Lenka Petráková

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            [0] => Lenka Petráková is a designer of the 8th Continent – Ocean Research and Cleaning Station, which aims to restore the marine environment's balance by cleaning it. The station offers an interdisciplinary platform to study the oceans and educate about them. Through its building programme, technology and architecture, it addresses the issues of a self-sufficient facility on the open Sea.

Lenka started to develop the project as her thesis at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since then, the project has received numerous international awards, including the 2020 GRAND PRIX AWARD for Architecture and Innovation of the Sea from the Jacques Rougerie Foundation. The 8th Continent was recently exhibited at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Lenka has worked in New York, Vienna, Bratislava, and London architectural offices on international projects in America, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Russia, Greece, France, and Austria.

Lenka began studying architecture at the Slovak University of Technology, where she received a double bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Lenka holds the Ing.arch degree from the Slovak University of Technology and completed a 3-year master's degree at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the Hani Rashid Studio.
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