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.

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project COMPETITION
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Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
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Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

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Nov 04
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Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 22
Nov 10
ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 07
Nov 03
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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

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Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 08
Nov 02
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Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Dec 01
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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

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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

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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 #2 (2020)

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