Foreword

The Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition sought to create a refuge for individuals amidst the pristine natural beauty of one of Latvia’s most remote regions. The focus on balance was reflected in the submitted designs, showing a true respect and regard for the environment in which the camp was to be constructed.

It was this element that made successful projects stand out in the eyes of the jury, focusing on simple and elegant designs that made full use of the layout and existing structure to create an environmentally sound retreat. Bigger is not always better, and the modest size and design of the winning projects highlighted their focus on a thoughtful, balanced relationship with nature.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
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1st Prize Winner

Project name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

The current cultural and economic conditions in Ukraine form an approach which is far from modern architecture samples. Participation in competitions allows us to be involved in the new history of architecture, be in the context, and keep up with its development.

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Country Ukraine

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Medita

It is fundamental, for us as a design firm, to participate in these types of competitions because it opens plenty of opportunities: it gives us a global vision of the architecture needs, it provides a bigger understanding of the importance of function and creativity and last but not least, it adds work experience to our office.

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3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Architecture design competitions are a wonderful way of communicating your ideas and visions to a larger audience. For a small team from a small developing country like ours, it is very difficult to reach out to a larger audience by any other means.

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Company A for Architecture
Country Nepal

BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Authors Oleksandr Kostevych, Mariia Chorna, Weronika Różyło, Julia Gawlik, Piotr Migas
Country Poland
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

A Stone Barn

Country Poland

Honorable Mentions

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Project name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Authors Alida Bata, Sarah Ho
Country United Kingdom
Project name

Stone Barn Retreat

Authors Filipa Sousa Lopes, Pilar de Mazarredo Aznar, Jhony Chavesta Custodio
Country Spain
Project name

Re-Meditating Latvia

Authors Jorge Cuartas Martínez, Teresa Páramo Larrondo
Country Spain
Project name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Project name

Meditation Center

Authors Viola Bálint, Ábel Bálint, Nóra Debrei
Country Hungary
Project name

Illumination Cycle

Country Peru

Shortlisted projects

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Stone and Water

Megan Burwinkel

David Burwinkel

United States

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Sarah Wan

Aidan Doyle

United States

Anonymous Structure

Giles Reid

United Kingdom

Re-Meditating Latvia

Jorge Cuartas Martínez

Teresa Páramo Larrondo

Spain

Project ID 7714

Collin Anderson

Miquel Lopez

Saul Martinez

The University of Texas at Arlington

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

at Home

Alejandro Ayllon Blanco

Carlos Gonzalez Santamarta

Spain

Retreat. Breathe. Connect - Stone Barn Meditation Centre

John Crowley

United Kingdom

Project ID 7696

Piotr Pańczyk

Magda Palczowska

Politechnika Wrocławska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

FIT IN/OUT

Roberto Bologna

Maria Rosaria Di Gennaro

Andrea Sichi

Giulio Hasanaj

Italy

ECO VILLAGE

Eric Gronning

Philippe Pessotti

Michael Field

United States

Project ID 7662

Renato Peron

Brazil

The Skeleton

Karolis Macernis

Twana Gul

Netherlands

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

George Maisuradze

Georgia

Project ID 7587

Irma Kovalke

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 7584

Marta Ostrowska

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

The White Harmitage

Aleksandra Wisniewska

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

The House for nature lover.

Karolina Zylka

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

STONE BARN MEDITATION CAMP

Maria Glowinska

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 7575

Ksenia Polyakova

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 7573

Paweł Retkowski

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 7570

Ewa Wiszniewska

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Hanna Brzozowska

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Upe Miera

Wesley Spencer

Mathilde Polmard

Jade Whittaker

Australia

Illumination Cycle

Ana Loayza

Rolf Soldtwedel

Peru

Meditation Center

Viola Bálint

Ábel Bálint

Nóra Debrei

Hungary

ELEMENT - STONE BARN MEDITATION CAMP

Jana Balciarová

Brno university of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Slovakia

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Oleksandr Kostevych

Mariia Chorna

Weronika Różyło

Julia Gawlik

Piotr Migas

Politechnika Wrocławska

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Project ID 7311

Anthony Harrington

Emmanuelle Thion

Maja Mrdalj

United States

STONE BARN Project ID 7308

HUMBERTO MARQUEZ RANGEL

JORGE ALBERTO MEDINA BALDERAS

JESUS HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ

SANDRA CARPINTEYRO URBAN

Mexico

O A R ’S H U S H

Rotem Guy

Israel

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Andrius Pakulis

Andrius Serapinas

Vitalijus Rudokas

Gintarė Kabalinė

Lithuania

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Rongxing Lin

Li Kang

Xu Zhang

China

Project ID 7244

Renata Wuerkert

Victor Ortiz

Pedro Herman

Brazil

Terra Nostra

Anaïs Duquesnoy

Lucien Desmenez

Belgium

A Stone Barn

Konrad Kowalczyk

Poland

Project ID 6920

David Raschka

Brooke Borelli

United States

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Alida Bata

Sarah Ho

United Kingdom

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Gaston Gonzalez Vivo

Argentina

Project ID 6862

Tony Leung

Hong Kong

Project ID 6846

Amanda Indriyanto

Kollin Akbar

Rizki Nindito

Andrew Kusuma

United Kingdom

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Maxim Badyornij

Artem Zanegin

Kirill Maikhopar

Ukraine

YOgabocik

Gabriella Szaniszlo

Tímea Abonyi

József Gubacska

Szent István University Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Hungary

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Yulia Fedorenko

Aleksandr Fil

Anna Beketova

Bogdan Bondarenko

Bondarenko Group

Ukraine

architecture IN nature

Rodrigo Mazari Armida

Mexico

Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Prajal Pradhan

Mahesh Maharjan

Prabina Sherstha

Sainaz Bajracharya

A for Architecture

Nepal

Stone Barn Retreat

Filipa Sousa Lopes

Pilar de Mazarredo Aznar

Jhony Chavesta Custodio

Spain

Journey Within | Stone Barn Meditation Camp

Philip Che

Jason Fung

Samantha Lay

Markco Studio

Australia

Medita

Raúl Carbajal

Roxana Mendoza

Ana Marcela Pérez

Veronica Castro

Agave Arquitectos

Mexico