What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?
Architecture must be the concrete expression of a site. The architect must take on board the climatic challenges, the construction know-how, and the local way of life. Architecture must be the result of the choice of a construction method specific to the project’s environment.
Why do you participate in architecture competitions?
Competitions allow a great deal of freedom in writing and in the choice of construction methods. Each project can be developed in a radical and poetic way between structure, composition, and material. These principles can then be worked on at all scales, from territory to detail.
What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?
Architecture competitions provide a complementary practice to that of the school or professional career.