Results of the 4th edition of the student competition "Wood in Architecture"

results of the competition

November 2022


Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok University of Technology, Unibep, Danwood




On November 25, the Faculty of Architecture at the Bialystok University of Technology held the official announcement of the results and award gala of the fourth edition of the nationwide competition for the best master's thesis "Wood in Architecture". The ceremony was accompanied by the opening of a post-competition exhibition. The idea behind the competition is to spread knowledge about the value and uniqueness of wooden architecture.

The"Wood in Architecture" competition is concerned with graduating master's projects carried out at the faculties of architecture , in which the qualities of wood as a construction, building and finishing material were shown. The submitted projects could use the properties of wood in each of these three aspects, as well as in only one.

The main goal of the competition is to promote the talent of young architects and the solutions they presented for the use of wood in architecture. The competition rewards both the authors of the thesis and their supervisors.

This year's fourth edition received 38 theses from architecture departments from all over Poland. In accordance with the competition's schedule, a meeting of the competition jury was held on November 5, consisting of:

  • Dr. Aleksander Asanowicz, Prof. PB - chairman of the jury,
  • Mateusz Juchimowicz - head of the product creation department of DANWOOD,
  • Dr. Adam Jakimowicz - commissioner of the competition,
  • Tomasz Perkowski - Unihouse branch of UNIBEP,
  • Waldemar Jasiewicz - Podlaska Regional Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland,
  • Dr. Piotr Trojniel - president of SARP Białystok Branch,
  • Zbigniew Maćków - Maćków Pracownia Projektowa.

Out of 38 works, the jury nominated 11 for further evaluation, and from them selected three main awards and two honorable mentions.

First Prize went to Nadia Sajjad for her work "Residential architecture in the face of climate change. Design of a multi-family building in Warsaw," done at the Warsaw University of Technology under the direction of Maciej Miłobędzki and Dr. Piotr Trębacz.

Second Prize was awarded to Adrian Matuszewski of the Cracow University of Technology for his work "The spiral - design of a multifunctional building with a hotel part". The promoter of the diploma was Dr. Bartosz Dendura.

Konstancja Wojdak, also from the Cracow University of Technology, received Third Prize for "L'arte della vita. Art therapy center and adaptation of a Renaissance chapel". The thesis was promoted by Dr. Lukas Olma.

Two equal honorable mentions were awarded by the jury to Justyna Dmytryk of the Wrocław University of Technology and Veronica Majchrowicz of the Warsaw University of Technology.

Below we publish all the awarded works along with the jury's opinions.

I Prize

Nadia Sajjad, supervisors: Maciej Miłobędzki, Dr. Piotr Trębacz

II Prize

Adrian Matuszewski, supervisor: Dr. Bartosz Dendura

III Prize

Constance Wojdak, supervisor: Dr. Lukas Olma

Honorable mention (ex aequo)

Veronika Majchrowicz, supervisor: Prof. Jan Slyk

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