This year’s 120 HOURS competition challenged young architects from around the world to design a communicative icon of sustainability for the festival grounds of the Norwegian Øya Music Festival. With 2989 participants from 83 countries, it claims this year’s title for the world’s biggest architecture competition, for and by students. Enough drum-rolling, let’s take a look at the winning designs after the break…
First Prize: Architecture / Antariksh Tandon, Jennifer Tu Anh Phan
A reprieve from the hyperstimulation of the senses, a scaffolding of hammocks emboldens the ambitions of the music festival by offering visitors a place to rest and explores the meaning of "sustainable design" by emblematizing how people, at first, sustain themselves.
Second Prize: Music Stars / Marco Ferrari
An elevated platform invites a new perspective on the city but also envisions the cyclic harmony inherent in sustainable design; by converting sound energy from the music festival into energy to illuminate an artificial starry sky, the canopy represents man’s aspirations to find his place amongst the tumultuous transformations of nature.
Third Prize: The Greenest Red Festival / Pawel Bussold, Lola Conte, Horia Spirescu
A red-painted landscape questions the connection of sustainability with the color green and imposes a lasting apprehension on festival-goers and the city’s inhabitants as it slowly fades in the days and weeks following the transient musical experience of Øya.
Honorable Mention: Room continuum / Tuomas Martinsaari, Paul Thynell, Matti Wäre
Honorable Mention: Amplifier of senses / Simon Hoebel
Honorable Mention: Look out Øya / António Pedro Duarte Mesquita, Daniel José Ribeiro Maia, Rui Miguel Gonçalves de Oliveira Cardoso
Honorable Mention: Point of view / Patrik Obr, Tomáš Javorský, Katerina Zabadalová
Honorable Mention: moonSWING / Cristina Lupu
Honorable Mention: Floatin’ in the air / Lisa Carlsten, Linnea Berg, Klara Jutéus
Honorable Mention: Draped / Donghyun Jason Nam, Christopher Caleb Hansen
Honorable Mention: The Mystery / Dominik Angerman, Magda Warpas, Monika Lemanska
Honorable Mention: Øyens Sky / Matyas Svejdik, Marek Nedelka, Pavel Springl
Honorable Mention: Strings / Roman Ženatý, Michael Gabriel, Klára Vejvodová