We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honorable mention winners of our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial / Edition #3" competition – Paul Noltet and Jules Babinet from France!

Paul Noltet and Jules Babinet

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We were both trained at the Ecole d'Architecture de Lyon (ENSAL) and also as engineers at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

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

We believe that architecture is an art of emotions, the art of making people feel the beauty of the world through a vocabulary of spaces, light, and materials. When perfectly executed and delivered, architecture has the potential to change people's lives by shaping the world around them differently.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Taking part in competitions provides us with a competitive and stimulating framework for tackling out-of-the-ordinary architectural subjects. It's also an opportunity for us to collaborate.

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

 The aim is, above all, to have fun, and there's no significant risk involved. So if you're hesitating, don't overthink it and give it a try.

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