaž Gradišar

Hungary

Kiln Tower for the Brickworks Museum

Roger Boltshauser

Switzerland

Cave of Earth

Yuanyuan Yang

Jiaqi Yang

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Bringing earth to the Earth

Rebecca Ajolfi

Chiara Barbaglio

Haya Alhussaini

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Hands On!

Oliver Giebels

Alessandra Esposito

Germany

Neolithic's Reflection

Salvatore Rescio

Mariagiulia Bano

Alessandra Agosti

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

A Sequence of Explorations

Jolan Cantzen

Berlin university of the arts , universität der künste berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Corridor Gallery

Florestan Lacroix

Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de grenoble

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
France

RAMMED EARTH PAVILION

Lam Nguyen

Vietnam

LA TERRE DU MILIEU

Thomas Fournials

Antoine Aubert

Ape-x studio

France

Antinomia

Tiziano Meniconi

Roberto Bologna

Giulio Hasanaj

Andrea Sichi

Italy

MYCO PAVILION

Samuel Higgwe

Aastha Singh

Jerome Tavé

Kyle Lawson

United States

FUTURE PAVILION

Yinjie Tian

Wenjing Xue

Xiyu Li

Gsapp, columbia university graduate school of architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Earth and Sky Temple

Craig Nener

Shaun Reddish

Australia

the penumbra pavilion

Maria fernanda Del giovannino de oliveira

Larah Agostinho barbosa

Augusto Palhares zschaber da costa

Natália hiromi Guimaraes yoshikawa

Usp – universidade de são paulo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

SILOS : manifesto of a broken city

Christelle Ayoub

Mira Achkouty

Majd Hanna

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Lebanon

Earth to Earth

Sahra Khan

Seraina Bernegger

Switzerland

Womb

Tommaso Venturini

Italy

FROM TERRA TO TERRA

Maurício Addor neto

Bruno Futema

Gabriel Da silva martinez ribeiro

Breno Quaioti

Brazil

Spoils Terrarium

Paige Michutka

Zoe Evans

Alyssa Pack

United States

ALIVE - The Story of A Living Building

Rafael Fischer

Arlinda Zenelaj

Jordan Perry

Linda jennifer Martinez ubilluz

University of east london

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Hooke Garden

Farid Younesi

Amina Yusupova

Thanatcha Cholpradit

United Arab Emirates

Rammed Cap

Eszter Gulyás

Bence Bene

László Cseresznyés

Hungary

Selective Earth Forming Pavilion

Krit Chatikavanij

Sadek Ahmed

Adam Meyrick

The bartlett school of architecture, ucl, university college london

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Kingdom

Earth + Light Pavilion

Pablo Valladares

Mexico

Rural Catalyst Pavilion

Rui Zhang

Yi Zhou

Canada

Transformed Earth Pavilion

Margherita Cesca

Lanpro

United Kingdom