International Architecture Competition

Stone Barn Meditation
Camp

Results

Foreword

The Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition sought to create a refuge for individuals amidst the pristine natural beauty of one of Latvia’s most remote regions. The focus on balance was reflected in the submitted designs, showing a true respect and regard for the environment in which the camp was to be constructed.

It was this element that made successful projects stand out in the eyes of the jury, focusing on simple and elegant designs that made full use of the layout and existing structure to create an environmentally sound retreat. Bigger is not always better, and the modest size and design of the winning projects highlighted their focus on a thoughtful, balanced relationship with nature.

1ST PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp Ukraine

Company

Bondarenko Group

Project authors

Yulia Fedorenko
Aleksandr Fil
Anna Beketova
Bogdan Bondarenko

jury commentary

The first prize winner is successful in its provision of the architectural solution of volumes. The shape, structure and covering of the volumes, of both existing and added buildings, is in context with the structure’s rural and natural landscape. It sees a thatched main building and side buildings dispersed along the site, giving it a prominent rural appearance. The general strategy is simple, inserting an axis made of flowers along which the functions of the meditation camp are distributed. The close relationship with nature is well-conceived, with various forms of renewable energy incorporated, including geothermal, wind renewables and rainwater collection to lessen the environmental impact. The design’s strength comes from its clear and compact design, its effective use of space, and its effective sustainable strategy.

 

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2ND PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Medita Mexico

Company

Agave Arquitectos

Project authors

Raúl Carbajal
Roxana Mendoza
Ana Marcela Pérez
Veronica Castro

jury commentary

The second prize winners were chosen for their clear approach, from the conceptual design level, to the general plan and architectural level. The stone barn is the focal point for this design, with new buildings planned surrounding it in order to create multiple courtyards. The different functions of the meditation camp are then served by an internal corridor.

3RD PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp Nepal

Company

A for Architecture

Project authors

Prajal Pradhan
Mahesh Maharjan
Prabina Sherstha
Sainaz Bajracharya

jury commentary

The success of the third prize winners comes from the project’s good preservation of the original stone barn, and creative positioning of adjacent structures. The iconic looking building does well not to break visual links inwards or outward. The design integrates the landscape, in the form of roof gardens, into its insulation strategy, combining it with renewable geothermal energy to power the barn and its surrounding structures. The new design embraces the old, as it hugs the earth with sunken trapezoidal structure with a moat and platform, and retains its visual links to and from the existing structure.

BB STUDENT AWARD

Project Name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp Poland

University

Politechnika Wrocławska

Project authors

Oleksandr Kostevych
Mariia Chorna
Weronika Różyło
Julia Gawlik
Piotr Migas
BB GREEN AWARD

Project Name

A Stone Barn Poland

Project authors

Konrad Kowalczyk

Honorable mentions

Project Name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp United Kingdom

Project authors

Alida Bata
Sarah Ho

Project Name

Stone Barn Retreat Spain

Project authors

Filipa Sousa Lopes
Pilar de Mazarredo Aznar
Jhony Chavesta Custodio

Project Name

Re-Meditating Latvia Spain

Project authors

Jorge Cuartas Martínez
Teresa Páramo Larrondo

Project Name

Stone Barn Meditation Camp Lithuania

Project authors

Andrius Pakulis
Andrius Serapinas
Vitalijus Rudokas
Gintarė Kabalinė

Project Name

Meditation Center Hungary

Project authors

Viola Bálint
Ábel Bálint
Nóra Debrei

Project Name

Illumination Cycle Peru

Project authors

Ana Loayza
Rolf Soldtwedel
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