Architects, designers and students worldwide sent their ideas for an Adelaide Creative Community Hub in one of Bee Breeders' latest idea competitions. Entrants had to design a temporary pavilion or permanent landmark that would serve as “an urban catalyst” for the community in Victoria Square, a well-known public park in Adelaide, Australia.
In the end, the professional jury selected three prize winners, a Student Award and Festival State Award winners, and Honorable Mentions. Check out some of the top-winning entries below.
1st Prize: Creative Jungle by Lucas Monnereau, Thomas Leblond | France
Jury commentary: “This project shows great potential for inviting people of all types to explore, watch, or contribute to creative production. The sunken first floor and variations in below grade levels permit myriad lines of view among interior levels and the street. While the jury remains not entirely convinced of the form taken by the exterior shell and wave-form roof as shown in the exterior rendering, it found the building’s transparency compelling and to positively contribute to the city’s street life, the building’s openness, and the site’s ability to function as a public space. The plans and sections are especially strong in expressing an organic layout of program and volumes which seem to float about an internal forest. This fluid organization creates a variety of engaging, dynamic spaces.”
2nd Prize: The Factory by Judith Busson Taridec, François Cattoni | France
Jury commentary: “The Live-Play-Work nature of this building is clear, and it was one of few entries which offered residences as part of the program. Indeed, all around the globe today there is a tendency for residential and work programs to be fused as a way of bringing people together around the clock, where they can simultaneously relax, work, and discuss ideas. The jury found the entry somewhat undeveloped in that the form of the building is taken as a direct reference to its programmatic diagram; it is also not completely clear why each of the tower forms - an L, rectangle, and circle - is shaped as such. However, the intelligent connection of the ‘make’, ‘live’, and ‘show’ tower volumes within a common ground-level podium for ‘sharing’ ideas expresses great promise for this building to function as an ideas factory for the city of Adelaide.”
3rd Prize: The Hub of Creativity by Kathrine Vand, Emil Trabjerg Jensen, Sebastian Appel | Denmark
Jury commentary: “This project was well-received by the jury for its ability to establish a village within the city. Such a design could take shape in any site, on any landscape. The project’s collection of small buildings set about a central square reminds of such typologies as markets, summer camps, and small towns - all types of shared spaces where people live or work together closely, gather for common events, and come together to share products or ideas. The small-scale nature of the project was unique and stood out among many entries that built up the site to its full extents.”
Check out the Student Award and Festival State Award winners in the gallery below. You can find the Honorable Mentions and more info of all the winning entries on Bee Breeders' website.
All images courtesy of Bee Breeders.
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