We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honorable mention winners of our "Workplace Reimagined" competition – Joonbae Seo, Minjeong Song and Yonghyun Kwon from United States!

Joonbae Seo, Minjeong Song and Yonghyun Kwon

Please tell us about your company (when it was founded, where it is based, how many employees, etc) Alternatively, if you do not have a company, please give us some insights on your own professional/academia background.

We are currently students at Columbia University in New York City. We have delved into the relationship between urban settings and future scenarios in terms of architecture.

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?

 We have experience in idea competitions, where we enjoy innovating and transforming those ideas into architecture. 

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

 Architecture is a statement about the world. Like the project we proposed, it offers new directions for the city. 

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

 We were interested in seeing if others could relate to our new concept, and I seized the opportunity to participate.

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

 Embrace challenges and always strive to grow. It's important to be open to others' opinions and continuously develop your own.

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