Welcome to CONVERTED, The 9th International Architectural Design & Visualization Challenge I’m running in partnership with Substance by ADOBE as the Material Category Marquee Sponsor and ASUS as our Hardware sponsor.

Converted entry by SalvatoreParigi

Italcenti is an Italian building materials company with a production capacity of over 60 million tons of cement. One of these factories it’s located in Sicily close to the seaside. I was born in Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. When I was a kid and I was going to the sea with my parents I always see this big building from the car. I didn’t know what was and as a child, I didn’t question myself too much, it was always there but today I know for sure that humans got the power to destroy quite full places easily. I would like to rethink the same place and give it back to the people who live there. A place where to enjoy nature and became a meeting point.

Technically I am not sure still which will be the category that I will take part but I always use competition to challenge myself and learn new skills. I would love to make this a VR project but I am literally starting from zero knowledge.

Thanks if you read till here and good luck with the competition.

Converted entry by alexndr_shur

The administrative building, which was supposed to house the administration of the Kaliningrad Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, is located in the city center on the royal hill. It began to be built in 1970 on the site of the destroyed Königsberg Royal Castle, but in the late 1980s, during the “perestroika”, there were problems with funding and construction work was suspended.
For several years, the government of the region has been thinking about the fate of this building and the place as a whole, whether to restore the castle or finish building the House of Soviets. Architectural competitions were held, but no concrete decision was made. The current government of the Kaliningrad region, as it is known from the mass media, decided to dismantle the building of the House of Soviets and build something new in its place, based on the results of past competitions.
By participating in this challenge, I want to work out my concept of converting the building in combination with its historical heritage and modernity, to unleash the potential of this place for contemplation, relaxation and entertainment, since it is located in the very heart of the city with a beautiful landscape.

Converted entry by eduardovin

The venue is located in buffalo’s Broadway/Fillmore district. It is a beautiful building with station with Art Deco style, originally designed by renowned architects Architects Fellheimer & Wagner.
After doing extensive research on this building, I believe I can create a concept that reconciles the original design by adding modern traits together with leisure and nature, some deserved functionality to a place that shows a lot of potential for family leisure.
It is a restored space that would provide people to use a lot for activities related to events, points of sale, leisure and tourism. Since it can still become one of the main railway stations in the region due to its historical and tourist landmark.
Having these factors, I will be starting to work on the concept of the new building and park, maintaining art deco style designed by architects with the combination of a space with nature and modernity.

Converted entry by Brujah88

The site is located north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a a beautiful building from the 1930’s, originally designed by the renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

After doing extensive research in the area, I believe that I can come up with a concept that will both respect the original design and add some well deserved functionality to a very frequented spot.

Even though the building itself is closed, the beach is not, and people (both local and tourists) visit this place regularly, even in the colder winter months.

It is a space that people use a lot for activities related to contemplation, meditation, and appreciation of the landscape. Since I thought this is an excellent aspect to focus and promote, designing a multi-purpose-wellness-focused building seemed like a sensible approach.

I have contacted the local authorities and got a copy of the original plan and section, as well as access to the inside to take some reference photos.

I have now the pieces to start working on the concept of the new building, keeping in mind the existing structure and amazing landscape views as top factors to consider.