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Melting Pot

Katarzyna Lejk, an incredible architect and engineer in our Architect-US Job+J1 Visa Program created the Melting Pot for her Bachelor in Architecture in Gdansk, Poland. She submitted this great project to the Portfolio Challenge, and she highlights the value of having community spaces that promote social integration and respect of minority population’s spaces. Her mix of science and the humanities make for an interesting project!

One of our star architects in our Architect-US Job+J1 Visa Program family, Katarzyna Lejk, created Melting Pot  during her Bachelor of Architecture at Sopocka Szkoła Wyższa (SSW)  in Gdansk, Poland. Melting pot, according to Lejk is a design of a social integration pavilion with culture forming functions, services, education and gastronomy.

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She goes into great detail about the different materials and necessary modifications for the structure to be durable, yet Lejk also provides details and suggestions for enhanced social integration. As an architect and an engineer, she has a distinct perspective that fuses the arts and the sciences. Lejk is now working in New York City as an Architect and Material Science Engineer!

To encourage interexchange of culture and ideas, how would you design your social integration pavilion?!?! Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!! 👇👇👇

Images by Katarzyna Lejk

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