Utzon UNBUILT - international competition

We launche an international prize competition in architectural visualisation inviting young creative talents under the age of 40 to re-imagine Jørn Utzon’s unbuilt gems.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 14 February 2019 GoogleCal iCal
22 March 2019 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Anyone under the age of 40

Re-imagining Utzon’s unbuilt gems
Maybe the future holds another masterpiece on a par with the Sydney Opera House? An international competition sponsored by Spar Nord Foundation invites young creative talents to reimagine Jørn Utzon’s working drawings for some of his unbuilt works, a theatre in Zurich, an opera house in Madrid and the Jeddah Stadium in Saudi Arabia.
Jørn Utzon was brilliant and uncompromising in his work and this was partly why so many of his projects were unrealised. Some of them were spellbinding and, while well-known to his followers and architectural experts, they are largely undiscovered by the general public.
The new international competition, Utzon UNBUILT, is setting out to redress this. Utzon Center is opening up a treasure chest of his designs in the Utzon Archives and inviting today’s talents to propose future projects based around his ideas.
Utzon Center hopes the competition will propagate knowledge of the works and demonstrate the potential of Utzon’s unique ideas in a contemporary context.

Rafael Moneo, architect
Lene Tranberg, architect
Isak Worre Foged, Associate Professor at Aalborg University
Line Nørskov Eriksen, Utzon Center
Lasse Andersson, Utzon Center

The 1st place winner: EUR 3.500 travel grant
The 2nd place winner: EUR 1.000

Entry Fee

Winners announcement and online presentation: May 2019

Utzon Center

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