120 Hours 2016: 'Whatever Happened to Architectural Space?'

120 Hours, an open architectural competition organised by students from the Oslo School of Architecture, is inviting fellow students from around the world to explore the role of the architect in today's society. The competition, according to its organisers, is in "a unique position to make students reflect on their future profession. We want to challenge people to rethink the future of architecture." Last year's competition, chaired by Julien de Smedt, received 741 submissions from 90 different countries.

Brit Kristin Heltne, the competition's project manager, states: "We want to encourage architecture students to engage in an open discussion concerning the role of the architect in 2016. At this current moment, who is really in charge of architecture?" "The purpose of this year's competition," she continues, "is to create an arena in which students from across the world can gather and question the present situation to learn from one other. By addressing topical discussions in both public and architecture debate, the competition aims to be a contributor of new thoughts and discussions, within both social and cultural discourse.

"A key aspect of the competition," Heltne continues, "is the complete secrecy surrounding the assignment. Some years ago the organizers went so far as to withhold the name of their main partner, for fear of students catching on." The assignment will be revealed on the 29th February 2016.

The competition is open for students from all over the world. You can either enter as a single person, or in teams of up to three. The deadline for submissions is on 5th March 2016, and sign up will close when the competition starts.

  • Title

    120 Hours 2016: 'Whatever Happened to Architectural Space?'
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    February 29, 2016 12:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline

    March 05, 2016 12:00 AM
  • Venue

    Oslo School of Architecture
  • Price


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Cite: "120 Hours 2016: 'Whatever Happened to Architectural Space?'" 18 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782274/120-hours-2016-whatever-happened-to-architectural-space> ISSN 0719-8884

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