Competitions are one of the most important topics in the architectural debate. They are often a transnational procedure, which significantly contributes to the popularization of architectural knowledge beyond national borders. It might seem to be an excellent marketing tool for architects and investors. So why is this procedure not so popular at all? What affects the quality of competitions in Poland? What problems do architects face in their context? What do they gain from them, and what do they lose? How do investors approach the organization of competitions? This is what we talk about with Marek Kaszynski and Marcin Brataniec from the Cracow branch of SARP.
We also discuss the most famous competitions of recent times, including the Camerimage headquarters in Toruń with the highest ever award in Poland, the government competition for the design of houses up to 70 square meters, and the Krakow Music Center.
We invite our male and female readers to read and have a heated discussion on this important topic!