Utzon UNBUILT: Are you up for an architectural challenge?

Utzon UNBUILT: Are you up for an architectural challenge?

This is not an easy competition to win. So ask yourself these questions.

Do you have an artistic take on animation or motion graphics? Can you turn drawings of architecture into beautiful and meaningful digital imagery?

If your answer is “yes”, this is your change to join the international competition Utzon Unbuilt and help Utzon Center bring the Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s unbuilt masterpieces back to life.

Utzon UNBUILT seeks to understand the innermost being of Jørn Utzon’s architecture and to reimagine some of his many unbuilt projects.

So, we urge all entrants to go into dialogue with the fascinating world of Utzon and his approach to architecture, in order to help Utzon Center show the world a selection of Utzon’s unbuilt marvels.

We wish for entrants to communicate in such a way that everyone – your parents, the stranger on the street, children, and also the architect – understands the world of architecture. It is about seeking the innermost being of architecture, and how we unveil the seeds of architecture.

The idea of the competition is for entrants to fully understand and make Jørn Utzon’s approach to architecture an integral part of their submission. This entails that each entrant should interpret a selected Utzon project by merging Utzon’s own vision for the project with one’s own creative mind.

Utzon UNBUILT is an annual competition which began in 2019 and has a duration of three years. Each time, the competition will be based on a new Utzon project.

And in this second year of Utzon UNBUILT, the project that has been selected for the competition is Jørn Utzon’s Jeita Grotto Theatre in Lebanon (1968).

The winning project will be awarded, published, and subsequently be used in various exhibitions, dissemination, and educational contexts.

1st price 7000 EUR.
This price is created in collaboration with Spar Nord Bank.

Lene Tranberg, Renowned Danish architect, honorary fellow AIA, friend of the Utzon Family and founding partner of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects. Tranberg has received several awards for her work such as RIBA European Award, Red Dot Design Award, and Honorary Fellowship, American Institute of Architects.

Rafael Moneo, Renowned Spanish architect, educator, previous employee of Jørn Utzon and recipient of numerous awards, including the Pritzker Prize, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, and the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture.

Lasse Andersson, Creative director of Utzon Center and holds a PhD in Cultural Planning. Until 2014, Lasse was heading the Urban Design Department at Aalborg University, and, since 2015, he has been the creative director of Utzon Center in Aalborg, which is developing into an experience house for architecture and Jørn Utzon.

Read more about important dates and deadlines, registration and submission at: utzoncenter.dk/unbuilt

  • Title

    Utzon UNBUILT: Are you up for an architectural challenge?
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    January 31, 2020 11:30 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    March 22, 2020 11:30 PM
  • Venue

    Utzon Center
  • Price


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Cite: "Utzon UNBUILT: Are you up for an architectural challenge?" 11 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/928143/utzon-unbuilt-are-you-up-for-an-architectural-challenge> ISSN 0719-8884

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