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 – Hyosik Kim, Changjoo Lee and Youngjun Lee from South Korea!

Honorable mention winners from South Korea

Hyosik Kim is a recent graduate of Dongguk University located in Seoul, Korea. In September, He is going to start his new career in Delft university of technology.

Changjoo Lee is a recent graduate of Dongguk University. He started his master program in Hanyang University, which is one of the best architecture universities in South Korea.

Youngjun Lee is a senior architecture student in Dongguk University, which is one of the most competitive universities in South Korea.

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?

Our team have designed buildings of various scales throughout our school curriculum. We all have different design methods, but we respect each other and always share diverse ideas in our design process. In this way, we accept innovative ideas and make the optimal design proposal.

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

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” -Winston Churchill- Buildings are closely related to life and change our lives. Accordingly, the responsibility of architects in dealing with buildings is important, and they should consider various social problems. We believe that architects should take a long-term perspective and take a responsible attitude in the entire design process.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Our team participated in an architecture competition to seize the opportunity to explore various topics beyond what we could learn in school. Additionally, we embarked on this project to compete on the global stage and share diverse ideas with the worldwide community. These experiences have allowed us to take a step forward in our growth before graduation.

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

Architecture competition is a good opportunity for young architects to make new designs. Therefore, we think it would be nice to have more freedom in design processes. Furthermore, we can assure you that if you design for fun rather than for stress, interesting and innovative designs will come out.

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