We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Museum of Emotions / Edition #2" competition – Lluís Marcet and Andrea Horas from Spain!

Honorable mention winners from Spain

We’re Lluís and Andrea, an architect and an art historian. Each one of us has worked in his/her respective discipline (museums and architect studios), till we decided to combine our knowledge in these fields and try new cultural and architectural projects. When we found out about “Museum of emotions”, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to implement our ideas and it sure happened to be!

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?

Being the first time we participate in an architecture project together, we do not have any previous works. Each one of us has been involved in his/her own projects in museums and architecture studios. We have, nevertheless, engaged in some artistic projects together, which have encouraged us to try new horizons and made us realize that, besides architecture, there are also other disciplines such as music, cinema or art which constantly question the world in which we live. Taking them into account, can be utterly enriching for architecture, as they share the same nature.

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

We believe in a dialogue between disciplines, in an architecture nourished by art, history or sustainability, for instance. It is our firm belief that architecture is a language which gets richer when combined with others. That is why, for us, an architect should always be open to new possibilities, knowledge and ways of seeing or thinking. By embracing the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and seeking inspiration from a variety of sources, an architect can create spaces that not only meet the functional needs, but also make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the communities they serve. We defend an architecture which talks to the community, which is more sensible and sustainable, more respectful to the world we live in. An architecture where the spaces cause emotions, impressions, reactions. An architecture able to communicate directly with people.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

In our view, architecture competitions challenge their participants to reconsider their point of view and to find new ways of thinking and designing. They also give a chance to collaborate with professionals from different fields and gain new insights into the built environment. Thanks to these competitions, you can get to know inspirational and stimulating ideas from different specialists. Furthermore, participating in architecture competitions offers a unique chance to showcase our passion for design and bring our visions to life.

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

It is always beneficial! They are a valuable and rewarding experience and they help you grow as an architect by challenging you to think critically and creatively. You get to explore new ideas and approaches. Plus, receiving constructive criticism and feedback from experienced professionals in the field help you refine your design skills.


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