We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "Memorial for Witches" competition – Young Yoon Choi from South Korea!
Young Yoon Choi from South Korea
I have gained inspiration and a diversity of expression from animation, alcohol, and advice from my professors.
Brief information about the projects that you have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?
I am currently participating in projects such as government buildings and modular housing complexes at Geeum Plus Architect's Office, and when I was a student, I participated in domestic competitions in Korea and carried out many projects to remodel existing spaces. Representatively, it is a project to make a human library of the Seonyudo Story Hall, which is a graduation work.
What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?
I believe that designing spaces where people can stay for a long time and experience positive emotions is the role of architecture and the architect.
Why do you participate in architecture competitions?
I participated in a competition because I enjoy contemplating interesting topics and expanding my perspectives. Additionally, when I see the works of others in the competition, it sparks my interest in new viewpoints and methods of expression that I may not have been aware of before.
What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?
If you sacrifice money and time to participate, you can gain valuable experiences. However, if you do not participate, you will not even have the opportunity for that experience.
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