Entries from the open architectural ideas competition The Unbelivable Challenge (www.unbelievablechallenge.com) - feel free to comment, like and re-pin these amazing works! And follow us on social media to hear about future activities!
1026.23 MT (Fiorini Micaela, Pagand Thibault & Louis Vincent) The design has an interactive reception hall with a landscape office on top, to share the newest gift ideas. It’s like a marvelous workspace area close to the sky with an amazing and inspiring view of the surrounding environment. A path goes around the building as a kind of promenade for visitors to tour the workshop and a runway for Santa´ s sledge.
AURORA SLOPE (Eliasz Matula) Santa´s logistics center is based on two ideas: to connect architecture with nature and to add the extra value to a typical logistics center. The interactive system is placed on the roof to illuminate the snow. It will create abstract moving images, similar to the aurora borealis. The roof becomes s playground for children.
BULB-SCAPE (Lucía de Retes Cascales) Santa´s logistics center is part of the landscape by growing in the forest. The designs translucent covering allows the best natural light to shine in and workers and visitors can enjoy the particular conditions of the sky. The darkness transforms the buildings into its own lighthouse and inside there´s huge mountains of gifts and floating conveyors.
BY THE SNOW (Heng Choon Yong) Santa´s logistics center is created by an inspiring idea that is conceptualized by snow. The pattern of a single snowflake brought as a design which is able to take advance on both aesthetic and functionality value. The snowflake pattern bonds with every required space in the huge building and effectively reduces outdoor activities and increases work efficiency.
CHRISTMAS- JOKESARECOOL (Mohor Kordež) In the design warehouses transform into a four hill landscape. This way the workshops hide under the landscape cover, appear more natural and blend better with surroundings. A circular theme path runs over the hills allowing visitors to see inside the workshops through rooftop skylights.
This is a campaign that inspired architects from all over the world to come up with new ideas for Ruukki Construction. Participating in competitions is an everyday job for architects and a natural way of becoming familiar with certain construction materials. Their interest is driven by fame and references. We planned an ideas competition to design a logistics centre. The starting point was Ruukki’s innovative products, which are suited to even the most challenging conditions.
Image 6 of 9 from gallery of Romanian Entry Wins "Unbelievable Challenge" with Santa Claus Logistic Center. First Prize: “Nothing is impossible” / Alexandru Oprita, Romania and Laurentiu Constantin. Image Courtesy of Unbelievable Challenge
Other winners: SANTAPOLE (Evelina Vasiliauskaite) The whole project is about ones’ experience. The idea is artistic, magical and mysterious, yet poetic. The Santa Pole welcomes strangers with a softly dim lighted wooden house and gives an opportunity for magical new possible experience to happen. The building is a focal point within the empty surroundings.
Other winners: (ICE)CLIMbing (Urszula Chomiak & Pawel Potemkowski) The Santa’s gift for local community is the world’s largest (ice)climbing wall, which revitalizes the area and becomes socially vibrant space. Simple logistics center with fancy and usable facade, not only hides the Christmas mystery inside, but also reflects the changing cycles of nature. It becomes the symbol of modern Santa and attracts people from Oulu, whole Finland and the rest of the world.
Santa Claus' Planetary Garden, Santa Claus has decided to quit his job and trade his red-and-white attire and gallivanting around the world selling hyper-sugared carbonated refreshments for the costume and life of a planetary gardener.
280110 (Marcin plewa & Zofia paluszkiewicz) The design is based on the form of snowy mountains, of which Santa could start his trip on sleigh. The simple shape of the office building with huge glazing is covered by ”a second skin” to bring this place mystery and give employees privacy. The second skin is made of steel plates. In these plates were cut out the shapes of snowflakes. This kind of elevation gives beautiful light effect by night.
ARTICHUB (Johanna Brand) This design offers an unforgettable landmark combined with hardcore functionality and flexibility. Even Santa Claus would be able to see this unique assembly of shale cliffs only separated by a ray of light, from far above.