Foreword

Buildner is excited to announce the results of the third edition of its "Workplace Reimagined" competition, which invited architects, designers, engineers, students, and creative thinkers worldwide to redefine the workspace of the future.

This international challenge aimed to anticipate the evolving needs of a modern workforce that increasingly embraces remote work. Participants were tasked with envisioning a flexible, sustainable, and digitally-integrated workspace for approximately 100 employees, serving as an effective hub for collaboration, innovation, and productivity.

A critical aspect of the competition was the strategic selection of the site, either existing or theoretical, reflecting its unique attributes and potential. Designs were expected to incorporate considerations of flexibility and adaptability, sustainability, digital integration, human-centric design, community and culture, and multifunctionality. The challenge sought innovative solutions that balanced remote working trends with the necessity for physical spaces to foster a shared sense of identity and community.

Buildner worked with an international, experience jury panel that included: Christina Cho Yoo, cofounder at Atelier Cho Thompson; Ece Calguner Erzan an Interiors Principal at SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Ed Han Myo Oo a Senior Associate for Design at SHVO; Juriaan van Meel, a co-founder of BriefBuilder based in the Netherlands; and Katrina Yin, an architect and design manager at JDS Development Group.

Buildner and its jury panel would like to thank all participants for their work and to congratulate the winners and shortlisted participants for their outstanding ideas.

COMPETITION ORGANISERS
Workplace 
Reimagined

1st Prize Winner +
Buildner Student Award

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POPULATUS

As a recent graduate in architecture, I feel that I still have to mature in certain aspects when facing a new project. In addition to exploring my capabilities as an architect, participating in this type of competitions helps me improve not only in the project phase but mainly, in how to efficently present and explain a project.

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  • 7/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 9/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • 5/10 Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 7/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

2nd Prize Winner

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X-BOX

Architectural competitions provide an kerf to look though real issues around us and encourage designers to think outside the box . This is a great opportunity to help architects understand the world, mutually, it allows the world to meet our vision.

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  • 10/10 Linework
  • 9/10 Quality of drawings
  • 7/10 Balance of color
  • 7/10 Layout
  • 9/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 7/10 Clarity of story
  • 7/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 8/10 Quality of overall presentation

3rd Prize Winner

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Ethiopian Cultural Centre

Although it’s worth noting it’s an opportunity to push boundaries with creativity and technical expertise, like many others have said, who have answered this very question. But, to be real it’s to show the world what we are capable of, either as individuals, architectural designers, or as recent graduates/students, out of the academic/professional settings.

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Authors Mohammad Zahidi, Iyaas Mahmood
Country United Kingdom
  • 9/10 Linework
  • 10/10 Quality of drawings
  • 10/10 Balance of color
  • 8/10 Layout
  • 10/10 Hierarchy
  • 8/10 Annotation
  • 8/10 Text
  • 9/10 Clarity of story
  • 10/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 9/10 Quality of overall presentation

Buildner Sustainability Award

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Metamorpho Space

We participate in competitions for fun! Architecture competitions offer us the chance to let our creativity run wild, unfettered by the usual shackles of professional projects. We architects thrive on challenges – the kind that make us grow taller, not just our buildings! These competitions throw us into a whirlwind of diverse concepts, like a wild ride through the theme park of design. We get to play with different design philosophies, shuffle spatial arrangements like a deck of cards, and indulge our curiosities until they're bursting at the seams. It's like being mad scientists in a laboratory of architectural innovation!

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Country United States
  • 8/10 Linework
  • 8/10 Quality of drawings
  • 8/10 Balance of color
  • 6/10 Layout
  • 8/10 Hierarchy
  • 7/10 Annotation
  • 6/10 Text
  • 6/10 Clarity of story
  • 6/10 Clarity of diagrams
  • 7/10 Quality of overall presentation

Honorable Mentions

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Apulia

Participating in architecture competitions offers a valuable opportunity to engage with professionals from around the world and acquire new knowledge, especially when projects are carried out in teams. This experience involves the ability to collaborate with others and compare different ideas to create a final project. Moreover, competitions typically present design challenges that demand innovative solutions, encouraging the development of new design approaches. Additionally, taking part in these competitions provides significant visibility and prestige, showcasing one's work to a wide audience and increasing future opportunities, both academically and professionally.

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On Top Of The Work

Participating in architecture competitions allows us to explore new design challenges, push the limits of creativity within a team, and showcase innovative ideas to a broader audience. These competitions provide valuable opportunities for professional growth, networking with peers and industry leaders, and gaining global recognition.

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Cultivating Knowledge

Architecture competitions are an important step in developing personal skills, expanding one's knowledge in a specific field, and having the freedom to experiment without particular constraints or obligations. Furthermore, engaging in these competitions with a team of people who share your interests is a smart way to foster team building and highlight the peculiarities of each member. For our group, this collaboration was very efficient and allowed us to get to know each other personally and professionally.

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THE NEXT NOMAL : New Office

There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that the competition is a way for teams to see their skills and teamwork before they graduate and use the opportunity to improve individually.

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Authors Wonbeom Choi, Eun Hyeok Park, Jihoon Sung, Tae Yang Park
Country South Korea
+72 points Buildner University Rankings
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Shift to Shaft : Data Core integrating Office and Public

We were interested in seeing if others could relate to our new concept, and I seized the opportunity to participate.

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Bridge of diversity

We believe that participating as a team and testing our skills within a specific timeframe provides a great opportunity. It allows us to compare our thought processes and skills with people from different parts of the world. However, the most important reason for us to participate in architectural competitions is to encourage thinking about current and/or societal issues.

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Shortlisted projects

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URBAN OASIS WORKPLACE

Joel Mbala-Nkanga

United States

Casa Video

Zigurat Global Institute of Technology

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Switzerland

the Blue Zone Office

Julia Pokol

Opinion Builders Ltd

Hungary

FLOW OFFICE

South Korea

FRACTAL

Value 4 Real Ltd

Hungary

Oreum-ffice!

Kang Seoyeon

Hyeonseo Park

South Korea

Workplace Ecosystem

Nicola Violich-Bradley

Jamie Junghans Shaw

LMNL Studio

United States

Shift to Shaft : Data Core integrating Office and Public

Joonbae Seo

Minjeong Song

Yonghyun Kwon

GSAPP, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Connection

Darina Demakhina

Kazakhstan

Beyond Metropolitan

Lee Jiwon

Jeonghyun Shin

South Korea

Divide for harmony

Seungtak Yoon

Hanyung Jung

South Korea

Metamorpho Space

United States

Horizon Promenade Workspace

South Korea

Livable Office

South Korea

the Kind office.

Australia

The House of Water Hyacinth

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Philippines

A CO-PROSPERITY WORKSPACE

Sooyoung Moon

JEJU national university

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
South Korea

X-BOX

Beijing University of Technology

+92 points Buildner University Rankings!
China

Cultivating Knowledge

IAAD - Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design sede di Torino, The Italian University of Turin

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Apulia

IAAD - Istituto Arte Applicata e Design sede di Torino, The Italian University of Turin

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Metamorphosis Cell-Work

IAAD - Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design sede di Torino, The Italian University of Turin

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

THE NEXT NOMAL : New Office

Wonbeom Choi

Eun Hyeok Park

Jihoon Sung

Tae Yang Park

South Korea

Oasis

Halah Alkuwafi

Libya

Coastal Connections

Cal Poly Pomona, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Ethiopian Cultural Centre

Mohammad Zahidi

Iyaas Mahmood

United Kingdom

POPULATUS

Escola Tècnica Superior Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture — UPC

+172 points Buildner University Rankings!
Spain

M A P ( Mobile Adaptive Co-Working Place )

Turkey

AIR

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
United Arab Emirates

GREEN BOND

Emre Can Bayram

Turkey

Q-WORK-Y Space

United Kingdom

Nexalink

Kavya Srinivasan

Rohitram Sundar

Pranav Am

Anto Fredric Selvaraj

Decarb

India

On The Move

Lebanese American University

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Lebanon

The Uncommon

Shi Qi Ng

Malaysia

Monda

Isadora Vasconsellos Gadea

Amanda Castro

Alana Peschiera

The Adolfo Ibáñez University - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

+2 points Buildner University Rankings!
Chile