In the fall of 2020, PSDZ for the first time launched a competition for authors of master’s and engineering theses on green roofs and walls. Competition works were sent by the end of January 2021, and the results of the competition were announced in March.
Diploma theses for the competition were sent from 12 universities from all over Poland. The awards are of a financial nature and free annual membership in the Polish Green Roof Association. In addition, in the case of engineering diploma theses, the first prize was a 2-week internship at Optigrün in Germany; and for the second place – a 2-week internship at Optigrün in Poland.
Members of the jury awarded prizes for:
– high substantive and graphic level
– originality of the design idea
– application of solutions limiting the influence of the building on the environment and local climate
In the category of master’s theses, the winners were:
1st place – Paula Karpowicz and Anna Karbowska from Cracow University of Technology, supervisor: Barbara Zin, PhD
2nd place – Aleksandra Irzyk from Cracow University of Technology, supervisor: Tomasz Kapecki, PhD
3rd place – Magdalena Bieryło from University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw, supervisor: Janusz Marchwiński, PhD
In the category of engineering diploma theses:
1st place – Łukasz Modrzejewski from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, supervisor: Tomasz Głowacki, PhD
2nd place – Marcelina Smolarczyk from Cracow University of Technology, supervisor: Izabela Styka, PhD
3rd place – the jury did not award the third place
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