Architecture and Utopia: Henning Larsen Foundation 2020/21 Competition

The aim of the competition is to request ideas and images that can revitalize the utopia of architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 9 April 2021 GoogleCal iCal
9 April 2021 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The background of the competition is Henning Larsen's work as a curious architect. He sought new untried paths in architecture and sought inspirations far and wide. It could be in anonymous design and architecture, in structures of the past, and in the latest advances in science, as described in the attached text by architect Troels Troelsen, longtime collaborator at the design studio and chairman of the foundation.
The competition calls for architectural, utopian visions.
Ideas that, with artistic and poetic power, can inspire a new dimension and a new quality in architecture are sought. The task: Describe in sketches and few words a Utopia, a dream or mood with descents in spatial, architectural particulars. Contributions are to be made in drawing / photo or any pictorial technique including short illuminating texts in either Danish or English (submissions in other languages will not be considered.) Analyses and theses are not asked for.

Henrik Oxvig (cand mag. et mag. Art)
Jytte Rex (artist)
Kathrin Susanna Gimmel (architect)
Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour (benandsebastian artists)
Troels Troelsen (architect)

The prize money of 14,000 Euros will be awarded to the best proposal or proposals, distributed at the discretion of the evaluation committee.

Entry Fee

Winner(s) will be published on 20 August 2021.

Past winners

The Henning Larsen Foundation

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