This competition will focus on story designing as a tool for space making
This competition explores the potential of stories in architecture to open up unexpected paths and ideas in the design of public space.
From linear narratives to multiple narratives that overlap, to the reinvention of our past, and new descriptions of the present, there is a great potential for storytelling in architecture. Stories are embedded in public space, from the history, to the day - and life cycle of a space, as they change throughout the day and are altered and perceived radically different in its lifetime.
Submit an imaginary story that takes place on Kvarnbacken, the hill close to the Jakobsberg train station that has become the site for a two year process called Kalejdohill.
The stories could involve elements from the history of the site such as the ancient viking burial sites, or the mill that sat on the highest point and burned down several times over the last decades. They could involve the lives of future inhabitants, the reality of living in a suburb of Stockholm, or the fantasy of chasing that elusive Pokemon in the newly formed public space of Kalejdohill. The stories could be personal, walking your dog one morning and seeing the strangest bird, or they could be communal, a massive concert where you fell in love or a force of nature that lead you there.
Illustrate your story on one A2 page, describing where it takes place and and what went on. Show us how you imagine that place in the future, the buildings and the people that inhabit it.
Perhaps by collecting these stories we can begin to accumulate ideas for this space that soon will be public.
1st. place: 30 000 SEK
2nd place: 15 000 SEK
Runner-up: 5000 SEK
Eva Franch, Architect, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Jimenez Lai, Architect and lecturer at UCLA, Los Angeles
Nick Axel deputy editor e-flux (architecture).
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