PASSAGES - Competition for Architectural Drawing


1st prize winner
Robert Muller, Berlin

2nd prize winner
Julian Busch, Hannover

3rd prize winner
Julie Huang Jahn, Frederiksberg

3rd prize winner
Clemens Helmke & Dorothée Billard, Berlin

3rd prize winner
Barnabas Wetton & Chris Thurlboume, Brabrand

More information and winners drawings...


The Theme of the Competition is ‘The Passage’. Architecture is never static. We move through the space, passing from one experience to another. How is this passage possible? Can we depict this? How much can the drawing express when lacking the sound, air and smell of the actual space? How is it possible to depict the space if it is always experienced in different ways, depending on season, mood or time of the day? Can we really depict all this? Or just some of it? Draw a passage.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type Architectural Drawing Competition
Genre Conceptual
Country Copenhagen, Denmark
RegDeadline 9 May 2008 GoogleCal iCal
9 May 2008
Eligibility All

The possibilities of expressing yourself in drawing are greater than ever. Apart from the classical, basic tools such as paper, pencil, charcoal, pen and colour, we now have
computers and programmes to design various things in two and three dimensions. We are now able to design amazing worlds, animate them and make them visible from multiple angles. We can create light and shadow, beauty and horror in new remarkable ways. The most important thing is our imagination - our visualizations while drawing. Thus, the drawing in itself is ineffective. It is rather an instrument for our imagination to take form.

The jury will focus on the interpretation of space and spatiality of the entries and their capability of renewing the architectural drawing.

Architect, Professor Henning Larsen
Painter and Graphic Designer Jes Fomsgaard
Visual artist Thomas Locher
Architect Lars Steffensen
Architect Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st Prize: €7,000
2nd Prize: €3,000
3rd Prize: €2,000

Entry Fee

Entries may be submitted as originals or as prints. Dimensions are free but the maximum size is 1m2.

Submission Address
Henning Larsen Architects, Vesterbrogade 76, 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark

The best entries are presented in a book and at an exhibition opening on August 20, 2008.

Henning Larsen Foundation

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