We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Buildner Student and Sustainability Award winner of our "Painters' Lake House" competition – Hao Wen from Australia!

Hao Wen from Australia

Bachelor of Architecture Graduate at University of Sydney, currently working full time at a medium scaled firm during my gap year between Bachelors and Masters.

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

Architecture is a form of expression. It allows the memories of the past and the characteristics of the land to be celebrated, and at the same time, bettering the lives of visitors who interact with it.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

I wasn't entirely satisfied with my academic projects, and so external competitions were both a way of improving my skills in designing, and also served as an act of redemption to prove myself.

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

There is nothing to lose when it comes to architecture competitions. They are a great way of practicing design development and also presentation skills, and at the same time, works wonders in your portfolios.

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