Architecture Competition SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge Green award winners - San Yoon and Minjae Koo

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Green Award winners of our “SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge” competition - San Yoon and Minjae Koo from Korea!

SKY19 Green prize winners from Korea

San Yoon and Minjae Koo from Korea

We both attended the Korea National University of Arts studying a Bachelor’s in Architecture and graduated in the same class of 2017. San is moving to NY this fall to attend Cornell University for his Master’s degree, and Minjae is currently working at an architectural studio.

We used to work in the same studio (Minjae is still working there) after graduation that focuses on designing small-scale housing. While in that studio, we often took a part as coordinators of districts nearby the studio to make the physical conditions of the town suitable for daily base users.

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

Architects in Korea have limited roles in society due to the regulations and unfamiliarity of this job by the public. Even though the life of an architect in Korea is not so pleasant and the job is not quite respected, we pursue our career in architecture to change today's circumstances and make tomorrow better. We contribute by depicting unconventional architectures that break into the daily life of people and arouse questions. So we can say the meaning of architecture is in an 'experiment' for us.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

We believe that this kind of gesture makes reality better. Architects who work in the field have limited time to think about diverse ideas. Participating in architecture vision competitions does have a lot of value in terms of studying and learning different perspectives, getting away from the frame of reality, and also providing examples for others.

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

We’d say not to struggle. Architecture vision competitions sometimes might not seem as important as the buildings that are actually being built. But there are many different values and paths in architecture. By putting your effort into something like this can let you do more than what most people are used to. This might be the only thing that won’t be controlled or limited because it doesn’t require professors, employers or clients. We believe this action is beneficial for an individual in any way even though one might not win.

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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

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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

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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

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Mar 06
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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

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Mar 10
Jun 12
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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

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Sep 08
Nov 03
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Prisons Redesigned!

Redesign and improve the way prisons work

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

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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

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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

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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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Sep 16
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