Architecture Industrial Award

Young Visionary Architecture Competition 2021 - Winners


Ignacio de Silóniz | Spain

Project Title: SHIP UN-BREAKING YARD. New portuary urbanisms.
Project Typology: Ship Recycling Facility + Coastal Uses

Project Description

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
Project Typology: Factory/Warehouse

Project Description

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
Project Typology: Multi-volume Timber-Frame-Construction with Double-Facade.

Project Description

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.

Honorable Mention

José Gonçalves | Portugal

Project Typology: Industrial Refurbishment

Project Description

The decentralization of the industrial city, brought about by the humanitarian and sociological crisis in urban centers at the end of the 18th century, solidified the hegemonic roles that industry and infrastructure currently play in urban expansion, albeit incompatibly with urban life. This “removal of process” from cities compelled us to design industry away from cities instead of adapting industry to them.

But, what happens when one of these industries is far too indispensable to be displaced?
“Reiterating The Vertical Urban Factory” attempts to adapt an irreplaceable industrial building to its everchanging waterfront context whilst maintaining its industrial process.