One of the many ways we support design students for their hard work and originality is by awarding scholarships. Our distributor ComputerWorks recently published a series of articles to showcase the winners of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship in Germany and Austria, in which eight students were recognized for excellent work in architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Here’s a list of the star students and the winning projects that landed them their scholarships.
Filip Staszkiewicz, winner in the landscape category. Image courtesy of Filip Staszkiewicz.
Filip Staszkiewicz’s project “The Space Left Behind – Uncovered” was designed for the site around the former Stasi Museum in Berlin. He studied the site’s complex history and made many visits in order to convey his impressions of the historic place. Working with Vectorworks, he said he finds the 3D Modeling tool “very precise and relatively easy to use.”
Staszkiewicz has already done some freelance work for various landscape architecture firms and is planning to continue after graduation from TU Dresden.
(From left to right) Ludwig Nitschke and Marcel Götz, who were awarded recognition in the landscape category. Image courtesy of Marcel Götz and Ludwig Nitschke.
Marcel Götz and Ludwig Nitschke’s project “Common Space Königsbrücker Straße” refers to the development of the Königsbrücker Straße, an arterial road in Dresden, Germany, and its spatial classification, history, adjacent building and use, parking areas, materiality, and traffic load. The TU Dresden students were inspired by the urban redesigns of the Danish architect Jan Gehl in New York.
“The advantage of Vectorworks is that you can get used to the program quickly and it is very intuitive,” said Götz and Nitschke. The use of Vectorworks CAD and BIM software and its extensive library helped the students each step of the way.
(From left to right) Ulrike Börst and Markus Storch, who were awarded recognition in the landscape category.
Image courtesy of Ulrike Börst and Markus Storch.
Ulrike Börst and Markus Storch’s project “Vulkange(h)stein” focuses on the relationship between towns and rural areas.
Börst and Storch liked using the Polygon tool within Vectorworks for their project. “With this, it is possible to digitally illustrate many ideas and design variants in a very short time, which greatly simplifies the further processing of our plans,” said the team, who are also students at TU Dresden.
Alexander Drachenberg, winner in the architecture category. Image courtesy of Alexander Drachenberg.
Alexander Drachenber from the University of Wuppertal received the Vectorworks architecture scholarship for his project “The Other Place,” which allows visitors to visualize the topic of new media through an experience-oriented museum in Oberhafen, a strip of land that connects two sides of the harbor basin in Hamburg, Germany.
Drachenber praised how quickly and efficiently he can work with Vectorworks. He appreciates the easily accessible content library within the program and said, “I can start with everything from detail to the site plan with little effort.”
Florian Rothermel, who was recognized in the architecture category. Image courtesy of Florian Rothermel.
High-quality design stood out in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology student Florian Rothermel’s project “Bergwärts,” a railway station in the Alps. He chose this project because he finds the relationship between natural power and human structures exciting.
To bring his project to fruition, Florian turned to the powerful 3D tools in Vectorworks. He drew in 3D to recognize changes better than in a 2D view alone.
Sophia Rodermund, winner in the interior design category. Image courtesy of Sophia Rodermund.
The inspiration behind Sophia Rodermund’s interior design project “Dormouse – Staying in the Old Barn” is an empty barn on a children’s adventure farm. Rodermund used Vectorworks for both 2D and 3D representations and renderings. “During the design process, it is possible to quickly and easily switch between different modes of presentation and to easily make changes and adjustments to the drawings,” she said. “That's exactly the advantage for me.”
Congratulations once again to these student designers on their creative projects!
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