This year's competition concept was "open-source," asking participants to unfold the potential of open-source content through modular design. Underlining the significant relationship that exists between art and architecture, participants were expected to work closely with artists to design a pavilion that would house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 for the duration of this year's fair.
Held earlier in September, the competition's five finalists have now displayed their innovative structures to a panel of judges including Bjarke Ingels, MoMA curator Beatrice Galilee, designers Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour of benandsebastian, HHF Architects founder Simon Frommenwiler, gallerist and Chart cofounder Susanne Ottesen, and Thomas Lommeé, founder of OpenStructure.
Selected as the winner of the 2018 Architecture Competition was "Tight Knit," which draws on the traditions of craft-knitting and weaving. Designed by Jan Sienkiewicz—a student at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts—and Uta Sienkiewicz—a student at University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins—the pavilion features a modular loom that can knit patterns from natural yarn, discarded textiles, and/or old plastic wrapping.
Below, check out the project winner along with the built works from the four other finalists, featured at the 2018 Chart Art Fair.
Architecture student Jan Sienkiewicz and textile design student Uta Sienkiewicz made use of traditional craftsmanship scaled to a knitted pavilion.
Architecture students Malte Harrig and Vitus Karsten Bjerre and art-photography student Katrine Hoff have collaborated on the Frame pavilion, which is inspired by art transport and can be packed flat.
Architecture students Dennis Andersson, Mikkel Møller Roesdahl and Xan Browne created the Open Resource pavilion with the desire to convey the aesthetic potential of recycled plastics.
The Many Chairs Pavilion
Art student Sofia Luna Steenholdt, architects Joachim Makholm Michelsen, Emil Bruun Meyer and Casper Phillip Ebbesen collaborated to create The Many Chairs Pavillion by using residual materials from CNC produced open source chairs: 72 chairs, one pavilion, zero-waste.
Sum of Us: A Cloud of Human Emotions
Architect Sean Lyon is behind Cloud 9.0, which is a physical manifestation of the “Open Source” concept and combines the idea of infinite knowledge in a strict physical form. The Pavilion illustrates the Internet’s infinite knowledge bank through the “cloud”.
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