We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Office Design Challenge / Edition #2" competition – Weicheng Li and Zihan Xu from Australia!

Honorable mention winners from Australia

We are both students from Sydney University, who have a great interest in architecture and study architecture course.

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?


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

Architecture is a functional machine that can provide aesthetic value and taste, and it is also one of the important props that can help people solve difficulties in reality. In society, architects are responsible for designing and planning structures that meet the needs of individuals and communities and need to understand and address the various social, cultural, environmental and economic factors that influence design decisions.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

The architectural competition is a training opportunity to push the unrealistic projects in the mind to reality through step-by-step deliberation exercises. And this kind of opportunity is particularly valuable for our students. It breaks away from the school's training logic, so that we can have the opportunity to show this logic combined with our own understanding.

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

I think this is a good opportunity to show your own designs and ideas and to boldly try and break through different materials and concepts, and to improve teamwork.

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