A positive start for 2018 approaches as Laka Competition announces the winners of the 2017 Competition! 200 Over 90 design entries were submitted by participants from more than 40 countries submitted over 90 designs to the 2017 “Architecture that Reacts” international competition held in November 2017.

Laka is a non-profit organization and a worldwide network which focuses on using design and architecture for social impact and sustainable development. Every year, the highly anticipated competition challenges participants around the world to submit their most innovative ideas of “Architecture that Reacts”.

This means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. According to Laka Reacts, they perceive the architecture that reacts as the architecture that lives as a living organism since it responds to the external stimuli and develops because of it.

Winning this architectural competition was not easy. In this competitive competition, the jury board had to choose 3 prize winners from of 90 designs, in addition to 11 honorable mentions, which were initially supposed to be just 10.

Announced on the 1st of December 2017, the first 3 prizes went to competitors from Switzerland, Germany / UK, and the US. Here at Arch2O, we present the lucky winners and their project boards.

As for the awards, 5000 USD are divided among winners:

  • 1st Prize winner: 2500 USD
  • 2nd Prize winner: 1500 USD
  • 3rd Prize winner: 1000 USD

Courtesy of Laka Reacts

1. 1st Prize Winner: Civilisation 0.000, From Switzerland

The Author:

  • Dimo Ivanov (Architect)

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Courtesy of Laka Reacts

2. 2nd Prize Winner: Nomad, From Germany and UK

The Authors:

  • Paul Bart (Architect)
  • Marvin Bratke (Architect)
  • Dmytro Aranchii (Architect)
  • Flavia Ghirotto Santos (Architect)
  • Yuqiu Jiang (Architect)

Courtesy of Laka Reacts

Courtesy of Laka Reacts

3. 3rd Prize Winner: Towards a Lively Architecture, From USA

The Author :

  • David Heaton (Architectural Designer)

Courtesy of Laka Reacts

Courtesy of Laka Reacts

 

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