We know the results of the third stage of the Tubądzin Design Awards 2020 competition. The edition posed completely new and unexpected challenges for architects. Due to pandemonium, strictures, social distance and remote work, the thinking about architecture and its design has also changed. The jury announced the winners of the final stage of the competition, in the Young Power, Everyday Design and Unlimited Architecture categories. Among the eight winners, as many as seven are women - from Russia, Poland, Bulgaria and Moldova!
The Tubądzin Design Awards 2020 competition was held under the watchwords #freedom, #future and #nature. Freedom was understood as the possibilities offered by contemporary design, technology and imagination. The future is thinking in terms of the "flexibility" of architecture, following the rapidly changing functions of public and private spaces. In all this, nature must not be forgotten. The lock-down period has made us realize how much we need it in our daily lives.
First place in the Young Power category, kindergarten project
© Wiktoria Sawicka
The decision of the international jury consisting of: Boris Kudlička - chairman of the jury, set designer, interior and exhibition designer, Malgorzata Szczepanska - editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration magazine, set designer, interior designer, Martin Duplanitier - architect, designer, founder of Martin Duplantier Architects SAS, President of the French architectural council "Architecture et Maitrise d'Ouvrage", Oksana Shumelda - architect, designer, co-founder and creative supervisor of the studio "O.M.Shumelda" and Tomasz Smus - brand architect of the Tubądzin Group was based on a broad, multi-stage scoring system, which made it possible to select the most interesting projects. The winners selected by the jury came from Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Poland, the Republic of Moldova and Slovakia.
The Young Power category is for university students of architecture, interior design and design. The winner of the third stage was Wiktoria Sawicka from Wroclaw University of Technology, who designed a kind ergarten in the shape of an infinity sign. The building would provide children with openness and safety. As the author stresses, the infinity would not be apparent, as the central part of the building would have sliding glass doors allowing preschoolers to move freely, which - thanks to open internal communication - would also be provided inside the building.
The design of the kindergarten refers to Waldorf pedagogy
© Wiktoria Sawicka
The student included many elements that refer to Waldorf pedagogy, which focuses on the exploration of the senses, integration of generations, accessibility for people with disabilities and proximity to nature. The designer proposed the use of natural materials, including wood, both in the interior and on the building's facade. She also designed a green roof with crops that children could help with, and a green courtyard with a playground. Inside the kindergarten, large glazings would provide natural light and connect it to the environment. The design also emphasizes ecological architectural solutions - photovoltaic panels providing solar energy, as well as vegetation filling not only the exterior of the building, but also its interior spaces. The author's idea is to support preschoolers in developing their senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, balance and perception. Four sensory rooms, thanks to special equipment, support the development of the various senses.
Second place in this category went to Ludwika Pysz, Mateusz Dziuba and Antonina Wójtowicz, and third place to Diana Crestian from the Republic of Moldova.
Everyday Design is a category for designers working in showrooms. In it, the jury awards projects for bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens and those that feature unusual uses of ceramic tiles, both in public and private spaces.
First place in the Everyday Design category, bathroom interior
© Olga Lupandina, Lina Yazovsky
First place in this category went to Olga Lupandina together with Lina Yazovsky from the Russian Federation. They created a design for a white bathroom with wild meadow plants as the theme. Geometric patterns of white tiles give order and harmony to the space, while the upper part of the walls covered with a plant motif, additionally reflected in two large mirrors, enlivens the interior.
The next two places on the podium went to designs by Lukáš Blana from Slovakia.
The third of the competition's categories is Unlimited Architecture , intended for architects and designers whose works deal with exterior architecture in the broadest sense (solids, facades, facades, etc.), interior architecture - public and private spaces, as well as objects - from interior furnishings to elements in public space design.
First place in the Unlimited Architecture category, educational sensory exhibition
© Maja Berlinska, Aleksandra Lukasik
First place in this category went to the duo Maja Berlinska and Aleksandra Lukasik. Their project entitled. "Sensorium. Sensory Square for Exploring the Senses" is an educational exhibition dedicated to the senses. Arranged in the shape of a winding road along which the viewer wanders, it helps in a friendly way to recognize and assign stimuli. It also shows the way people with sensory deficits and sensory dysfunctions perceive the world.
Second prize went to Gergana Asenova-Breshkova from Bulgaria, and third place went to Malgorzata Bielecka, representing Poland.
The winners of each stage in the Unlimited Architecture category will also compete for the Monolith 2020 Grand Prix and prizes in the competition finale, whose gala will be held on February 25 this year in a hybrid formula, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz.
Thefirst stage of the competition, we also described on the pages of our portal.