Foreword

For this design competition, Bee Breeders partnered with the Spirala Ecological Village, a pioneering project focused on self-development and connection with nature. This community and farm, based in Northern Portugal, is planned to consist of 20 buildings in which residents live and work together and practice ways of connecting with nature while reducing their ecological footprint on Earth.

The Spirala Community Home Competition called for submissions for a shared building that will form the heart of the Spirala Ecological Village – a space where community members could gather together and meet for events, workshops, or socializing. It should have both indoor and outdoor spaces for congregating for various purposes throughout the year. As winning designs will be considered for construction, the founders of the ecological village and the jurors sought solutions that would best serve the various needs of the community, while also being examples of green building practices and sustainable design.

Bee Breeders worked with an excellent regional and international jury panel for this competition. The full jury panel included: Greg Corso of Syracuse NY-based SPORTS Collaborative and Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, School of Architecture; Enlai Hooi, Head of Innovation at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark; Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis, founders of Porto-based FAHR 021.3®; Gonçalo Marrote, architect and CEO at Madeiguincho, based in Cascais, Portugal; David Montalba, Founding Principal of Montalba Architects, a diverse architecture and design studio of over 60 designers based in Santa Monica, California with a satellite office in Lausanne, Switzerland; and James Whitaker, founder of London-based Whitaker Studio.

Bee Breeders and its jury panel would like to congratulate the participants for their outstanding work.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Spirala 
Community Home

1st Prize Winner

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swirl pavilion

Architectural competitions are great opportunities for architects to experience being able to go beyond the limits of their routine life. Competitions are ideal for testing their design abilities on universal, international design platforms and providing an environment for independent design claims.

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Authors Ekin Turgay, Serkan Sonar
Country Turkey

2nd Prize Winner

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SHADOW CYCLES

Architecture competitions are a public space to discuss ideas and communicate creative architectural processes to society. For my office, it’s the way our work becomes part of a global community.

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Authors Manuel Collado Arpia, Dustin Hernandez Jover , Berta Calle Martos
Country Spain

3rd Prize Winner

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IN BETWEEN

We see time spent on competitions as freedom where our creativity can express itself with no limitations. At the same time, it is an opportunity to break the daily routine and think about new architectural concepts and strategies.

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Country Portugal

BB STUDENT AWARD

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Spirala Community House

Authors Mykhailo Vishchun, Zhenya Zhenev
Country Ukraine
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

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BB GREEN AWARD

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Molecular Spiral

Considering various historical and geographical factors and their relationships with architecture and cities; we are practicing design and research with the objective of clarifying the fundamental mechanisms of an excellent building environment.

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Honorable Mentions

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Common Sense

Authors Nacho Gimeno
Country Spain
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SPIRALA COMMUNITY CENTER

Authors Sabrina Neise, Jedrzej Nowak
Country Germany
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Spiral Hut: A Way of Being Together

Authors Ji Zhang, Wenjun Deng
Country Belgium
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Spirala Community House

Country Denmark
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brickO'live

Authors Berkay Öztürk, Merve Taşdelen, Ayça Metin
Country Turkey
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Árvore Mãe

Authors Alberto Pabón Medina, Marina Sánchez Guzmán
Country Spain

Shortlisted projects

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Sat Chit Ananda

Jordanna Ebanks

Jaya Kader

Angela Johnson

United States

Casa de Boas-Vindas

Alanna signe Green

Edgar Rivera

Cal poly san luis obispo

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Living Spirals

Nuru Karim

Aditya Jain

Atharva Ghawalkar

Swagat Kale

India

brickO'live

Berkay Öztürk

Merve Taşdelen

Ayça Metin

Istanbul technical university

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Turkey

Spirala Community Home

Ádám Pálvölgyi

Dániel Klenóczky

Budapest university of technology and economics

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

swirl pavilion

Ekin Turgay

Serkan Sonar

Turkey

Spirala Community House

Mykhailo Vishchun

Zhenya Zhenev

Odessa state academy of civil engineering and architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Ukraine

BETWEEN NESTS OF EARTH

Christian david Madrigal garcía

Gabriel alejandro Ruíz suárez

Universidad de guadalajara

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Molecular Spiral

Ryo Murata

Mizuho Ueyama

Tomohiro Koizumi

Renata Baksai

Japan

casa para todos

Dominik Hesse

Sina Skibbe

Anna-lena Kriz

Paul Althaus

Bauhaus universität weimar

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Spirala Community House

Ani Zakaryan

Aigerim Syzdykova

Denmark

Spirala Community Home

Julian Beqiri

Nerina Baçi

Isra Hyka

Gridi Himçi

Albania

Labyrinth Community Center

Andrew Glicksberg

United States

Rembrandt

Antti Ahlava

Finland

Spirala Community Home

Allison Hoagland

Hans Steffes

United States

ESPIRAL

Donald Paine

Matthew Noe

Tony Wang

United States

BLOSSOM

Matteo Cavuoti

Alessandro michele Altamura

Italy

SPIRALA COMMUNITY CENTRE

Jack Everett

United Kingdom

disc dance

Nuo Chen

Kunsong Li

Shun Shi

China

ENCHANTHILL

Kumar Mangwani

NISHA PARYANI

TINA MANGWANI

India

SHADOW CYCLES

Manuel Collado Arpia

Dustin Hernandez Jover

Berta Calle Martos

Spain

THE OMPHALOS

Xile Zhang

Kendall Mann

Southern california institute of architecture

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Spirala Community Home

Debora Cheng

Jennifer Huang

Krish Girdhari

Australia

IN BETWEEN

Leonardo Raviola

Joao Carriço

Ruben Guerreiro

Portugal

SPIRALA COMMUNITY CENTER

Sabrina Neise

Jedrzej Nowak

Germany

THE FILM

Yi heng Lim

Kuan yun Leng

Taylor's university lakeside campus

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Malaysia

In the Spiral's heart

Giuseppe Vultaggio

Weiwei Mao

Italy

CLAY HOUSE

Merlin Augele

Valerian Althammer

Tim Cox

University of arts berlin

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Common Sense

Nacho Gimeno

Spain

Spirala Community Home

Juanita Cuellar

Carlos Perez

Jean Rodríguez

Universidad de los andes

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Colombia

Árvore Mãe

Alberto Pabón Medina

Marina Sánchez Guzmán

Spain

Christopher Jones

United Kingdom

The Stone

Gelar Kautsar

Indonesia

Spirala Community Home

Daniel Burston

Emily Young

Toby Oxborrow

United Kingdom

The Spiral Landscape

Caio césar Nascimento costa

Júlia luciano Da costa

Universidade de brasília - unb

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

ENCIRCLE

Isabelle Gin

Tini Tang

Jessica Liu

Hong Kong

123456

Barbara Sandri

Andrea Smaniotto

Italy

Home sweet Zome

Adrien Thivolle

France

HAYAH

Cristiano Dias

Joel Marinho

André Brandão

João Santos

Portugal

Spiral Hut: A Way of Being Together

Ji Zhang

Wenjun Deng

Belgium