We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Sustainability Award winner of our "Underbridge" competition – Thu Nga Nadine Do from Austria!

Thu Nga Nadine Do

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After earning my bachelor's degree at RWTH Aachen University, I successfully completed my diploma at the Vienna University of Technology this year. During my master's program, I focused intensively on building within existing structures, incorporating sustainable materials into architecture, and reactivating unused urban spaces.

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

Architecture creates spaces in which people come together and have the opportunity to exchange ideas. At the same time, architecture should be able to adapt dynamically to the needs of its users and open up possibilities instead of restricting them.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

I participate in architecture competitions to improve my design skills. Dealing with specific topics always provides new inspiration and enables me to continuously develop. Additionally, I enjoy seeing the diverse approaches that other participants take to solve the same challenges.

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

Every new design opens up new knowledge and the exploration of new topics.

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