Architecture Competition Milan Navigli Canal Challenge Honorable mention – SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Milan Navigli Canal Challenge" competition – Michal Galuszka and Agata Golesna from Poland!

Honorable mention from Poland

We are both architecture students at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. We started our studies in 2018. Together we have participated in many urban planning and architectural competitions in which we were awarded. During our third year of study, we both did our student internships abroad as part of the Erasmus + project.

Michał did his internship in Odense, Denmark at Graa Arkitekter, where he had the opportunity to work in a team of experienced Scandinavian architects. There he worked on social architecture projects and also did urban planning projects.

Agata completed his internship in Vienna, Austria at Querkraft Architekten. During her internship, under the eye of Austrian architects, she worked on conceptual and competition projects, both architectural and urban planning.

Michał's first degree graduation project was on the topic of model social housing, and Agata on the concept of a master plan for part of the city of Gliwice. We are currently continuing our master's studies at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

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

For us as young architects standing at the threshold of a career in architecture, architecture is a response to the needs of a changing world and to the problems of society. With each project, we try to think about the users of the designed premises, but also about the impact on the environment and aesthetic issues. Bearing in mind climate change and the problems we face as a society in our projects we focus on ecological solutions. Also of great importance is universal design, which is shown in our projects by the emphasis on use by all social groups, from children to people with disabilities to the elderly. In conclusion, architecture surrounds us every day and we as architects must take care of its well-being for the whole society.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architectural competitions are always a chance to create new and amazing concepts. The design problems presented in competitions teach us something new every time and open our minds to all sorts of problems that we try to solve. As a result, the experience gained from competition projects is always helpful for student projects or future professional work. In addition, each competition project done is a huge opportunity for further development and discovery of architecture.

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

Participation in architectural competitions is a wonderful process that builds personality and character as an architect, but most importantly as a strong person. It is also working on the ability to work in a group which is very useful in the architectural profession. Participation in competitions is also a huge lesson in working under time pressure. Each completed competition project enriches you with knowledge and allows you to acquire new skills. We recommend everyone, especially young architects, to participate in such competitions.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
Run repeatedly
Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Run repeatedly
Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 31
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4

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