We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winner of the Student prize of our “Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower” competition -  Min Liu from China!

Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower Student prize winner

Min Liu from China

I am an architecture student from Wuhan University, which is in the fourth grade now.

Actually, as a student, there are not many opportunities for me to be involved in real projects. But I am doing another project with my tutor, trying to create a happy space for low income young people and I quite enjoy the process.

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

In my opinion, architecture is a powerful way to solve problems about humanity, because these two things are always bound together.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Two points. Firstly, it is a rare opportunity for me to think in different ways from the normal work in school. Secondly, I am pretty interested in designing the flamingo observation tower.

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

Just don't hesitate to participate in competitions, enjoy the process when you do the design, rather than focus too much on whether you will win or not.

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