Design a sustainable food court structure for the heart of a classical music festival
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Client Favourite prize winners of our "Monte D'Oiro Wine Hotel" competition – Anton Burdein and Diana Burdein from Germany!
Anton Burdein and Diana Burdein from Germany
I have graduated from the London Metropolitan University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree (with honours) in architecture. 10 years later, in 2019, I have finished my master’s degree in architecture at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule, Regensburg. In November 2021, after 2 years of practice in a local architect’s firm in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, I will be eligible to apply for a membership at Bayerische Architektenkammer and become a fully licensed architect. My wife Diana is an art photographer, and we work together on architectural visualisations and projects.
I have worked on diverse residential, industrial, and public buildings in Bavaria, Germany, participating occasionally in different competitions. As a starting architect, I am interested in smaller scale architecture and suburban, rather than urban context. I feel that there is a greater need to get involved in rural and suburban architecture, as there are more unanswered questions. The future of ever-expanding peripheries and decentralisation of towns conceal certain risks that need to be dealt with intelligently.
The role of an architect is to be a sort of radical optimist. Every creation involves a certain amount of resistance from the society, which can only be addressed with optimism. This is the way to form a healthy future society.
Apart from obvious reasons, I become interested in a particular topic or brief. In the case of the Monte D’oiro Hotel, it was a challenge to continue the previous studies of wine architecture in the low-density suburban environment. Whenever I see an objective that interests me, I start thinking. If I can’t stop thinking, I participate.
It is important to find interest in the topic of the competition and to remember that the most rewarding achievement is the refinement of your skills.