Foreword

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!

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Iceland Volcano 
Coffee Shop
Official partner
Iceland Volcano 
Coffee Shop

1st Prize Winner +
Client Favorite

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The Underhill experience

We decided to participate in architecture competitions because we wanted to expand our horizons, think outside of the box and fight creative burnout. We perceive competitions as a way of expressing and presenting our own ideas.

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Authors Weronika Plata, Wiktor Stankiewicz
Country Poland

2nd Prize Winner +
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD

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Volcano Visitors Centre

Competition is a fantastic way to challenge ourselves, it spark our imagination and also gives a unique chance to test our ideas.

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3rd Prize Winner

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Vestige

It is a way to challenge ourselves by competing with people from all over the world, whether they are students or professionals. Apart from learning new working methods that allow us to develop better as students and future architects. The competitions help us to explore architecture from a much freer perspective. Outside the academic guidelines, we find in these competitions an escape from how pigeonholed architecture can become in the classroom and we can dare to fly the imagination, to work on new ideas and to put it simply: to dare.

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AAPPAREL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

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Catalyst

Architectural competitions are opportunities for us to test new ways of representation and design. As young architects, it also allows us to forge a work methodology and to sharpen our architectural discourse. Moreover, the competition subjects allow us to push concepts quite far, and to re-use the best of them in our work.

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Authors Clément Molinier, Philippe Paumelle
Country France

Honorable Mentions

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Milestone towards the Apex

Authors Jaime Argudín Fraile, Miguel Bermejo Morán, Teresa Cabezas Carreño
Country Spain
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Hverfjall Kaffihús

Author Jesse Ewart
Country Australia
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Genista

Authors Simone Marzorati, Silvio Lussana
Country Italy
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Volcano Coffee Dome

Author Pietro Dardano
Country Italy
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The Hut

Author Giuseppe D'Albenzio
Country Italy
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We are Magma

Authors Francesco Patetta, Simone Pasini, Alvise Morandi, Elisa Montani
Country Italy
+72 points Buildner University Rankings

Shortlisted projects

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Hverfjall Squared Coffee

Matheus Alves rocha siqueira

Thiago Macedo bento

Murilo Rayel de araujo

Bruno Wolff monaco

School city association (escola da cidade)

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Brazil

Milestone towards the Apex

Jaime Argudín Fraile

Miguel Bermejo Morán

Teresa Cabezas Carreño

Spain

ICELAND VOLCANO COFFEE SHOP

Lizet Ledesma

Víctor Fonseca

Sebastián Negrete

Giuseppe Castillo

Polytechnic university of catalonia, universitat politècnica de catalunya

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Spain

Hverfjall Center

Graysen Babbitt

Elizabeth Daddazio

United States

Hverfjall golden ratio

Justyna Mejsner

Michelle Piasek

Bartosz Mrozowski

Poznan university of technology , politechnika poznańska

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

Hverfjall Kaffihús

Jesse Ewart

Australia

Hæðirnar ("The Hills")

Milan Kapetanovic

Germany

The line of silence

Yehiel Tsubery

Israel

Volcano Visitors Centre

Kamil Bryłka

Silesian university of technology , politechnika śląska

+142 points Buildner University Rankings!
Poland

MEGALITH

Anton Varfolomeev

Israel

COFFEE ON PATH

Agnieszka Gawron

Aleksandra Gałęza

Kamil Babiuch

Michał Pietrzak

Poland

Resting Place

Jordan Wood

JD Duffie

United States

ORBIS COFFEE SHOP

Victoria García

Matilde Alcina

Uruguay

Wayfinder

Dora Lokietek

Christina Papazoglou

Helieh Mohammadian

Christine Van hoff

Architecture.redefined.

United Kingdom

FLOW

David Kirkland

Troy Hodgson

United Kingdom

We are Magma

Francesco Patetta

Simone Pasini

Alvise Morandi

Elisa Montani

Politecnico di milano / polytechnic university of milan

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Vision Roastery

Edoardo Daidone

Università iuav di venezia iuav

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop

Zofia Konarowska

Monika Jabłońska

Igor Łysiuk

Iryna Bilous

Poland

THE HVERFJALL COFFEE SHOP

Cesar fernando Flores cuellar

Victor imre Ebergenyi kelly

Shary Ramirez montero

Valentina Bellego barrera

Mexico

Catalyst

Clément Molinier

Philippe Paumelle

France

Lava-Java

Ida Wengholt

Faculty of engineering, lth , lund university

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
Sweden

Volcano Coffee Shop

Adam Kubica

Adba

Slovakia

The Path

Adam Koniewicz

Wojciech Stróż

Praktyka architektury adam koniewicz

Poland

The Floor is Lava

Matthew Lam

Pearl Cao

Canada

The Hverfjall Cafe

Maurice Demeyer

Arno Goedefroo

Géraldine Vlaeminck

Belgium

Coffee Shop under the Hverfjall Volcano

Xianglei Ding

Shuwen Chen

Manjia Ren

Yue Yin

China

Genista

Simone Marzorati

Silvio Lussana

Italy

eldfjallakaffi

José daniel Cardona

Juan Cornielles

Chile

The warmth of Hverfjall

Shayna Cini

United States

Ashes

Guillermo Rage

Mexico

Hverfjall Coffeeshop: Landscape as picture frames

Felipe Palacio trujillo

Nicolas Barrera castaneda

Colombia

HVERFJALL’S COFFEE SHOP

Diego Sierra

Flor Rodríguez

Mexico

The Wander's Break

Gabriel Andrade

Charles Janson

Massachusetts institute of technology

+22 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Vestige

Ángel Bolaños

Fernanda Díaz

Itesm, tecnológico de monterrey, instituto tecnológico y de estudios superiores de monterrey

+74 points Buildner University Rankings!
Mexico

Volcano Coffee Dome

Pietro Dardano

Italy

BREW

Theethaj Pholampaisathit

Thailand

The Hut

Giuseppe D'Albenzio

Italy

The Underhill experience

Weronika Plata

Wiktor Stankiewicz

Poland

THREE CANOPIES

Atsushi Ikudome

Japan

Leiðarljós (Beacon) Coffee Shop & Visitors Centre

Alex Kolar

United Kingdom