We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House" competition – Przemyslaw Chmielarski, Agnieszka Trzcinska and Aditya Soman from Poland!

Honorable mention winners from Poland

We started the collaboration at TU Delft, NL in 2020 consisting of a small team with varying expertise and interests in Architecture and Engineering. The goal was to create a group that is capable of winning competitions and potentially become a foundation for an architectural office in the future and as a result we formed UNCG(Unofficial Competition Group). We have a strong focus on pushing the boundaries in new ways of design thinking backed with a robust knowledge in digital technologies.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been Involved?

Our team consists of students/young professionals and we are at the begininng of our careers. Most of the projects that we have taken part in were mostly academic, however recently we also had the opportunity to join numerous renowned architectural offices, where we experienced various architectural competitions and commission projects in all scales and sizes. We are excited to pursue this path further and continue to take part in the next competitions.

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

The world is now facing incredible changes that we all need to adapt to. From global warming and energy crisis to recent wars and social unrest. As architects we can spearhead an effort to find solutions to those changes and show possible directions that the society could follow.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

It is important for us to keep improving our personal design skills and to grow together as a group of young architects. It is also a great way to see where we stand within the professional realm.

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

Participating in a competition for the first time can be overwhelming and difficult but it’s important to think about the benefits in the longer term and have fun with the design freedom that such competitions provide.

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