MOSCOW 2013


The winners of the Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards 2013 are....
Organisation Archiprix International Moscow 2013
In the press and blogs
Impression Archiprix International 2013
Building the exhibition
The Wild East
Meet four of the jury members
Nominated projects and participants favourites
Around 300 entries for Archiprix International 2013
Kick off Archiprix International Moscow 2013
Archiprix International 2013 Moscow - video introduction
Film Archiprix International


The winners of the Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards 2013 are....


(left to right) David Adrian O'Reilly, Andreas Brinkmann, Hugon Kowalski, Almudena Cano Pineiro, LisaTiedje, Susana Sepulveda General, , Greta Tiedje. (Yongming Chen, Yanming Cheng and Zhen Li could not come) 

Architect, academic and a best-selling novelist Lesley Lokko and Aleksey Muratov editor-in-chief Project Russia Magazine announced the winners of Archiprix International / the Hunter Douglas Award at the festive ceremony at the Central House of Artists in Moscow on May 24 2013.

Of all submitted graduation projects an international jury straddling a broad range of design practices and design cultures nominated 25 for an award. Out of these nominees 7 winners were selected.
Many of the 287 graduation projects show, as the jury called it, a kind of ‘new social consciousness’ in architecture. Most problems the world has to deal with are complex and are impossible for architects to solve. What the winning projects have in common, according to the jury, is that they give a simple yet effective answer through architecture to these complex problems.  

The winners
of the Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards 2013 are (in alphabetical order):
Andreas Brinkmann
> cip - centro per l'innovazione piemonte
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Fakultät 2/ Architektur Bauingenieurwesen Stadtplanung, Cottbus Germany
"This was perhaps the most classically architectonic of all the entries, a beautifully handled, spatially sensitive and environmentally-aware project in a spectacular setting overlooking a lake and it very quickly turned the jury conversation round to a real spatial discussion - plans, sections, sequence of spaces, materials, and so on - which was unusual in a day of more conceptual, social and political concerns." 

Hugon Kowalski > Let's talk about garbage... Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Faculty of Architecture and design, Poznan Poland
"This was one of those projects that works at all levels: from the first impression to the last. Imaginative, innovative, incredible graphics and a fresh, insightful and witty look at a very worthy and disturbing topic - outstanding."

Yongming Chen, Yanming Cheng, Zhen Li > Long Collective House
Huaqiao University, Faculty of Architecture, Xiamen China
"This was a wonderfully refreshing contribution from China. Modest in its approach and representation, but executed with real depth and conviction, this proposal sought to balance old and new ways of living, pointing to a future template for multi-generational, modern, urban living spaces."

Greta Tiedje, Lisa Tiedje > Marrakech
Universität der Künste Berlin
, Gestaltung Fachbereich 2 - Architektur, Berlin Germany
"Beautifully depicted, deceptively simple and wonderfully poetic, this was one of those projects that you immediately want to visit - the jury were unanimous in their appreciation of the skilful weaving together of folklore, place and programme into a project that simultaneously celebrates the past whilst looking squarely into the future
."

David Adrian OReilly > A Mausoleum for Vatnajokull
University of Glasgow / The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow Scotland
"Perfectly sited, perfectly handled, perfectly executed, with some outstanding representations, this was a marvellous, evocative example of 'less is more'. The jury were pretty much unanimous in its assessment of this thoughtful, sensitive approach to landscape, memory and monument, both in terms of their relationship to visitors and their meaning to local inhabitants."

Susana Sepulveda General > Pabellón Reciclaciudad
University of Talca, School of Architecture, Talca Chile
"In similar territory, this modest but powerful project looked at the issues surrounding waste management and in the process, came up with an inventive, low-cost but high-impact system that literally jumped off the page. Another project that generated much discussion, it was great to see the underbelly of architecture tackled with such wit."

Almudena Cano Pineiro > Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian public Space
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid Spain
"Another example of a student from a European context studying, working and analysing a 'developing nation' context, in this case, Ahmedabad. The drawings required intense concentration and study and revealed a smart, locally sensitive but forward-looking approach to the age-old question of how modernity and local tradition co-exist.
"

The winners recieve an award object and prize money.

The jury members for the Archiprix International 2013 were Yuri Grigoryan, architect and director of the Mocow-based Project Meganom, and director of the educational programme at Strelka, Moscow. Landscape architect Susan Herrington, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; Kristin Jarmund, architect and director of the Norwegian-based Kjark; Hubert Klumpner, architect, director of the Venezuela-based Urban Think Tank, and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the ETH Zurich; and Lesley Lokko, architect, academic and a best-selling novelist from the U.K.

The jury report
Have a look at all nominated projects and the participants favourites.
More photo's of the award ceremony

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The Archiprix International Moscow 2013 is organized in cooperation with:
Moscow Architecture Institute MARKHI
Rozhdestvenka str 11, Moscow
The MARKHI will receive and register the submitted projects after which the jury will review the projects in the MARKHI. The Moscow Architecture Institute MARHI is the most prestigious school for architecture in Russia.

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
14, bldg. 5A, Bersenevskaya Embankment, Moscow
The Archiprix International workshops are coordinated by the Strelka institute.
the Strelka Institute is a post-graduate institute dedicated to developing new perspectives on critical issues in contemporary Russia.

Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park
9/45 Krymsky Val st., 119049, Moscow
The Archiprix International workshops will take place in the educational center of the GARAGE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, an independent platform for new thinking. Through an extensive program of exhibitions, research, education, and publishing, Garage reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue and the production of new work and ideas.

Central House of Artists
119049, Moscow, Krymskiy val, 10
The Central House of Artists will host a major exhibition and the Award Ceremony
Central House of Artists is one of the most famous exhibition centers of Russia, an initiative of the International Association Confederation of Unions of Artists.GARAGE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE is an independent platform for new thinking. Through an extensive program of exhibitions, research, education, and publishing, Garage reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue and the production of new work and ideas. 

The activities in Russia are coordinated by Bart Goldhoorn
 


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In the press and blogs
- The winners of the Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards are.., ArchiNed (25 May 2013)
- Resultados del Archiprix Internacional 2013, Moscú, ArchDaily Mexico (24 May 2013)
- Blog by Paul Roncken
- APX Mockba
- Alexander Ostrogorsky, Кажется, здесь все очень материалистичны и хотят только машину побольше, Afisha (23 May 2013)
- Sam Patterson, Archiprix vs Fear of conflict, Architecture+Design Scotland (22 May 2013)
- Moois tv, aflevering 9, TV Rijnmond (22 May 2013)
The Village (14 May 2013)
 


Impression Archiprix International 2013

 

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Building the exhibition



At ArchMoscow Next all submitted gratudation project (287 from 76 countries) will be on show, as well as the results of the workshops. This morning it was time to put the panels in place. Click here for photo's

Arch Moscow Next opens at the Central House of Artists on Wednesday and last until Sunday.

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The Wild East


foto Lars van den Brink

What has happened in Russia is a reflection of the transition from a communist to a capitalist society. Where once the community was very important, the collective has now disappeared from all political, social and spatial processes. There is no longer a government that controls things. Developers and private individuals call the shots. This is especially disastrous for the quality of urban planning. Optimistic factors, according to Bart Goldhoorn, are the new possibilities for architectural education and a young generation of spatial professionals who are slowly but surely making a change in course
. Text Indira van 't Klooster.

Indira van 't Klooster: You came to Russia in 1993. What attracted you at the time?
Bart Goldhoorn: What interested me was the question of what effect the transition from communism to capitalism would have on architecture and urbanism. What makes this question quite interesting is that you have here a system of governance that can change from one day to another, but the buildings remain. This means that, even with respect to planning, no change has taken place - a replacement of old with new regulations- but rather a superimposition of new rules on top of the old system. Recently, a new law was passed in which many old rules were abolished, but in practice these are still used. To affect change you must go to a judge, but who would do that if it is known that the judge is not autonomous? In Russia you can see how power, politics and capital are interconnected in very raw form, and that the rule of law with a separation of powers is a prerequisite for urban planning to function well.

IvantK: What is the state of urban planning at the moment?
BG: For the functioning of a society negotiating is necessary, but that is very difficult in Russia. There is simply no tradition. This applies not only to government or the private sector, but also to residents. As a result, urban planning is entangled with rules. Everyone stands their ground and nothing happens. Moscow has a huge traffic problem; the city is beyond congested. But new roads are not built, because all the vacant land is claimed, either by commercial parties, as potential building land, or because it is intended to become green areas. Moscow has 21 square metres of green space per inhabitant - much more than other global cities. But that green is protected. And behind it stands an army bureaucrats keeping watch over the green.


Privatisation of houses

IvantK: Are foreign examples also taken into account?
BG: Yes. But that does not always solve things. Take, for instance, the contest recently organized by Russian and foreign agencies regarding the urban development of Moscow. One would expect the foreign contributions to offer something innovative and perhaps turn things upside down, but they can
only offer Western clichés. Then they declare, 'The car is passé, we should put more emphasis on public transport.' They say this in a country that has known nothing but public transport for 70 years, about a city that is completely congested while car use is less than half that of other European cities (and public transport use is double). But instead of responding, 'We're going to lay down a new road system outside the residential neighbourhoods like we did in the 1960s in Europe', it is proposed that public transport would solve the problem. Why? Because these roads should be directed through green areas, and green is ecology and therefore sacred. It is grist to the mill of the bureaucrats, who see green as their property. In short, Russia is very interesting because it offers a vastly different perspective on contemporary issues.

IvantK: What should one do as a young architect in Russia?
BG: In Russia, there are few architects per capita, so the outlook, once you are in the network, is good. Foreign architects are not yet working there, so there is much demand for good architects. The Russian state's architectural training is poor, so the few architects who are outstanding are really busy. But
before you can get there, it takes a while. The instinct of clients is that an experienced architect can do better. In addition, a network is very important. Many architects learn the trade from father to son. This has everything to do with the hierarchically structured society. A small breakthrough is that Sergei Kuznetsov, former partner of SPEECH, recently became the Chief Architect of Moscow. Himself only 37 years old, Kuznetsov is not as enamoured with foreign contributions from architects, but simply wants to give young Russian architects a chance. Moreover, he realizes the importance of quality public space and urban planning. This ensures renewal.


Privatisation of public space

IvantK: In the field of architectural education, are significant developments underway with the arrival of the Strelka Institute (postdoc, research) and MARCH (an independent masters course)?
BG: That's right. The Moscow Architectural Institute (MArchI) is very conservative, having teachers without conceptual training who never actually worked in practice. The Strelka Institute is funded by an oligarch and is a postgraduate school that focuses on research, with many foreign instructors. The most
recent architectural programme (New Moscow School of Architecture, or MARCH) was established last year by Eugene Asse. It is organized in collaboration with the London Metropolitan University. The significance of this course of study is that it is a direct competitor of the state school. Asse works with
practitioners such as Alexander Brodsky, Sergei Skuratov and Vladimir Plotkin.

IvantK: How would you describe typical Russian architecture?
BG: What is really special in Russia is that there is a strong classical current, something which has never ceased to exist. The Neoclassical architecture of the 18th century that we also know from the period of Stalin has continued to develop up to the present day, and some agencies can carry out that style really well. At its foundations is a firm belief in classicism. It is much more than a postmodern game of columns and shapes. A second approach seeks inspiration in the imperfect, the do-it-yourself architecture of the dacha, the marginal. Alexander Brodsky is its main representative. This style can be explained as a reaction to communism, wherein people do not want to be part of a social structure - whether it be communist or capitalist.



IvantK: Does not today's international approach to new building also fit with that?
BG: Obviously there are interesting art projects. Agencies like Skuratov and Project Meganom make really beautiful things, but it is part of an international architectural style, wherein few elements are typically Russian. Or it could be the elite architecture. Housing that costs more than €15,000 per square
metre is no exception in some areas.

IvantK: It is noticeable that the tone of PROJECT RUSSIA is critical and business-like. Do you notice any effects from the all the topics it has put on the table?
BG: I do, but it has taken fifteen years. Now that a younger generation of architects is coming to power, one that grew up with PROJECT RUSSIA, I hear our message repeated more often. So at the moment I'm a bit more hopeful than several years ago. Those in their 40's are now attaining important positions. This is also the generation that has grown up behind the cover, having relied upon our magazines as the main source of information throughout their professional lives. To change an existing generation is
difficult, but it is possible to shape the younger generation.


This interview was first published in A10 magazine May/June 2013

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Meet four of the jury members

The jury meeting for the Archiprix/Hunter Douglas award 2013 took place in Moscow, Russia, in mid-October 2012. The jury members straddled a broad range of design practices and design cultures: from Canada came landscape architect Susan Herrington; from Norway, architect Kristin Jarmund. From Switzerland, Austrian-born architect Hubert Klumpner. From the United Kingdom, architect and academic Lesley Lokko, and from Russia came architect Yuri Grigoryan. After reviewing the 287 projects that participate in this Archiprix International edition, the jury members were asked to give some general remarks on the projects.
 

Hubert Klumpner Hubert Klumpner is director of the Venezuela-based Urban Think Tank together with Alfredo Brillembourg, and is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the ETH Zurich.Ssince 2001 he has been urbanism consultant of the International Program for Social and Cultural Development in Latin America (OAE and UNESCO).

 

Susan Harrington, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she teaches in the architecture, environmental design, and landscape architecture programs . She wrote  articles on how designed landscapes reflect ideas regarding nature and culture and her book, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape is forthcoming with the University of Virginia Press.

 

Lesley Lokko, studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University of London. graduating in 1995 with a distinction in design and technical studies, before going on to gain her PhD in Architecture from the same institution in 2007. She is a founding member of ThirdSpace, a UK based collective that researches the relationship between architecture and globalisation, a course directorand co-founder of the MArch programme Architecture, Cultural Identity and Globalisation (MACIG) at Westminster University and is an active member of the UCT funded African Centre for Cities. Lokko is a highly appreciated speaker and guest teacher at schools all over the world, as well as being a best-selling novelist.

 

Kristin Jarmund who has run her own practice Kjark since 1985. The practice´s design philosophy aims at solutions that reduce complex problems to simplicity in form and function, yet still allowing for a sensitive awareness to context and the human dimension. Jarmund designed many award-winning buildings. The practice's best known works are Justervesenet laboratory and office building, the kindergarten and school projects Stensby, Benterud, Gulskogen, Råholt and Gjerdrum, the Nydalen Metro Station in Oslo, and the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Yuri Grigoryan is one of Russia's best-known architects and director of Project Meganom, an architecture office that is famous for such buildings as Barvikha Concert Hall and Tsvetnoy Central Market. Grigoryan is also director of the educational programme at Strelka.

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Archiprix International 2013: nominated projects and participants favourites


from right to left: Susan Herrington, Kritstin Jarmund, Lesley Lokko, Yuri Grigoryan, Hubert Klumpner (seen on the back)

In October the jury of the Archiprix International 2013 met at the Moscow Architecture Institute MARHI in Moscow. After two intense days of reviewing Yuri Grigoryan, Susan Herrington, Kristin Jarmund, Hubert Klumpner and Lesley Lokko nominated 25 projects for an award.

The jury noticed that many graduation projects show a great sense for social issues, and address issues that are very relevant for the profession. Schools worldwide seem to shift the focus from designing icons to relevant new tasks, as for example shown in the increasing number of graduation projects that deals with existing buildings, re-use and transformations. The winners of the Hunter Douglas Awards will be announced at the Award ceremony in the Central House of Artists in Moscow on May 24th 2013.
Every edition the participants are asked to vote for their favourite project. Most of the participants of the Archiprix 2013 selected their favourite projects in the past months. The list of participants favourites publishes below the list of the nominated projects includes the 21 projects with 10 or more votes. The nominees, participants favourites and a wide range of projects that are much appreciated by the participants will be presented in the book Archiprix International 2013, to be published in May 2013.

NOMINATIONS for the Hunter Douglas Awards
(in alphabetical order)
'quotes presented by jurymember Lesley Lokko at the Award Ceremony'

Mirna Ondina Venegas Olivares > Balcony faced to an urban quotidian
Universidad Andres Bello, Facultad de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño, Viña del Mar Chile
'Local conditions produce local responses and it was fascinating to see how the fragility of the natural world (earthquakes, tsunamis, for example) has become a powerful generator of architectural ideas and solutions: this was an exquisitely detailed, very thorough investigation of an urban condition affected by an earthquake, resulting in a new, innovative urban typology.'

Jurie Johannes Swart > Borderline - Mediated landscape
The University of the Free State, Department of Architecture, Bloemfontein South Africa
'A very bold, very dramatic exploration of bio-mimicry, the act and art of looking to biology for methodologies applicable to architecture. This detailed investigation of intelligent skins provided a beautifully expressed rationale for a building that sits both on and in the water.'

Gabriele Molfetta > central©ities
Università di Genova, Facoltà di Architettura, Genova Italy
'One of those projects that looks deceptively simple – at least visually – until you get to the detail. Wonderfully inventive, witty, not afraid to tackle the largest scale of all – the urban realm – but with the same sensitivity and attention to detail that you might find in the smallest scale, the living organism. Plus a really great author photo.'

Newton Costa > Cidade Nova
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Rio De Janeiro Brazil
'A wonderfully bold and thorough investigation of an existing urban condition resulting in a proposal that makes use of that often-forgotten aspect of the urban realm – infrastructure. It’s unusual for students to grapple with something as unwieldy and complex as road and rail infrastructure but this project did so with aplomb.'

Andreas Brinkmann > cip - centro per l'innovazione piemonte
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Fakultät 2/ Architektur Bauingenieurwesen Stadtplanung, Cottbus Germany
'This was perhaps the most classically architectonic of all the entries, a beautifully handled, spatially sensitive and environmentally-aware project in a spectacular setting overlooking a lake and it very quickly turned the jury conversation round to a real spatial discussion – plans, sections, sequence of spaces, materials, and so on – which was unusual in a day of more conceptual, social and political concerns.'

Jonathan Schofield > Creative Evolution
The University of Westminster, School of Architecture & Built Environment, London England
'Stunning graphics, a real, intuitive flair for 3-D modelling and a sophisticated brief combined in this project to produce a series of compelling spatial explorations. It was also a sensitive exploration of a sensitive topic – what happens to communities when their primary industries move off-shore.'

Daniel Reist > Discovery of slowness
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute of Architecture, Vienna Austria
'An unusual project in that it looked at one of the most complex architectures around – a ship – and produced a series of spaces that celebrate a different type of time – slow, sedate, smooth . . . again, wonderful graphics that gave a real insight into the spatial sophistication that the student managed to achieve.'

Felipe Alfonso Grallert > Farm School
Universidad Austral de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Instituto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Valdivia Chile
'At the other end of the scale of road and rail, this rural project featured a stunning landscape, simple-but-evocative forms and a sensitive, innovative approach to the relationship between rural and urban ways of living.'

 Niels Groeneveld > Food For Thought
Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of the built Environment, Eindhoven Netherlands
'From a stunning, deceptively simple first image that depicted the global food chain, a sophisticated project emerged that questioned the relationship between urban and rural, the pastoral and the productive and the nature of food, both leisure activity and daily necessity.'

 Paolo arch. De Michele > A Football Stadium as a Sea Architecture
Università di Napoli II, Facoltà di Architettura, Aversa (Caserta) Italy
'Following the previous project, this was an entry that delighted the practising architects amongst us – a bold, technically sophisticated and spatially interesting project that bridged the divide between land and sea, performance and spectator.'

Gregor Fasching > a house for Anajo
Technische Universität Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung, Vienna Austria
'The jury were immediately charmed by this modest but delightful proposal for a two-storey building in rammed earth and bamboo in rural Brazil. Ignoring all the pre-conceived ideas about working in the NGO sector, the project showed that beauty, thoughtfulness and innovation are not the preserves of wealth and power.'

Anna Arch. Perino, Francesca Arch. Ronco > [In]formal Jo'burg
Politecnico di Torino, I Facoltà di Architettura, Torino Italy
'Far from being informal, this was a sophisticated response to a complex situation, both in spatial and cultural terms, that the students handled with sensitivity and humility, qualities that are far too often absent when foreigners attempt to either understand a local situation, or make proposals within it. A mature, sensitive and bold proposition for a difficult site and context.'

Stelios Psaltis > Inhabiting Fragile Territories
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of engineering, School of Architecture, Thessaloniki Greece
'A thoughtful, beautifully expressed and rigorously explored project that looked to the natural world and its internal, sometimes schizophrenic, sometimes benign manifestations as the generator of architectural form.'

An Tien Vu > Land For Life
Ecole d'Architecture de Ho Chi Minh Ville, Faculty of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh Ville Vietnam
'Seductive drawings, careful analysis and outstanding means of representation underpinned this project’s commitment to exploring cultural identity in all its complexity, in a terrain that few of us will have seen, never mind experienced. Some of the most memorable images from the jury process were seen here.'

Hugon Kowalski > Let's talk about garbage...
Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Faculty of Architecture and design, Poznan Poland
'This was one of those projects that works at all levels: from the first impression to the last. Imaginative, innovative, incredible graphics and a fresh, insightful and witty look at a very worthy and disturbing topic – outstanding.'

Yongming CHEN, Yanming CHENG, Zhen LI > Long Collective House
Huaqiao University, Faculty of Architecture, Xiamen China
'This was a wonderfully refreshing contribution from China. Modest in its approach and representation, but executed with real depth and conviction, this proposal sought to balance old and new ways of living, pointing to a future template for multi-generational, modern, urban living spaces.'

Camiel Van Noten > Macro-lots
Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven K.U.L., Faculteit der Toegepaste Wetenschappen, Departement Architectuur Stedenbouw en Ruimtelijke ordening, Heverlee Belgium
'I think we probably spent more time on this project than any other, partly because its beauty lay in its detail, and partly because the student didn’t rely on fancy graphics to ‘sell’ his project. Instead, it was a confident, rigorous approach to urban design that placed power and responsibility back into the hands of individuals, ensuring a commitment to the urban environment that is often sadly lacking.'

Greta Dipl.Ing. Tiedje, Lisa Dipl.Ing. Tiedje > Marrakech
Universität der Künste Berlin
, Gestaltung Fachbereich 2 - Architektur, Berlin Germany
'Beautifully depicted, deceptively simple and wonderfully poetic, this was one of those projects that you immediately want to visit – the jury were unanimous in their appreciation of the skilful weaving together of folklore, place and programme into a project that simultaneously celebrates the past whilst looking squarely into the future.'

David Adrian OReilly > A Mausoleum for Vatnajokull
University of Glasgow / The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow Scotland
'Perfectly sited, perfectly handled, perfectly executed, with some outstanding representations, this was a marvellous, evocative example of ‘less is more’. The jury were pretty much unanimous in its assessment of this thoughtful, sensitive approach to landscape, memory and monument, both in terms of their relationship to visitors and their meaning to local inhabitants.'

Fredy Holzer Feliu >Memorial and cultural center
Universidad Central, Facultad Arquitectura Urbanismo y Paisaje, Santiago Chile
'This was a very moving, very sensitive exploration of memory, history and identity in a country that is still coming to terms with a difficult past. Too often the term ‘cultural centre’ is a loose, woolly definition that tries to encompass everything – in this case, the opposite occurred – a specific time, a specific place, specific materials . . . beautifully handled.'

Susana Sepulveda General > Pabellón Reciclaciudad
University of Talca, School of Architecture, Talca Chile
'In similar territory, this modest but powerful project looked at the issues surrounding waste management and in the process, came up with an inventive, low-cost but high-impact system that literally jumped off the page. Another project that generated much discussion, it was great to see the underbelly of architecture tackled with such wit.'

Paco Hernandez, Lucas Mateo > Rudimentario
Universidad de la Republica - Uruguay, Facultad de Arquitectura, Montevideo Uruguay
'Proof that architects don’t have to confine their enquiries to the rational and the tangible. This delightfully witty, literary and theoretical project was a delight on so many levels: as a book, as a proposition, as a set of ideas . . . rigorously pursued and executed.'

Rayson Kan > Sawmill Lodge
The National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture, Singapore Singapore
'We were all very taken by this rigorous, modernist project that sought to balance tourism and production in a rural setting in Bhutan. With its emphasis on honesty, both materially and conceptually, it presented a fascinating model for eco-tourism, proving again that good design can be found everywhere, even in the most remote and simple of places.'

Ruth Lanting > SPLASH Mumbai!
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Delft Netherlands
'A great example of First World resources meets Third World context; real, imaginative, sensitive and propositional, this project also generated much discussion about the ‘right’ of Western-trained architects and urban planners to intervene in situations far removed from their own.'

Almudena Cano Pineiro > Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian public Space
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid Spain
'Another example of a student from a European context studying, working and analysing a ‘developing nation’ context, in this case, Ahmedabad. The drawings required intense concentration and study and revealed a smart, locally sensitive but forward-looking approach to the age-old question of how modernity and local tradition co-exist.'


PARTICIPANTS FAVORITES

Camila da Rocha Thiesen > Urban recycling: library-park as the regenerating element (20 votes)
Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Porto Alegre Brazil

Jonathan Schofield > Creative Evolution (19 votes)
The University of Westminster, School of Architecture & Built Environment, London England

Almudena Cano Pineiro > Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian public Space (19 votes)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid Spain

Evelyn Temmel, Bernhard Luthringshausen Casablanca - The Geography of Density (18 votes)
Technische Universität Graz, Fakultät für Architektur, Graz Austria

Juan Pablo Accotto, Mauro Ivan Barrio, Matias Damian Martin > SED (18 votes)
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño, Córdoba Argentina

Cliff Gouws > Magazine Hill: A weathered continuum (17 votes)
University of Pretoria, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Pretoria South Africa

Julian Busch > Aerotopos (15 votes)
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Fakultät Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltwissenschafte, Fachrichting Architektur, Braunschweig Germany

Daniel Reist > Discovery of slowness (15 votes)
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute of Architecture, Vienna Austria

Marcel Matusz > Eco-Village Wroclaw (15 votes)
Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw Poland

Franz Koppelstätter > Rural Chapel Nonsbach (15 votes)
Universität für Kunstlerische & Industrielle Gestaltung, Architektur, Linz Austria

Curtis A. Roth > Acid Ecologies (13 votes)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Cambridge United States

Jurie Johannes Swart > Borderline - Mediated landscape (13 votes)
The University of the Free State, Department of Architecture, Bloemfontein South Africa

Anna Dzierżoń > ZOO Proactive (13 votes)
The Silesian University of Technology, The Faculty of Architecture, Gliwice Poland

Gregor Fasching > a house for Anajo (12 votes)
Technische Universität Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung, Vienna Austria

David Adrian OReilly > A Mausoleum for Vatnajokull (12 votes)
University of Glasgow / The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow Scotland

Frieder Scheuermann > Flussbad und Bootshaus an der Adler (11 votes)
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Fakultät für Architektur, Aachen Germany

Luis Alonso Pérez Monge > AIC. Cascajal International Airport (10 votes)
Universidad de Costa Rica, Escuela de Arquitectura, San Jose Costa Rica

Yuki Ito > Ambient Architecture (10 votes)
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture and Design, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Kyoto Japan

Stine Bjar, Silje Klepsvik > Capturing What's There (10 votes)
Bergen School of Architecture - BAS, Faculty of Architecture, Bergen Norway

Martín Montañez Sanabria > Museum of Paleontology (10 votes)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Lima Peru

Simone Trevisan, Michele Miserotti > Una isla como Taller (10 votes)
Politecnico di Milano, Facoltà di Architettura e Societá, Milan Italy

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Around 300 entries for Archiprix International 2013


MARHI

The registration deadline for the Archiprix International 2013 is closed, and at the MARHI in Moscow an inventory of submitted projects takes place. Some 300 graduation projects in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture will participate in the Archiprix International 2013 Moscow edition. Almost all 300 projects are now online.

The seventh edition of the Archiprix International takes place in May 2013 in Moscow (Russia). The event include an exhibition in the Central House of Artists, workshops at Strelka Institute that are open to the designers of the registered projects, and the presentation of the Hunter Douglas Awards.

Universities worldwide were asked to nominate their best graduation project for the Archiprix International 2013. Some 300 applied. The designers had to send a presentation of their graduation project to the Moscow Architecture Institute MARHI, one of the co-organisers of the Archiprix International 2013 edition. The MARHI received parcels from all over the world: Portugal, Japan, Chile, Australia, USA, China, Uganda, Norway, Russia of course, and even Iraq.
The entries range from very small and local to futuristic large-scale schemes, from ready-to-build to theoretical. All projects will be on show as part of the Arkh-Moscow, the biggest yearly architectural event in Russia held in the Central House of Artists. And they are likely candidates for one the Hunter Douglas Awards.

Mid October an independent international jury will review all projects in Moscow. The jury members of the Archiprix International 2013 are: Yuri Grigorian (architect, Russia), Susan Herrington (landscape architect, USA) , Kristin Jarmund (architect, Norway), Hubert Klumpner (architect/urban designer, Venezuela) and Lesley Lokko (architect/novelist, South Africa). The nominations for the Hunter Douglas Awards are announced mid November. The announcement of the winners will take place during the award ceremony on 24 May in the Central House of Artists.
Already, the presentations of the projects are to be found on our website: projects Moscow 2013



 

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Kick off Archiprix International Moscow 2013



Archiprix International is proud to announce the start of the seventh edition of the Hunter Douglas Awards for the world's best graduation projects in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. The Archiprix International 2013 will take place in Moscow. We are honoured that the Central House of Artists, Strelka, and MARKHI are willing to be our co-organisers for the 2013 edition.
 
After successful editions in 2001 in Rotterdam, 2003 in Istanbul, 2005 in Glasgow, 2007 in Shanghai, 2009 in Montevideo, and 2011 in Cambrigde (Mass.. USA), Archiprix International will again stage a unique presentation of the world's best graduation projects. Archiprix International 2013 will take place in May 2013 in Moscow. This edition will be hosted and co-organised by the Central House of Artists, Strelka, and MARKHI. The Moscow Architectural Institute, MARKHI, is the most prestigious school for architecture in Russia, with a tradition of 250 years. The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design offers a free postgraduate programme. The dean is Rem Koolhaas. The Central House of Artists will be the exhibition venue during Arkh-Moscow, the biggest yearly architectural event in Russia.
Over 1500 faculties from more than 100 countries are invited to take part. This makes Archiprix International by far the biggest competition for newly graduated architects, urban designers and landscape architects. No other competition for young talented designers displays such a broad insight in worldwide trends in education and the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture.

The best projects, selected by an international jury, will receive the Hunter Douglas Awards at a special award ceremony. The awards carry the name of our partner Hunter Douglas, producer of well known brands like Luxaflex and Luxalon. The award ceremony is accompanied by a conference, a series of presentations of participating projects, and an exhibition. The designers of the best graduation projects can participate in an international design workshop the week before the award ceremony.

Call for entries. Archiprix International invites all universities and colleges teaching architecture, urban design and landscape architecture to select their best graduation project and to ask the designer(s) to submit the selected project for participation. Designers who have graduated since 1 July 2010 are eligible to participate. The deadline for registration is August 1 2012. Projects can be submitted until 1 September 2012. All projects will be presented in an exhibition, on the website, and in a book containing a DVD. All the project designers will be invited to the workshops which will be held in May 2013 in Moscow. Participation is free of charge.
 
The Archiprix website will display a web presentation of the projects submitted. This website also contains a presentation of the projects submitted for the 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 20011 editions, and the world's largest database of universities and colleges teaching architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.

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Archiprix International 2013 Moscow - video introduction

Bart Goldhoorn introducing the three venues in Moscow (Russia) where the Archiprix International 2013 will take place: the Central House of Artists, Strelka, and MARKHI.

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Film Archiprix International 2013 Sunday 13 October 12 am, AFFR

What happens when the world’s best graduates in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture travel from all over the world to Moscow to design plans to free the city from its planning deadlock. What to do with the huge Military and secret service zones in the city, the surplus of unused green areas, abandoned railway yards or the huge fenced schoolyards? Moscow’s Holy Cows are not are not addressed in a way that the establishment had expected. This film documents the workshops organized by the Strelka in cooperation with Archiprix and shows the experiences of the Archiprix participants. By working together on the design tasks they learn to know each other as colleagues. During the workshops an international network evolves that is in line with the new way of working where designers operate internationally in varying partnerships.

ENTRANCE FEE: 5 euro. Ticket info: http://affr.nl/practical_info_2013/tickets.html

For all info see: AFFR-website

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