We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winner of the Honorable mention of our “Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower ” competition - Julia Shemchuk from Ukraine!

Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower Honorable mention - Julia Shemchuk

Julia Shemchuk from Ukraine

Julia Shemchuk - architect, fashion designer and artist based in Lviv, Ukraine. Education - Institute of Architecture, Lviv Polytechnic National University member of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine.

Author of projects of residential and public buildings and spaces, interiors designs, reconstructions of buildings and structures, landscape design and art installations.

Author of conceptual fashion collections.


Honorable Mention in international competition Arsenal of Culture for the architectural and urban concept of redevelopment and extension of the building in Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland) for the use of cultural institutions: Municipal Art Centre and the Municipal Culture Centre and change in spatial development of their urban environment. (in co-authorship, June 2017)

E-Fashion Awards Paris 2017, 3rd place (September, 2017)

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture, for me, it's a process that unites different disciplines: art, science, psychology, sociology etc., it's my job that I love and the kind of thinking when I create something, including fashion. The role of an architect in our society is to make this society comfortable.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

I like professional challenges, participation in architectural competitions gives me an opportunity to create different interesting projects. The necessity to get involved in the cultural, geographical, climatic and other aspects of designing competitive objects in different parts of the world - is the best way to develop the professional level.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

I would advise to participate! In any case an experience is beneficial!

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