The Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of NSUACE (Sibstrin) team won 3rd place in the international snow construction competition in China

On the eve of the New Year holidays, a team of students from the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of NSUACE (Sibstrin) returned from the city of Harbin (China), where they took part in the IV International Snow Construction Competition.

Four students from NSUACE (Sibstrin) went to Harbin, and there they were joined by four more students from Harbin Technology University - thus, the team consisted of 8 people, as stated in the terms of the competition.

Regarding the issue of paperwork and financing of our team’s trip, the Institute of International Affairs of NSUACE (Sibstrin) provided great assistance. They took upon themselves all the correspondence with the International Departments of Harbin Technology University, coordinating the dates of arrival and departure. In the final version, they resolved the issue of joint financing of NSUACE (Sibstrin) and Harbin Technology University of our team.

Three days of working outside, despite frost minus 30 degree, flew by very quickly. The guys were very tired, the snow was compacted and difficult to process. Nevertheless, the atmosphere within the team was warm and friendly - everyone wanted to do everything well.

Our team, based on national and regional trends, prepared a project in the style of Russian national winter footwear - the pavilion was called “Siberian Valenki”. Russian folk ornament and neon lighting were included in the structure of the artistic solution. All this made the work stand out among other pavilions.

According to the results of the International Competition of Snow Constructions, the joint team of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of NSUACE (Sibstrin) (Sibstrin) and Harbin Technology University won 3rd place!