Archi-World Academy Awards 2015 Celebrate the “Future of Architecture”

Categories: Architecture

More than 1,400 architecture students shared their visions of the Future of Architecture in the second edition of international Archi‐World Academy Awards, with 12 talented participants handpicked by top architects for a prestigious internship at their firms.

Sponsored by Autodesk, the Award Ceremony was held in conjunction with the BAU Exhibition at the Munich Trade Fair Center in Germany.

“The caliber of this year’s Archi-World Academy Award entries were outstanding, and it’s this next‐generation of talent who will shape the future of architecture and design,” said Herbert Bickelmann, Senior Manager, Autodesk Education. “We’re proud to be part of this international competition, and to do our part to prepare an industry‐ready workforce by equipping students, teachers and schools worldwide with free* access to Autodesk software and learning materials so they can learn to solve tomorrow’s design challenges today

Here’s a look at some of the inspiring winning projects:

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Student:           Wallison Caetano, Brazil

Project:            Vertical farm of Paulista Avenue

Juror:               Mario Cucinella from Mario Cucinella Architects, Italy

The concept behind this unique mixed-use building sees fresh produce cultivated in energy-efficient cells that make up the building complex, and then they’re sold in a market on the ground floor and served in restaurants on the terrace. The external walls and floors of the building also allow rain water to captured and stored in the basement of the building and then recycled to irrigate the gardens in the building.

“I use Building Information Model and Autodesk Revit to generate graphically representative 3D models. By rendering my project in the cloud, I can also test my ideas and experiment quickly with different materials, textures, colors, illumination. This improves my productivity and my presentation results,” said Caetano.

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Student:           Carolina Travaglio, Venezuela

Project:            Prototype AMPZ-1045, Cultural Bridge for the City

Juror:               Paul de Ruiter from Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter, Amsterdam

Designed with El Ávila National Park in Caracas, Venezuela, in mind, Travaglio’s Cultural Bridge concept comprises a linear park with cultural and sporting centers within.  

“AutoCAD is the first program that I use when starting on a project and it enables me to draw with prevision. I can’t do without it. It’s compatibility with other programs also makes it like an international language for architectural design.”

“Carolina’s beautiful, innovative and original design integrates construction and form. Her project is imaginative, playful and ambitious, and I hope she will come to join my team,” said juror, Paul de Ruiter.

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Student:           Victoria Kuripka, Ukraine

Project:            Co-housing as the zone of influence in a depressive territory

Juror:               Juan Manuel Herranz Molina from Virai Arquitectos Madrid, Spain

Kuripka’s project is an architectural master plan designed to reinvigorate depressed areas in west of Kharkiv in Ukraine by introducing new social housing models, a city department building, and public spaces for the community.

“Architecture in this instance is used as a solution moving from the general to the specific, from the urban and territorial scale to the human scale. It carries out a serious analysis of post-industrial areas and makes a concrete and specific architectural proposal that is aesthetically attractive and develops new social housing models,” said juror, Juan Molina.

“Today it’s possible to build anything in 3D and using AutoCAD and 3ds Max allows me to experiment with different forms and ideas,” said Kuprika.

Check out the best 1,000 projects and ideas submitted for the Archi-World Academy Awards on the AWA Academy website.

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