On 18-21 July 2017, Barlinek Institute of Design invited the successful candidates who qualified for the 2nd stage of the Creations of Nature 2.0 contest to special workshops.
This year's contest is the fourth, and the second to have an international reach — since 2016 we have been inviting architects from Russia, Ukraine and Romania to take part.
The participants spent time at craft workshops where, under the eye of specialists and experts, they could experience work with wood and above all confront their projects and visions with the production possibilities. The architects drew influence from a number of factors to develop their projects, and also come up with new ones. It was these workshops which were to prepare them to hand in their final projects in the 2nd stage of the contest.
In line with the motto of the contest's fourth edition — Break Away from the Floor! — the candidates' works were surprising, distinctive and above all original.
Help at the workshops was provided by experts from the company Saicos, who supported the candidates with their knowledge and experience in wood processing, protection and conservation. Meanwhile members of the jury served as mentors — the architect Tomasz Błuszkowski, and Wojciech Trzcionka, editor-in-chief of Design Alive, our contest's partner.
The results of the contest will be unveiled in October at the gala finale during the Łódź Design Festival.