Architecture Competition Iceland Volcano Museum 1st prize winners - Balint Iszak and Csenge Gyorgyi

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st prize winners of our “Iceland Volcano Museum” competition - Balint Iszak and Csenge Gyorgyi from New Zealand!

Balint Iszak Csenge Gyorgyi

Balint Iszak and Csenge Gyorgyi from New Zealand

Csenge and I both studied architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. After graduation, we were separately employed by two design-focused architectural offices, where we worked mostly on large scale projects. Following this we emigrated to New Zealand so that we could experience different architectural approaches. We are currently working for two award-winning architectural offices; Csenge is employed by Guy Tarrant Architects and I am employed by Fearon Hay Architects. Under each of our employers we are involved in a wide range of projects with high attention to detail and design.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

For us, architecture is a combination of our sensual perceptions, which are defined by proportion, light, form and materials. The relationship of these elements is constantly changing with time and influencing our everyday life. Every new project carries the possibility of improving our environment, and we believe that it is the architect’s main task to fulfil that opportunity.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Competition is a great way to challenge ourselves, test ideas and get a better understanding of our design approach.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and find out what interests you in architecture.

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project COMPETITION
Mega Dunes Eco Lodges - Abu Dhabi

Design comfortable, sustainable visitor huts for the Abu Dhabi protected nature reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 17
Feb 28
Jun 01
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project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 21
Mar 03
Jun 05
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 09
Nov 04
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project COMPETITION
Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 24
Mar 06
Jun 08
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ideas COMPETITION
RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 28
Mar 10
Jun 12
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ideas COMPETITION
Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 16
Sep 08
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
Prisons Redesigned!

Redesign and improve the way prisons work

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 18
Sep 10
Nov 05
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essay COMPETITION
ESSAY: The Architecture of Prisons

Submit your essay on prison architecture

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 19
Sep 11
Nov 06
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ideas COMPETITION
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 23
Sep 15
Nov 10
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essay COMPETITION
What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Jun 24
Sep 16
Nov 11
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