We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Sustainability award winners of our "Museum of Emotions" competition – Anna Schuler and Sofie Louise Vieth from Germany!

Anna Schuler and Sofie Louise Vieth from Germany

Anna completed her training as a scenic sculptor in 2014. After that she worked two years at the theater. In 2019, she completed her bachelor's degree in interior design at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, and then worked as an Interior designer for two years.

Sofie graduated from Mainz University of Applied Sciences in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. After that, she worked as an Inetrior designer in Berlin for three years. 
Today, both study together at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the master's program called Communication in Space.

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

Architecture is a form of communication. It creates space and stimulates us. Everything we create has a statement and communicates, and we can evoke certain emotions. In our eyes, architecture plays an important role in society and has a great responsibility. It reflects how we see ourselves and how we see the world.
The building industry is one of the main causes of the enormous consumption of resources and energy.

We should critically question what we build and what we demolish. Everything we create has an impact on the environment, but also offers the potential to promote a healthy habitat and more biodiversity. We need new methods and ideas and should ask ourselves how we want to see our future. Because that is what architecture can do: shape the future.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Competitions offer a great opportunity to develop new ideas and utopias independently of clients and budgets. You can fully develop yourself and your ideas and have a great platform to share and spread them.

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

We believe it is important to keep learning. If you take part in a competition and face its task, there is always something to learn. Whether by researching the content, or by reflecting on your own attitude.
 A competition is a great chance to question and design freely and without restraint, in the best case the result will inspire others.

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