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When architects and designers were tasked with creating a marker to celebrate women in architecture, we saw some incredibly innovative designs.
First prize was awarded to Hagar Abiri, Justyna Piasta, Zuzanna Światowy and Klara Krešo from the German architecture firm HAA&D. Their Shed Light concept celebrates the work of Lilly Reich, whose name is cast in steel letters and revealed when sunlight casts its shadow against the exterior travertine wall. The design is both subtle and powerful in commemorating the female designer’s role. It’s elegant with a universal application that can be implemented anywhere.
Second prize went to Tayla Clarke from New Zealand who created a pavilion formed of a large interactive screen that educates visitors of the work of Lina Bo Bardi who designed the São Paulo Museum of Art.
Third prize winner, Weronika Zaborek from Poland created a neon-lit arch-frame which frames the viewing of the housing complex at Grunwaldzki Square designed by Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak, the first woman in Poland to receive the title of architect.
The ARCHHIVE BOOKS Student Award went to Cristina Bao Ye from Ignacio Urbistondo Alonso from Spain and the AAPPAREL Sustainability Award went to Grusa Bauman from Ireland. You can see all the winning designs along with full jury comments at https://architecturecompetitions.com/womenmarker/