We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial" #2 competition –  Jiang Yifeng, Chen Kuanghua and Li Jiaqi from China!

Jiang Yifeng, Chen Kuanghua and Li Jiaqi from China

We are now undergraduates at Tsinghua University. Our major is Environmental Design. We think that environmental design is based on the concept of environmental ecology to guide today's art design, that is, art design with environmental awareness. Obviously, this is a conceptual issue that guides the development of art design; more specifically, with artificial environment as the main body, with architecture as the background, the design unfolds in its inner and outer spaces.

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 joined the team of Professor Du Yi to participate in the landscape design projects for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Besides, we often team up with each other in design studios of our school. We have similar learning experiences and living habits, which makes the cooperation more successfully. We pay attention to the changes in the current society, and we look for new directions and applications of architectural design. Also,we try to understand the significance of architectural design in cities and people's lives.

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

We believe that, at its root, the issue discussed in architecture is a complex philosophical issue. We may only understand it in a small way. We believe that architecture is not just a place where people live. It contains cultural information of each region and it represents a city’s characteristics,it related to our ideological orientation.

Therefore, as architects, we can not only design for living functions, nor design for economic benefits. Instead, we need to integrate aesthetics from the perspective of the environment, designing based on long-term cultural thinking. We believe that these practices will bringing infinite extension of architectural significance.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Exercise our design skills and test what we have learned. Expand our horizons and communicate with professionals. Competitions are a great way to help us explore new ideas for design, and we keep brainstorming,even with countless revisions and self-denials, the process is not painful, we are immersed in it, it is more like a kind of enjoyment.

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

We think they can just try it once and make their decisions later, maybe designing in competition is one of the purest ways of colliding ideas

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