We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact” competition – Ziyu Zhao
 and Yongyi Liang from Sweden!

Architecture Competition Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact Honorable mention – Ziyu Zhao
 and Yongyi Liang

Ziyu Zhao
 and Yongyi Liang from Sweden

Ziyu Zhao has recently graduated from Chalmers University of Technology and is currently hosting a podcast in Chinese, mainly regarding architecture and design.

Yongyi Liang is a visual storyteller focused on interiors and working on exhibition design projects in Beijing, China.

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

Ziyu Zhao: For me, architecture is a vessel that allows incidents to occur. Architects create spaces that interact with the society, and our responsibility is to design those interactions, to change our living environments into better places: equal, peaceful, free, and full of love.

Yongyi Liang: Architecture is a well-designed space that should make people happy. Architects create a sense of discovery and wonder, which can be evoked through design by encouraging people to interact with spaces in a brand new way.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Ziyu Zhao: To explore possibilities and apply my thoughts of architecture through different competition themes.

Yongyi Liang: Taking part in competitions allows me to step away from reality; it is a chance to explore your creativity and exhibit the most interesting works.

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

Just do it.

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