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MindfulNest – Timber Retreat Elevate urban living with a tranquil rooftop oasis


Name: Julian Hüfner

Instagram: julian__huefner, spatial_interface

Nationality: German

MindfulNest Timber Retreat, perched atop a tall building, brings Elevated Mindfulness to urban rooftops. Inspired by traditional Japanese wood techniques, it redefines rooftops as therapeutic spaces, fostering community wellness and climate resilience. In the hustle of city life, MindfulNest offers a calming oasis, meeting the urgent need for serenity.

Mindfulness is at the core of our design, with thoughtful considerations creating a soothing atmosphere through Zen gardens and acoustic planning. This transforms the rooftop into a true sanctuary, easily accessible yet secluded within public facilities or residential buildings.

The vision sees these rooftops as gateways, making mindfulness accessible to all. Beyond a structural challenge, it’s a societal shift, endorsing a lifestyle promoting collective wellness. The Skyroof evolves beyond tradition, becoming a wellness hub fostering mental well-being, community engagement, and environmental sustainability. This competition inspires architects to turn underutilized rooftops into sanctuaries, actively endorsing mindfulness in our bustling cities.

Jury Comments

  • Very iconic and elegant design. It is less clear how a private sanctuary is created for the individual user. -Olav Bruin
  • Really enjoyed the constructability of this project -Studio MUKA


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