Results: Young Visionary Architecture Competition 2021

Results of Young Visionary Architecture Competition 2021 by Standout Archi were announced. The competition was inspired by the influential Architect Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier was a visionary architect whose designs combined functionalism with bold sculptural expressionism. He belonged to the first generation of the International school of architecture. This competition was international and involved unbuilt projects that were designed by students and graduates from all over the world during their career, and could be expressed as university projects, personal projects or graduation projects.

In other terms, YVAC 2021 was a “Designed Project’s Competition” where students and undergraduates submitted their ideal Personal, University or Graduation project based on 3 competition categories and 18 sub-categories.

Therefore, Standout Archi invited futuristic mindsets in the Architecture/Design field to take part in their Competition and in sequence showcase their hidden talents, spotlight their individual/team projects, and gain a global-scale recognition.

The competition served to boost young students and recent graduates only. Entrants are allowed to participate as a solo(1) or a team (2-5) entries and must have fulfilled the following criteria: Undergraduates, Post graduates, and Recent graduates (of 2017 and more) that are completing or have completed one of the following:

Architecture Residential Award


Sergio Mutis | Colombia
Project Title: HAMBO. Bolonia’s Multidimensional Habitation.

HAMBO is a multidimensional project for socially vulnerable population located in Bogota, Colombia. Grounded on Complexity Theory and a 3-year-long participative study of popular neighborhoods in marginal region of Bolonia, the project fuses urban connectivity, architectural flexibility, collective management, urban productivity, and participative design to conceive an innovative, site-specific, transdisciplinary, and resilient housing solution that reflects the distinctive synergy of its vibrant local communities. HAMBO is wholeheartedly dedicated to the inhabitants of Bolonia, who decisively contributed to its development through participative design workshops and whose struggles and friendship profoundly inspired its authors.


1st runner up

G’juliemm Kouamé | France
Project Title: Love signal . 0

Love signal, the habitat without 0, this “walking castle” functions as a kind of city suspended above the rocks hidden in a plant microcosm. The rule is simple, everything that touches the ground must come from nature, raw, without modification. To exist, to transform, to disappear? The relationship to time is a founding element of this project, reconciling nature and the built environment without a power struggle. An equitable relationship!


2nd runner up

Daniela Mastronardi | Italy
Project Title: On the other side, Buenos Aires Villa 31

The Villa 31 is a perfect example where the stochastic city and the deterministic one faces each other. In this forgotten place the inhabitants created another city. Facing this realty means analyse its history and political events, listening to the voices of its inhabitants and its surrounding. It is necessary to go beyond the visible. The methodology allows to abstract the most intimate nature of the place, preserve it, and give it new spaces. Great political acts are necessary to realize the principle for what every human being deserves a proper home, this project is a possibility for achieve it.


Architecture Cultural Award



Namish Jain | India
Project Title: Aikyam: Memorial for Peace, Pokhran

Peace memorial, a project to signify the importance of peace. Ancient India was always considered a peace-loving country, but today the scenario is not the same. India has been ranked 139th position among 163 countries in the global peace index 2020. There is a continuous rise in internal conflicts and also with its neighboring countries like China, Pakistan, Nepal, etc. The aim of the project is to bring a sense of peace for users as well as will act as a national symbol – India stands for peace.


1st runner up

Wen YingXin | China
Project Title: Revive

The design re-examines the connotation of traditional architectural elements from a contemporary perspective. The site is located in China, adjacent to the ancient culture street in a northern city. Taking the traditional “Dougong” as the main design element, the designer starts with its construction mode and morphological characteristics as the prototype, and finally puts forward a new structural system to organize the architectural space. People experience Chinese traditional culture deeply in this building, whose design reconstructs a close relationship between human and tradition.


2nd runner up

Maple Lin | USA
Xinwei Chen | China
Project Title: Station to Station

The 16th St Train Station is located at the edge of West Oakland. Though long passed its most vital time, the site, with its historic significance, along with its proximity to the neighborhood, is to become again a focal point that, not only commemorates its political, social, and technological participation, but also converges local residents, the youths, and the musicians. The new building is a multifaceted community center that supports educational, musical, as well as various communal activities, and simultaneously presents to the community its retrieved vitality.


Architecture Mixed Use Award



Martin Crespi
Pia Fattor | Argentina
Project Title: U.A.C Once

The Urban Agriculture Center aims to create new opportunities for the city and its inhabitants with a sustainable approach. The design resolution responds to the weather conditions in order to lower the environmental impact of the building. Overall, this building suggests new ideas for the future of the city, enabling comfortable and healthy spaces for the people.


1st runner up

Karya Deniz Gülerer
Sümeyye Nur Öztürk
İlayda Nehir | Turkey

Project Title: The Seed

Is it possible to express ideas in a censor-free platform, what will be the representation of this platform in the city, in a three dimensional world, can this censor- free platform be invisible and quite visible at the same time? The Seed contains these arguments in its core, it is a rebellion against the existing censorship. It can be felt in different ways according to the regions, countries and the authorities, although it is experienced in different levels, it doesn’t change its existence.


2nd runner up

Juan Teixeira | Spain
Project Title: Rotterdam Culinary Center

In order to consolidate the positive dynamics that Dutch gastronomy has experienced in the last decade, a Culinary Center is proposed in the Vierhavensblok area (Rotterdam), an area of marked industrial and port nature immersed in an urban regeneration process. The culinary center lies in a hybrid building where teaching and communal living coexist. The main purpose of this new benchmark institution is training, and innovation in culinary techniques from a firm link to the Dutch geographical, productive, and cultural context. It concentrates its most extensive and public program on the ground floor, which offers culinary teaching and multipurpose services.


Architecture Monument Award


Charbel Etel  | Lebanon
Project Title: Freedom’s Anchor – The Beirut Blast Memorial

Freedom’s Anchor represents an architectural response to one of the most massive explosions of the 21st century. Its monumental aspect expands beyond the symbolic realm of architecture to create recreational, cultural and educational functions embedded within the concrete entity. The design is inspired by the story of the Beirut Blast that took place on August 4th 2020 at 6:07 PM. The 4 pillars of the project are: meet, remember, interact, heal. Therefore, the goal is to break the barrier of silence and create a sense of healing because it is not about the shape, but the performance of the shape.


1st runner up

Ivy Geleen Bautista | Philippines 
Mrugaja Karandikar | India
Siddhi Chowgule | India
Project Title: Four modes of Sousveillance

Four modes of Sousveillance reconstructs alternative histories and narratives in post-traumatic contexts to propose counter-narratives of Burj Al Murr. Beirut’s memories expose the contestation for territory, power, and political monopoly, raising questions about its effects on their “identity”. At the centre of this lies the Burj-al-Murr, a tower abandoned along with its memories, whose complexities of relationships have been deserted through time. They respond to the critique of the Burj being excessively closed off and offer tools for exposing the structure while engendering the possibility of human connection, triggering people’s minds to rethink and regenerate their identities.


2nd runner up

Sneha R | India
Project Title: UDAAN – Our collective will to take flight

Designed to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence, to express the essence of a new India. The design has been conceptualized as a multi-layered structure which celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship and enterprise, while also serving as a call for action for people to be inspired, to articulate their vision, to collaborate in critical dialogue, and to take action in order to progress towards a truly inclusive, balanced society. The structure employs the power of stories in driving change and, is designed as an experiential storyboard, which doubles up as trigger for passive contemplation as well as active dialogue.


Architecture Educational Award



Sofya Savenkova | Australia
Project Title: Lost in Reflections

With the growing number of environmental issues it is critical that people recognise the importance of change, both individually and collectively. The project creates initiatives that connect communities with Indigenous perspectives and understanding of Country, enhancing the sensory experience of flora and fauna. Proposal improves the collective experience of the Country through the emotional, spiritual, sensorial and social experiences, facilitating collective education. Project redefines architecture by creating a new dynamic and spatial experience that moves with the light, and catches shadows, enriching the Country’s naturally created environment.


1st runner up

Andrew King | United Kingdom
Project Title: Carg.College

This project, titled Carg.College, was an exploration into how the re-use of a listed sugar silo in Liverpool could be used to make the wider region a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous place through the positive impacts of vocational education. The project, completed in my 5th Year in 2021, lead on from a previous project called ‘Carg.Co’ which sought to drastically change the operational structure of the Port of Liverpool and mitigate some of its current negative impacts on the people who live nearby.


2nd runner up

Elena Kontogiannidou | Greece
Melisa Domanic | Turkey
Isacco Angelin | Italy
Project Title: Alberti High School Renovation

The project is based on renovation of a high school in Torino. The interventions are made on both the exterior and the interior of the existing building in order to make the school building more functional and self-efficient. The interior organization is redesigned to make the spaces more adequate for modern teaching methods. Moreover, an additional function- social hub- is added to the school, making the building open for both the students and the community.


Architecture Commercial Award



Tanmoy Dey
Shaibal Rakshit | Bangladesh
Project Title: One Stop Service Building Design for Chittagong Port Authority

The design proposal was projected for “One Stop Service” building for Chittagong Port Authority which is located at a busy-playful node of the city with various activities. Our task as designers was to provide solution how the structure will serve as commercial component along with providing one services to the surrounding city dwellers.


1st runner up

Sara Hajj Hassan | Lebanon
Project Title: Karantina Water Front Market

The project is my undergraduate project. It is a visionary project designed before the blast of the port of Beirut. It sets a market at the edge of the city to resist traffic, noise, and trash caused by the markets from interrupting residents. The project is surrounded by the Beirut Port, the Beirut River, and is directly connected to a major Highway that connects several residential neighborhoods.
The project aims to take the Karantina market to a new competing level.


2nd runner up

Lucas Valle | Brazil
Project Title: Navem

Navem is an office building that seeks to bring the city into the design with multiple public spaces in the form of stores, an elevated garden, a sky deck and a green house, while at the same time keeping the efficiency needed for a workspace. It’s alternating floor plans surrounded by awning-like gardens and sun breezes, create a dynamic and intriguing addition to the city’s skyline, while at the same time maintaining comfort for the users at all times of the day and minimizing the impact on the region’s natural wind flow.


Architecture Skyscraper Award



Melisa Ozyurek | Turkey
Malak Saadeh | USA
Peidong Yang | China
Sheng-Lin Hsu | Taiwan
Duy Huu Nguyen | Vietnam
Project Title: The Displaced City

The Urban Agriculture Center aims to create new opportunities for the city and its inhabitants with a sustainable approach. The design resolution responds to the weather conditions in order to lower the environmental impact of the building. Overall, this building suggests new ideas for the future of the city, enabling comfortable and healthy spaces for the people.


1st runner up

Reshma Talukder | Bangladesh
Project Title: L-HABITAT

The demand for micro-housing is increasing in developing countries like Bangladesh rapidly. As modern problem needs modern solution, so this software generated modular system can be a unique solution for this emerging crisis. This sculptural skyscraper is evolved through the concept of the Bio-mimicry of Tree. For the bio-mimicry of the structure of the tree and growth pattern generation, L-SYSTEM is used as the logic of the growth of a tree. This system allows generating the progression pattern of the structure of a tree which is further transformed into turtle graphics to create orthogonal shape for functional suitability.


2nd runner up

Samer Abboud | LebanonPro
ject Title: [RE] Generate

The building was designed to answer the youth’s needs and demands after the traumatic blast that happened on August 4th, 2020. It is a mix use building between residential and commercial that also fits public functions such as bars and a gym. The building is located on a plot near the Charles Hello bridge in Beirut, Lebanon with a direct view to the port.


Architecture Transportation Award



Christian Chin | Singapore
Tejas Chavan | India
Pearlyn Chang | Singapore
Project Title: Launch/Strip

Hyper connotes the extreme, speed and movement; Loop connotes connections, linkages and relationships. Enter the Hyperloop Terminal and Research Campus, Nevada, North America. As a cutting-edge transportation hub, the Launch/Strip envisages a living-laboratory environment, beyond being a mere transitional transportation hub, it becomes a launchpad for new technological solutions and methods in response to paradigm shifts in urbanism and mobility. The proposal also interrogates a new form of Transit Orient Development, one that promotes a symbiotic relationship between the hyperloop transport system and campus living.


1st runner up

Beyza Ayaz
İrem Tümay
Utku Doğanay | Turkey
Project Title: FASTener

While our journey starts across unexplored horizons, Hyperloop connects our big crowded world, like a “zip fastener”. This futuristic mode of transportation, which will make speed an indispensable part of our lives, creates itself with a capsule and carrier. The space between the two capsule carriers needed for the construction of its own structural existence contains spatial potential. The Campus, which is formed by sitting/attaching to the existing structure, creates a station where it is located under the Hyperloop and opens like a fastener and contains the programs needed. The campus is in-between the futuristic Hyperloop and its primitive context.


2nd runner up

Napatr Emseedaeng
Puwan Wattanajarungrat
Chawin Chantharasupit | Thailand
Project Title: The Boundary

The Boundary, an atmospheric transportation hub. Foreseeing into the future of the space colony age. Public transportation and logistics system are quintessential parts of future societies. The boundary act as a linkage connecting the earth station to the liminal station (in space), Which reduces fuel energy consumption and spaceship traveling time by vertical hyperloop structure. The liminal station includes earth immigration office, space hotel, and space terminal. The boundary will be a platform that shortens the distance between mankind and outer space. It is representative of the substantial progress of the space discovering era.


Architecture Industrial Award



Ignacio de Silóniz | Spain
Project Title: SHIP UN-BREAKING YARD. New portuary urbanisms.

UN-BREAKING YARD wants to bring the action of ship breaking to the port of Lisbon, to normalize an inevitable process in the marine industry. The artificial island where it is established is formed by the deposition of dredged material obtained from the estuary basin. The yard´s buildings are build from the skeleton of obsolete vessels, which were destined to be scrapped in the beaches of India and Bangladesh. Transmuting the architectural language towards the naval one, hulls, frames or bulkheads become structures, creating spaces for both machines and people in the form of warehouses or offices.


1st runner up

Jeniffer Fagundes | Brazil
Project Title: ARMAZÉM – material bank + creation lab

The project is located in an outlying ghetto of Brazil, in a community under extreme social vulnerability situation, where garbage collection is one of the main work sources for local inhabitants. The equipment seeks to apply social technology processes to lift these residents from their life conditions and generate income. It also addresses the issue of solid waste in civil construction and textile industry, two fields that currently produce a large amount of waste and cause big environmental impact.


2nd runner up

Mirjam Konrad | Germany
Project Title: JadeGrün – New Shipyard in Wilhelmshafen

The JadeGrün project aims to establish a series production facility for green dinghies made of the novel and renewable material NFRP (natural-fiber-reinforced-plastic). Wilhelmshaven, with its long shipbuilding tradition, local water sports scene and seaport infrastructure at the North Sea, is an ideal location. Looking into factory-planning, it became apparent that the architectural design approach for the optimized and automated production doesn’t sufficiently make use of any of the digital processes or data. This thesis chooses to specifically integrate optimizations into the design process. The design considers future integration of automation and offers flexible expansion strategies.

Architecture Recreational Award



Jimena Córdova | Peru
Project Title: Metropolitan Stadium in Lima | Typology Morphosis of the Urban Stadium


Nowadays stadiums are known for turning into “white elephants”, as closed-off spaces lacking integration with its physical, social and environmental context. The proposal aims to reevaluate the purpose of the typology by re-imagining a new interface, forgetting the traditional idea of the closed-off stadium. Rethinking the design to turn it into a permeable and porous building, a place for interaction and leisure through public accessibility, openness and transparency as integral elements. Morphing it to match the urban context with the purpose of being continuously and actively used by the whole community promoting involvement, human contact and social activities.


1st runner up

Hajar Younes | Lebanon
Project Title: The Desert Breach

The mountain cave resort shall restore Levantine cultural inheritance within its context, acting as an active cultural and ecological feat within the natural prehistoric mountain walls that were once inhabited by Palmerian ancestors. Located on a site containing primordial carved spaces , the resort will incorporate mountain carved lodges as a catalyst for the rich yet isolated oasis within the vast desert landscapes, which hold a prehistoric water management system. Unraveling the mysterious hidden trails and canals of the past, while integrating the future lake plans to act as a mediator between the public (the Riverwalk and cave exhibitions).


2nd runner up

Kristina Tayar | Lebanon
Project Title: Marine Center Floating Seascape

The project I submitted is my proudest body of work yet, my final year master’s project. Given full creative freedom and autonomy on topic, concept and location I chose to design a contextual marine center on an abandoned existing site of 10 000 m2 adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea in Lebanon. The intention was to create a space for the public where education, research, the land and the sea are all in dialogue with one another creating a new experience.


Urban Design Award



Haikal Azahar | Malaysia
Project Title: Revitalizing The Taff’s Trail

Primarily looking at the adjacent communities along the River Taff – Cardiff, Wales, there are multiple pocket spaces stretches along the Taff Trail that shows the potential of redevelopment & urban intervention. This project explores a bottom-up approach, that focuses on the communities needs and further develop a unique community’s ecology and circular economically, that would benefit the overall well-being of the local community.


1st runner up

Yu-Hao Chen | Taiwan
Project Title: Beyond the Boundary

The formation and spread of slums has made Mumbai the most contradictory city in the world. However, cities and slums are not self-sufficient, closed communities, but are inextricably linked to the city. The project redesigned and re-planned the slum dwelling units by extending the original tightly packed houses with winding paths in a vertical direction, in exchange for more open spaces in the slum, while retaining the original privacy and convenience, and these open spaces are distributed between the city and the slum in exchange for border compatibility, thus blurring the binary border between the new town and the slum


2nd runner up

Orlando Garcia | Mexico
Project Title: The Urban Archipelago

The urban archipelago maintains the historic Copenhagen strategy of claiming land to the ocean. The Master plan a new layer to the city edge to take care of the threat of sea-level rise. In addition, the new edge is split into several islands to minimize the consequences of land erosion and damage to water flows. These islands will be filled with the surplus sand that the city is extracting from the new metro lines and buildings around the city. The layout interprets Copenhagen’s history by creating urban spaces and typologies with similar dimensions, scale and qualities.


Streetscape and Landscape Award



Yeh-Ju Weng | Taiwan
Project Title: Oasis in the Sky

Segregation can be seen everywhere in the United States. In many cities, natural and geographic barriers are used to strengthen racist beliefs. The impact of segregation affects today’s urban landscape. For this reason, through this design, we hope that they will return to their original intentions in this city. Create a new center through the urban space, provide a new mode of social gathering for residents, make the sky plaza an important public space for residents of different ethnic groups in the city, to solve the problem of no communication between races after returning to the building residence.


1st runner up

Gracie Meek | USA
Project Title: Groundscapes + Watermarks

The project engages with the historic infrastructural landscape of New Orleans to reclaim run-down, but lively space under the I-10 expressway and the adjacent vacant greens sliced by exit ramps. The main goals of the project are to support the spontaneous uses of the space under the expressway and to make an aggressive effort to address stormwater to accommodate flooding by linking existing drainage infrastructure. Divided into two zones: exit ramp residual space transformed into bioretention ponds parks and an underhighway elevated groundscape, the intervention is both precise and indeterminate. It pulls the surrounding specific city context under the highway.


2nd runner up

Stelios Oikonomidis
Elena Hadjiconstantinou  | Cyprus
Project Title: Garbage City

Getting an old meditation system of the city and making a new one using the unusable space in the city and create new places where people can get benefit of them.


Interior Design Award


Anirudha Adivarekar | India
Project Title: Arabian Sea oceanarium: place to call home for marine life

The oceanarium exhibition public space concept offering all visitors a sensuous and captivating experience of life journey under the water, which is based on various themes such as Jim Corbett forest, Elephanta Cave, the tropical oceanarium, and coral reef – sea rainforest. The oceanarium focuses on all marine aquatic life from cold, warm, and salt waters, etc. Housing over 224 different species and creatures found on three coasts the Malabar, the gulf of Khambhat, and Lakshadweep Island.


1st runner up

Simona Piras | Italy
Ujzë Zhuri | Kosovo
Project Title: Summer house in Pantelleria

Casa Vittoria is a summer house built in 1975 by the Architects Oscar Tusquets and Lluìs Clotet starting from the typical Pantelleria’s structure, the Dammuso. The project proposal aims to solve the difficult connection between the two floors and ensure comfort through the use of custom furniture, using the traditional walls and materials of the Island.


2nd runner up

Nimra Tariq | India
Project Title: HOPE- Space Exploration Hub

A space exploration observatory that builds awareness and contributes towards the future goals and long-term visions of UAE. The aim is to create a space equipped with abundant resources to explore and conduct research in the field of space exploration and astronomy and make the experience highly interactive and uniquely futuristic through the utilization of advanced technologies.


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Date: November 12, 2021