We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd prize winners of our "Virtual Home" competition – Shahd Serhan, Mariam Farrah and Rawan Da'na from Jordan!

3rd prize winners from Jordan

We are based in Amman, Jordan. And had our bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Jordan in 2021. We have a common background graduating from the same university, yet each one of us had a different passion to follow and work toward achieving. Rawan directed her attention for details into interior design, Mariam fulfilled her interest into research and theories in completing higher education, and Shahd focused her curiosity for human interactions and aesthetics into arts and research.

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?

Since we graduated from the same university, we relatively went through similar architectural experiences; from a tiny villa to a research center and large-scale urban development projects that aimed to be implemented, carrying together the main common skill that university taught us; self-learning. After graduating, each one of us has independently put the different perspective into small-scale architecture, research, graphic and interior design projects.

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

Architecture for us is a manifestation for humans’ lives, and how they circulate within it. An architect draws and frames these lives.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We participate in architectural competitions to strengthen our skill set and see how we stack up against other architects across the globe. moreover, observe various architectural trends. Along with adding more exciting projects to our portfolios.

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

Participating in competitions allows individuals to explore their own sense and originality in architecture without the constraints that can affect their job or grades despite the results, and it allows them to evaluate their skills in global terms rather than local ones. So do not hesitate to try that out!

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