Concrete Architecture 2022
Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Association of Cement Manufacturerslocation
On October 24, 2022, we learned the results of the next, already 23rd edition of the Concrete Architecture competition - an academic award for the best thesis using concrete.
The annual competition is organized thanks to the cooperation between the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology and the Association of Cement Manufacturers.
The idea for the competition on concrete architecture, initiated in 2000, was born, as the organizers write, from the conviction of the appropriateness of drawing the attention of diploma students to the qualities of the building material, which becomes an element of the special game of the shape of architecture. The project was animated by Professor Dariusz Kozlowski, long-time dean of the Faculty of Architecture and winner of the 2011 SARP Honorary Award.
The competition was open to diploma theses, the authors of which received a master's degree in architecture at a Polish university in a given academic year. The evaluation criteria, as we read in the regulations, concerned the architectural values of the project, based on the aesthetic and structural qualities of concrete. This year's edition of the competition received 30 diploma theses from 10 architecture faculties in Poland.
The submitted diploma works were evaluated by a jury consisting of:
- Magdalena Kozień-Woźniak, Ph.D., Prof. PK - dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, chairman of the jury,
- Prof.Barbara Gronostajska - dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology,
- Klaudiusz Fross, Ph.D., Prof. PŚ - dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology,
- Krzysztof Koszewski, Ph.D. - dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology,
- Prof. Tomasz Kozłowski - commissioner of the competition,
- Zbigniew Pilch - head of marketing of the Association of Cement Manufacturers.
Of the submitted works, the jury nominated 17, and of these the jury awarded three equal honorable mentions and three equal main prizes. The main awards went to: Szymon Albrycht from the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology,
Mateusz Tomaszewski from the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology, and
Joanna Żybul from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology.