Architecture Competition SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge Honorable mention – University of New South Wales

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge” competition – Yuezhi Cai, Haoxuan Liang, Jianan Zhuang and Xiaoxiao Li from Australia!

Haoxuan Liang from Australia

Our team came together in our final year studying for our master's degree at the University of New South Wales. For our graduation studio, each of us chose a different specialization, and none of us had classes together. However, the disconnection we experienced because of Covid-19 was something we all resonated with, and a challenge we really wanted to tackle. For all of us, this is the first competition we have participated in and the first project outside of our design studio classes.

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

Architecture is a dialogue between people, time, space, and place. It is a physical reflection of the context in which it is built.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions offer a platform for us to ask the question 'what if'. It allows us to test out possibilities that are often constrained in professional practice.

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

Uninstall Revit, pick up a pen and some paper. Relax and enjoy.

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