We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Modular Home / Edition #2" competition – Chukang Liang, Zeke Zhang and Wanyue Peng from China!

Honorable mention winners from China

We met at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) university during studying for the Advanced Diploma of Building Design. Chukang and Zeke are currently studying Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and RMIT, while Wanyue is studying Bachelor of Interior Design (honour). This is our first attempt to participate in a competition.

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 have been focusing on projects of various scales that utilised locally available resources and incorporate local construction techniques and existing culture.

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

Architecture is a tool that creates a sense of belonging by contextualising the programmes. We as architects sample the existing culture and relationships as materials to work with. As a result, we provide a framework that is adaptable to the social dynamics. It is not constrained to the present, instead allowing flexibility for diverse interpretations and future development.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We saw architecture competitions as opportunities to challenge ourselves and explore possibilities. We have been practicing and developing our architectural theories during our studies at the university. By participating in the competitions, we can apply these theories in different scenarios and test out the feasibility. Nevertheless, it is also valuable for us to observe different solutions from other teams on the same topic.

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 are challenging but fun. Each topic demonstrates a particular issue that is related to our society and we seek a solution from the architectural perspective. Select a topic that you find passionate about, and you will be rewarded with unexpected discoveries.

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