KADK represented in all the finalist teams in CHART ARCHITECTURE 2017
KADK is well represented in this year’s finals of the CHART Architecture competition. There are KADK students and graduates in all five of the final teams. The entrants have designed temporary pavilions based on sustainable urbanisation and upcycling.
CHART Architecture is part of CHART: an art and culture organisation with an international agenda, presenting and integrating art and culture.
CHART Architecture supports and promotes young architects from the Nordic countries. Initiatives include an annual competition, in which the winning team is admitted to the CHART Architecture Mentor Programme. The programme links up the winners with three professional mentors who help and guide them in terms of interdisciplinary collaboration and establishing a good network.
The living, sustainable city
This year the competition’s theme was ‘The Living City’, focusing on sustainable urbanisation, the recycling and upcycling of materials and the need for new and innovative manufacturing methods and open source design.
The assignment was to design a temporary pavilion for use during CHART ART FAIR: a Nordic contemporary art fair, which takes place in September. This is when the pavilions must be constructed and put to the test in the courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
The entrants have tackled the assignment in very different ways. The result is five fascinating and unusual pavilions, each with its own look and its own take on the challenge of sustainability. For instance, one team has created a pavilion out of paper. Another team has devised a pavilion that opens and closes like a flower in response to temperature changes in the surrounding environment. Meanwhile, a third team has built a temple-like tower out of timber and IKEA carrier bags.
The five final projects were selected by a jury consisting of: Bjarke Ingels (architect and founder of BIG), Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (co-founder of SUPERFLEX), Claus Andersen (Andersen’s Contemporary), Débora Masa (Ensemble Studio), Simon Frommweiler (HHF Architects) and Dorte Foss (architect).
About Chart Architecture
CHART ARCHITECTURE is supported by the City of Copenhagen, Realdania and the Dreyer Foundation. The competition is open to postgraduate students and graduates from Nordic architecture schools and Nordic architecture practices established within the last three years.