CHART ART FAIR presents its most ambitious architecture competition to date accepting entries from 7 - 10 April 2017. Judges include Bjarke Ingels, Bjørnstene Christiansen, Débora Mesa and Simon Frommenwiler.
CHART ARCHITECTURE competition, a key element of CHART SOCIAL, was launched in 2014 to promote young Nordic architects and explore the crossover between art and architecture.
In 2017 CHART is extending the call for applications to young and newly established architectural practices, as well as welcoming students and recent graduates from the Nordic architecture schools. The competition brief will be published on 7 April 2017 at 12 noon and be open for entries for a 72-hour period, closing on the 10 April at 12 noon. Five finalists selected by the judges will be chosen to design pavilions to house gastronomy, media and artistic partners during CHART ART FAIR and the winner will be announced on 2 September 2017.
This year CHART ARCHITECTURE competition is judged by Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, co-founder of SUPERFLEX; Claus Andersen, owner of Andersen’s Contemporary; Débora Mesa, architect and Principal of Ensamble Studio; Dorte Foss, architect; and Simon Frommenwiler, architect and co- founder of HHF Architects.
The official theme THE LIVING CITY will be launched during CHART’s first satellite event for 2017 on 21 March at 5pm in collaboration with Realdania. The event is free and open to all. The launch will include a welcome by Anne Skovbro, Philanthropy Director - CPO, at Realdania; an introduction to the competition by former finalists Sine Lindholm and Mads- Ulrik Husum; a presentation of the brief and introduction of the 2017 theme by Simon Friese, Director of CHART ART FAIR; and an inspirational talk by Bjørnstjerne Christiansen and Simon Frommenwiler.
The 2017 CHART ARCHITECTURE participants will be asked to design and create pavilions to house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 during CHART ART FAIR. The entries will address the open source paradigm while contributing to the global discussion on sustainable urbanisation, renewable resources and the urgent need for experimentation with upcycling and the reuse of materials. The goal of CHART ARCHITECTURE for this edition is that participants will educate visitors about multifunctionality, investigative recycling methods, community object exchanges whilst innovating on fabrication methods.
The winners of this year’s competition will be offered a mentorship programme by a professional architect, a construction expert and a developer. The aim of this mentorship is to stimulate and support young architects’ careers as well as to promote cross-sector collaboration and networking.
Previous participants of the CHART ARCHITECTURE competition have been able to develop their ideas and pavilions further. 2016 finalists, architects Sine Lindholm and Mads- Ulrik Husum in collaboration with SPACE 10, worked with IKEA in February 2017 to release the open-source plans of a DIY version of the Spherical Garden, one of last year’s CHART ARCHITECTURE pavilions.
For the 2017 competition, open-source plans for DIY versions of the two chosen pavilions will be released in collaboration with SPACE10 after CHART.
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