We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Children’s Hospice" competition – Huang Ziqi, Xiong Zhirui and Yang Jinghan from China!

Honorable mention winners from China

Our profession is architectural design, and above all, we firmly believe that it is a human-centered discipline. Whenever we embark on a design project, our top priority is to uphold the principles of ergonomics, ensuring a harmonious relationship between human dimensions and architectural scales. We also strive to delve into the interaction between individuals and spaces, recognizing the vital connection between people and their built environment. Furthermore, we place significant emphasis on contemplating the relationship between spaces and nature.

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

To us, architecture represents a vessel that carries a profound cultural essence, serving humanity as both a product and a living entity seamlessly integrated with its environment. Architects play a significant role in our society, serving as dreamweavers for ordinary individuals in search of a warm and inviting home, as menders who revitalize urban areas, and as creators who shape the landscape of urban planning and beautification.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

First and foremost, our primary goal is to enhance our architectural design skills through participation in competitions. Moreover, the competition process provides us with a wealth of knowledge on architecture and diverse interdisciplinary subjects. For example, in this specific competition, we not only delved into Brazilian architecture but also conducted research on topics related to children with cancer. We firmly believe that such experiences will greatly contribute to our future studies. Additionally, collaborating as a team allows us to foster our teamwork and communication skills.

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

We highly recommend active participation in architectural competitions because it is through practice that we discover truth. It is only through continuous learning that we can identify our weaknesses and acquire any architectural design skills that may be lacking. Engaging in competitions enables us to learn from others by comparing our abilities with theirs. Therefore, architectural competitions offer an excellent platform for self-improvement, and we encourage everyone to take part in them.

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