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Call for entries to Utzon UNBUILT International Competition
Denmark Architecture News - Dec 31, 2018 - 01:07 4027 views
Utzon Center has launched an international prize competition in architectural visualisation inviting young creative talents under the age of 40 to re-imagine Jørn Utzon’s unbuilt gems.
Titled Utzon UNBUILT, the idea of the competition is for young creative talents to reimagine Jørn Utzon’s working drawings for some of his unbuilt works.
Each entrant should interpret a selected Utzon project by merging Utzon’s own project description with something they see in the project. The submission format is digital. It should mix Utzon’s soft pencil lines with new digital media and make the project comprehensible to a wide audience. An international jury will select the winners. The winning projects will then be published and subsequently used in various exhibitions, dissemination and educational contexts.
The annual competition begins in 2019 and runs for three years. Each time, the competition will be based on a new Utzon project. The first project chosen for the competition is Utzon’s theatre in Zurich (1964).
All entries will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of academics and professional with a personal and/or professional association with the work by Jørn Utzon.
The 2019 international jury is comprised of Rafael Moneo, Lene Tranberg, Isak Worre Foged, Line Nørskov Eriksen and Lasse Andersson. The jury’s elections of the winners are based on the judging criteria stated here. Each year new international members of the jury are selected.
Jørn Utzon’s theatre in Zurich
Utzon worked on the theatre for several years, but the design was abandoned when a decision was made to renovate the excisting building. Utzon’s proposal for a very deficult site in the centre of Zürich is considered to be amongst the most interesting of Utzon’s unbuilt projects. His drawings in plan, section and elevation have been scrutinized by Utzon afficionados for decades, but the project remains largely unknown, and the drawings deficult to interpret.
Visit The Utzon Archives (online) here to see all of Utzon's original drawings for the theatre in Zürich.
Winners & Prizes
The winners will be informed directly after the jury meeting in April 2019.
Two project will be awarded the following prizes:
- The 1st place winner will be awarded with a EUR 3.500 travel grant. The winning project will be exhibited at the Utzon Center, where the award ceremony also will take place.
- The 2nd place winner will be awarded with EUR 1.000
The jury will be allowed to award a number of special honoring prizes.
The winning projects will be presented online at utzoncenter.dk/en/unbuilt and they will be published and subsequently used in various exhibitions, dissemination and educational contexts.
Schedule & Deadline
4th of December 2018: Registration opens
14th of February 2019: Registration closes, submission period opens
22nd of March 2019: Deadline for submission/upload
April 2019: Jury meeting
May 2019: Winners announcement and online presentation
Only individual or team entrants who have registered for the competition no later than the 14th of February 2019 can participate and submit their project.
To register please send an e-mail to [email protected] including the following information:
First name and surname (of only one entrant), Date of birth, E-mail address, Phone number, Nationality, Profession, A 5 digit number chosen by the entrant
There is no fee for entering the competition.
To ensure anonymity, no names of entrants are allowed on any part of the submitted material. Each file should in stead be marked with the 5 digit number chosen by the entrant and stated at the registration.
For further information, please visit Utzon Center.
All images courtesy of Utzon Center
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