We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2"competition – Adrian Dullin, Marine Charles and Amaury Lecerf from France!

Honorable mention from France

We are three young architects from INSA Strasbourg, an engineering and architecture school located in eastern France. We graduated in 2016 for Adrian and 2018 for Marine and Amaury. All three of us have had various experiences in architecture agencies; Adrian still works for an agency, Marine and Amaury work for the hospital in Strasbourg.

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?

In our daily lives we generally work on the building scale, more rarely on the urban scale. But the devil is in the details and designing small objects pushes creativity to its limits and forces us to ask questions that only this level of detail can interrogate.

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

Architecture is the art of organising space in response to a context. Today more than ever, architecture must promote energy sobriety and reflection on reuse. Like the city, which must reinvent itself, architecture must follow this principle in order to meet current and future challenges. We all have the power to imagine a more thoughtful and responsible world. The architect is like a conductor, he is the only one who can hear the music in its entirety and in its details.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We look for the stimulation that architectural creation brings. We enjoy challenging ourselves on subjects that we do not encounter in our daily practice. It is an excellent way of putting forward values that we share and that we hold dear.

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

Competitions are a break from the constraints of everyday reality. Putting the fun back into creative thinking gives meaning to our position as architects.

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