We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Sustainability Award winners of our "Memorial for Witches" competition – Roman Tay and Weixuan Wang from United Kingdom!

Sustainability Award winners from United Kingdom

Roman Tay - Completed Part II MArch Architecture from Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London; Bachelor of Architectural Design from RMIT in Melbourne

Weixuan Wang - PhD candidate from University of Westminster; Completed MRes from Royal College of Art

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?

We were very organised on the entire stage of the competition. We began with the research on the history of witches in the past, which brought us to the witch memorials today that gave us the options of the site. Then, we start looking into the narrative of witches and bringing these narratives to the present in a positive way to educate and tell the visitors the history of witches. Both of us involved to the research and project concept. Individually, Roman had more focus on modelling and rendering, while Weixuan was more on giving comments, laying out and finalising the outcome.

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

Architecture is the creation of art by human, it does not exist without us. The role of architect in the society is to bring effective and positive change in quality of life by educating and influencing the social condition to its citizens by creating awareness.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architect is a thinker; we should use our knowledge from what we learned to share the ideas to the society. And Buildner gives us an opportunity to do so.

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

Architectural competitions give you the freedom to express your idea that gives you an opportunity to present yourself to the society. It improves your understanding of what is insufficient and demanding on the society, which giving a platform to involve and solve it.


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