Architecture Competition SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge #5 Honorable mention – MARHI

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge #5" competition – Diana Samarina from Russian Federation!

Diana Samarina from Russian Federation

I have graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute in 2021. Since 2020, I’m actively developing in professional field. My work activity began with an internship at the UNK project architectural bureau, where later I got the position of an architect. I was engaged in the development of interiors of public spaces. Now I work in the OLIMP company, that develops complex designs. The company specializes in the design of public and residential buildings.

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?

My first significant project was the 62-story Moscow Towers building (Grand Tower), which located Moscow City. The skyscraper consists of two towers united by a stylobate part. This is one of the most modern and energy efficient buildings in Russia. My workshop was engaged in the development of concepts of public spaces for this building.

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

I view architecture as a way for people to communicate and as an embodiment of the idea of human society. A community's approach to building speaks volumes about its values and everything else there is to know about it. Buildings embody social ideals and become cultural landmarks. In addition, I believe that architecture is also a great source of memory through which conversation between generations takes place.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Participation in architectural competitions helps me escape from everyday routine. This is an opportunity for me to approach the designing process more freely, research new trends and develop as a professional.

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

I believe that architecture competitions help develop the creativity of an architect. Do not be afraid to participate in them, this is a necessary part of our craft. And sometimes this is a great opportunity to escape from the usual reality and make yourself known to the world.

Open architecture competitions

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    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
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Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 31
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4

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