Architecture Competition Iceland Volcano Museum Green prize winners - Sergi Pérez Muñoz and Belén Rodríguez Vázquez

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Green prize winners of our “Iceland Volcano Museum” competition - Sergi Pérez Muñoz and Belén Rodríguez Vázquez from Spain! 

Sergi Pérez and Belén Rodriguez

Sergi Pérez Muñoz and Belén Rodríguez Vázquez

We are two young architects who graduated from the ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture. Throughout our experience working in different studios in Barcelona and London, we had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, ranging from residential, cultural and commercial.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where company/ individuals have been involved?

Following the Barcelona school tradition, the projects we have been involved in attempt to create an identification between the users and the environment where the projects are located. Our professional background has focused on affordable housing and cultural projects, having a complete vision from the conceptual idea through construction and structural development.

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

Architecture has the ability to change people’s lives through the sensations and emotions generated by the designed spaces. The architect has the responsibility of giving an answer to the concerns of society, bearing in mind the context and its history. Establishing a dialogue with the surroundings, not just with aesthetic composition, but also making suitable buildings.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Competitions for us are a great way to develop our creativity and express our vision of architecture. We participate in vision competitions when we find extra time in our office work, as it gives us the opportunity to think in design issues more than in our daily work.

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

Vision competitions allow architects to work in different contexts and give the opportunity to express their creativity. We regard it as research, and it helps us to push ourselves forward. Are you looking for challenges to improve your skills as an architect? Then vision competitions are the best.

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ideas COMPETITION
Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

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

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Jan 28
Apr 22
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SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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project COMPETITION
Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks towards the cause of ending all nuclear weapons

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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project COMPETITION
Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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