Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winners of one of our Honorable mentions for the “European Velo Stops” competition - Thanat Prathnadi and Joana Vilaça from Portugal!
Thanat Prathnadi and Joana Vilaça from Portugal
We are Bachelor’s graduates from Manchester School of Architecture currently on our placement year in Zagreb, Croatia.
During our time in university we had been involved in a variety of projects including residential, gallery, temporary theatre and cultural projects. For our final third year assignment we had a chance to work on two separate projects, with one designing an exhibition centre and a transportation hub and the other a music school in the historic centre of Manchester.
For us, architecture transcends beyond just a passion or a profession, but also a responsibility. It is extremely important for future architects to be able to work more collectively, rather than competitively, for the benefit of the communities they work with.
We believe that there is no better way to improve our skills and awareness of architecture outside of our job than to enter great competitions like this. It not only allows us to see other approaches to one single topic but also gives us a chance to work purely on our terms without any limit to creativity, which we find extremely stimulating as thriving architecture students.
It’s okay to say it didn’t work, but it’s not okay to say it won’t work! (but in this case there’s no such thing as ‘it didn’t work’ because you will always learn something from a project)