Essay Competition

What is Sustainable
Architecture?

Edition #2

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

What is Sustainable 
Architecture?

Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its annual essay competition, "What is Sustainable Architecture?", organised in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS.

There are many ways of designing environmentally – responsible and resource-efficient structures and cities, with amazing innovations and advances introduced every day. Everything from smart homes and photovoltaic glass to centrally organized power networks, modular building, and even self-healing bio concrete.

Architects, start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture, in which new buildings are constructed and maintained throughout their life-cycles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

We asked participants what they had to say about sustainable architecture. Buildner and its jury sought thoughts, insight, and research that shed light on new ideas related to sustainable design.

Builder worked with a jury panel with a range of experiences in sustainability: Vichera Heang, the Head of the Department of Architecture at Paragon International University, Phnom Penh, researches sustainability and the traditional Cambodian house; Lydia Kallipoliti, an architect, engineer, scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York, is the author of The Architecture of Closed Worlds (2018), the editor of EcoRedux; Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet (AD 2011) and the Head Curator of the upcoming Tallinn Architecture Biennale and the principal of ANAcycle thinktank; and Rituparna Simlai, Principal of Studio Arth LLC, based in Miami, USA and New Delhi, India, whose practice as an Landscape Architect has focused on integrating parametric technology with form and function while seeking a design  with a greater purpose.

Buildner and its jury panel thank the participants for their submissions, and congratulate the following winners for having their submissions selected for online publication.

1st Prize Winner

Project name

Sustainable Architecture is the financialization of space under our capitalist economy

Authors

Crystal Cheung
Alex Price

United Kingdom

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Make Little Plans

Authors

Felix Yiu

University

Princeton university

Hong Kong

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Immortality of the Tangible: Redefining Sustainable Architecture

Authors

Nikita Sabharwal

University

National institute of technology, hamirpur

British Indian Ocean Trty.

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

BEAVER'S WAY

Country

Taiwan

Project authors

Jose Lopez
Jung Chen

Project Name

All That We Cannot Control

Country

Canada

Project authors

Ramsey Leung

Project Name

Settlement Design in the Stone Age

Country

Belgium

Project authors

Manjula Singh

Project Name

'What is Sustainable Architecture?' Richard Stalkr

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Richard Stalker

Project Name

The Re-education of Architects

Country

Singapore

Project authors

Nabila Pranoto

Project Name

Where tradition meets sustainability

University

Kolej tuanku jaa'far
+52 points!

Country

Malaysia

Project authors

Yu xuan Lim
Sonia Marie alfred
Sujan Ng
Yee shwen Chong

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