Buildner is excited to announce the results of the Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop Competition! This event is part of Buildner’s Iceland Competition Series - past events have included the Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant competition, Iceland Cave Tower competition, Iceland Volcano Museum competition, among others.
For this event, Buildner, partnered with Landeigendur Voga, was calling for architects and designers to submit designs for a coffee shop that would be located at the base of the Hverfjall volcano in northern Iceland. The proposed facilities would include a new visitor centre and exhibition room to provide visitors with information about the volcano’s history. The competition brief called for submissions balancing practical ideas with creative design that is sustainable, unique, and in keeping with the region’s extraordinary landscape.
Buildner worked with an excellent international jury: Marshall Blecher, co-founder of MAST, a maritime architecture studio based in Copenhagen; Borghildur Indriðadóttir, an artist that lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland; Marta Frazão, Filipe Rodrigues, and Inês Vicente, partners at Atelier Data, a Lisbon-based architecture office; Sigrún Sumarliðadóttir, co-founder and Principal of Studio Bua, an architectural practice with offices in London and Oslo, whose portfolio includes the renovation of an Icelandic farmhouse and cultural centre; Yu-Ying Tsai, a lead architect at Shanghai-based ZJJZ Atelier; and Magic Kwan and Kenrick Wong who run OOA - Orient Occident Atelier, a Cambodian architectural studio.
Buildner and its jury team thank all the participants for their submissions!