Archiprix International is organized biennially, each edition in cooperation with a partner somewhere on earth: 2001 Rotterdam, 2003 Istanbul, 2005 Glasgow, 2007 Shanghai, 2009 Montevideo and 2011 USA

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



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




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




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.



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 communi