18.5.2021

Lunawood Urban Challenge 2021 winners are released

Lunawood, the global market leader in ThermoWood®, organized an international design competition called the Lunawood Urban Challenge. It encouraged architecture and design students to redesign the urban environment using Lunawood Thermowood products. The competition garnered plenty of registrations and eventually more than 200 designs from around the world took part in the competition.

Lunawood Urban Challenge was organized for the second time and it is divided into three equal categories: Architecture, Landscape Design and Interior Design. The international jury evaluates the competition entries on three different criteria.

The winner of the Architecture category:
Flow by Rebeka Karboníková and Patrik Nociar, Slovakia.

The winner of the Landscape Design category:
Meet me at the River by Mikolaj Chmiel, Filip Piasecki and Oskar Maly, United Kingdom.

The winner of Interior Design category:
Wood & Travertine’ Lounge Bar by Maria Laura Polselli, Italy.

“I am really proud of how wide the international interest our competition generated. We wanted to reach the professionals of the future – architecture students and designers from all over the world, as well as inspire us to utilize Finnish Thermowood as part of ecological and sustainable cityscape renewal. And we really succeeded in these!”, commented Maija Masalin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Lunawood.

The winners of each category will be rewarded with a cash prize when the total amount of winnings reaches 15,000 euros. In addition, one work was given an honourable mention in each category. “All six top papers are stunning demonstrations of open-minded and innovative urban design, as well as true masterpieces of sustainable design. We are extremely proud to have succeeded in inspiring students on this international scale, ”Masalin sums up.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you young talents for participating Lunawood Urban Challenge. We hope you have enjoyed designing with sustainable Lunawood.

The main image: The winner of Landscaping Design category: Meet me at the River by Mikolaj Chmiel, Filip Piasecki and Oskar Maly, United Kingdom.


The winner of Architecture category: Flow by Rebeka Karboníková and Patrik Nociar, Slovakia.


The winner of Interior Design: ‘Wood & Travertine’ Lounge Bar by Maria Laura Polselli, Italy.

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