Who will set trends in Polish architecture in the coming decades? We can look for candidates among the winners of the Competition for Young Architects. The winners of this year's 9th edition of the event were announced on June 7. CEMEX Poland was the strategic partner of the competition organized by Builder monthly.
The competition for Young Architects has for years enjoyed unflagging interest from students and graduates. The organizers of the 9th edition of the event received nearly 200 works from all over Poland, prepared by talented adepts of architecture. This time the participants faced the task entitled "Young Architect's Challenge".
The winners of the competition were selected in the final stage, which included a presentation of the works before the Chapter. The first prize went to Michal Szymaszek, a graduate from the Silesian University of Technology, author of a work dedicated to sports activation in the region under the title "BIKE STOP" Center for bicycle traffic and new ideas in the Silesian Park in Chorzow.
The winner of the second prize was Paulina Pawlikowska, a graduate from the Warsaw University of Technology, who presented a project for the modernization of the bathhouse in Ciechocinek - "Modernist architecture as an environment for modernization activities. Renovation of the bathhouse in Ciechocinek".
The third prize went to Konrad Zaborski, a graduate student from Wroclaw University of Technology, for his work "Leaven - social space in the role of carrier of place identity."
This year, the competition's jury decided to award three honorable mentions. They were awarded to: Klaudia Trębska, a graduate student from Wroclaw University of Technology for her work "Tjukula Jukurrpa. A rehabilitation center for Australian koalas on Mount Tamborine, Queensland," Kamil Barszczewski from Bialystok University of Technology for his work "The Wall of Memory," and Marek Grąbczewski, a graduate student from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice for his project "Faith and Reason. Church and school as generators of public life in the landscape of the modern city."
Evaluation of the submitted works took into account not only technical correctness and quality of the designed architecture, but also innovation. The members of the Chapter were looking for conceptually interesting projects, characterized by an original, unconventional approach to the competition task. Experts paid particular attention to attempts to break patterns and apply the principles of sustainable design.
CEMEX consistently supports initiatives that allow young people to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity, so for years we have been involved in the organization of the Competition for Young Architects. It provides an excellent opportunity for students and graduates to present their bold and brilliant ideas in front of people with a large body of work in the field of architecture. As every year, this time too there was no shortage of participants whose projects impressed the experts," says Piotr Karbownik, Manager of the Product Management Team at CEMEX Poland, a member of the competition jury.
The winners of the competition received cash prizes, and the awarded works will be promoted in a special issue of Builder magazine, the Builder for the Future publication and on Builder's social media platforms.
About the Competition for Young Architects
The Competition for Young Architects is one of the most important initiatives aimed at young architecture students in Poland. Its purpose is to educate and promote young, talented architects. The competition is open to students of architecture and architecture and urban planning, as well as graduates of these majors who are under 35 years of age. Both individual and team entries are allowed.
The competition includes two stages. Those who qualify for the second stage personally present their work before the members of the Chapter, which selects the winners.
Detailed information on the results of the competition and the works of all winners and finalists are available here.
About CEMEX Poland
CEMEX is a global building materials company that cares about a better future for future generations through sustainable products and solutions. Through constant innovation and extensive research and development, the company strives to achieve climate neutrality. CEMEX is a leader in the closed-loop economy in the construction sector, and through the implementation of new technologies, it is also a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels and secondary raw materials in production processes. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, and its international team provides high-quality services to customers using digital technologies.
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