Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland selected the winners of the competition for the development of a spatial design concept for two squares at the main gates of the engine and battery factory in Jawor in Lower Silesia. The jury, consisting of Dr. Andreas Schenkel – CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, Aleksandra Łukasiak – CFO, Dr. Ewa Łabno-Falęcka – PR, Monika Bogucka – Project and Infrastructure Planning Manager, Martyna Lech -Junior Project Management Specialist, Tomasz Kubera – Facility Management Manger, Kazimierz Matjas – Central Service Manager, and Maria Olshanskaia – Specialist Central Service, awarded the first prize to Iwona Czeszejko, a student of spatial planning at the University of Economics in Wrocław. The second prize went to Dominika Kłopotek, a student of architecture at the Gdańsk Institution of Technology. The third place was taken by Filip Sech, a student of architecture at the Poznań Institution of Technology.
The laureates each received cash prizes consisting of; 1st place PLN 2,000, 2nd place – PLN 1,000, 3rd place – PLN 500.
– It was a big challenge, especially in terms of time, because the competition coincided with the end of the year when the university is getting “busy” and you have to think about exams. I am glad that I was able to capture the Mercedes-Benz philosophy in the project and that it was appreciated. Such awards always motivate – says Iwona Czeszejko, overall winner of the competition.
Under-graduate and post-graduate students of architecture, landscape architecture, spatial planning, and related faculties entered the competition from all over Poland.
– We are very impressed with the submissions. The participants showed not only professionalism, but also environmental awareness. At Mercedes, we care about quality and therefore we are glad that the submitted works reflected this principle – says Andreas Schenkel, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland.
“Friendly to the environment, from production to product” – this is the slogan that has accompanied the factory in Jawor since its inception. The plant is CO2 neutral. It is ahead of the Ambition 2039 strategy as far as timeline is concerned, in which Mercedes-Benz has committed to offering a fleet of new CO2-neutral cars in less than 20 years, including production processes. The ecological principles of the company were also reflected in the competition works.
– There are new challenges ahead; work on the final project, consultations with contractors. I am convinced that the squares at the canteen will gain a new lease of life, and the employees will be happy to rejuvenate their strength during their work – says Monika Bogucka, Project Department Manager.
The winners’ works can be viewed at: https://mercedes-benz-jawor.com.pl/konkurs/