CHART Architecture 2018 finalists announced

Five innovative solutions win CHART’s annual architecture competition

The five winning teams will build pavilions under the titles FRAME, OPEN RESOURCE, The Many Chairs Pavilion, Tight Knit and Cloud 9.0. The pavilions unfolds this year’s concept “Open Source” in an artistic way and operates in the intersection of art, architecture and design. The winning suggestions makes use of modular design, recycled plastic, zero-waste production, rethinking of traditional crafts and digital technologies:



Architect students Malte Harrig and Vitus Karsten Bjerre and art-photography student Katrine Hoff has collaborated on the FRAME pavilion, which is inspired by art transport and can be packed flat.



The architect students Dennis Andersson, Mikkel Møller Roesdahl and Xan Browne creates the OPEN RESOURCE pavilion with the desire to convey the aesthetic potential of recycled plastics. The Pavilion will host CHART’s primary cocktail bar in collaboration with Belvedere Vodka.


The Many Chairs Pavillion

Art student Sofia Luna Steenholdt, architects Joachim Makholm Michelsen, Emil Bruun Meyer and Casper Phillip Ebbesen are collaborating to create The Many Chairs Pavillion by using residual materials from CNC produced open source chairs: 72 chairs, one pavilion, zero-waste. La Fabrica will be in The Many Chairs Pavillion.


Tight Knit

Architect student Jan Sienkiewicz and textile design student Uta Sienkiewicz makes use of traditional craftsmanship scaled to a knitted pavilion where Rouge Oysters will be found.


Cloud 9.0

Architect Sean Lyon is behind Cloud 9.0, which is a physical manifestation of the “Open Source” concept and combines the idea of infinite knowledge in a strict physical form. The Pavilion illustrates the Internet’s infinite knowledge bank through the “cloud”. The Pavilion is further developed in collaboration with SPACE10.

The five pavilions will be shown during CHART from 31st of August to 2nd of September, and a special award for best pavilion will be awarded on September 1, 2018.


Honourable mentions were given to seven proposals:



by Chao-Yuan Liang, Gabrielle Sanchez, Garrick Chan, Kimmy Tsang and Sam Sandvig Hosman



by Mathias Bank Stigsen, Florian Smutny and Thomas Sigsgaard Jensen



by Lykke Østerby Arnfred, Michelle Sabine Malling and Nilaus Maltha Müller


Our Primitive Hut

by Ebba  Daun, Anton  Boman, Chris Milne and Nathalie Wathne


The Cloud

by Ken Kishimoto and Tomofumi Yamashita


The First Pavilion

by Hugh Diamond, Archie Cantwell and Cameron Clarke


The Collaboratory

by Benjamin Wells, Camille Filbien and Liv Lindtner Reese


From design to pavillion

The five pavilions will be shown during CHART from 31st of August to 2nd of September, where they will set the scene for many of the social activities that CHART is known for.

During the summer, the winners will work on defining and qualifying their designs. This is done in collaboration with a number of knowledge partners, including the international engineering company Arup, which provides technical advice, and KADK, which supports the further development.

The winners cooperate closely with Rouge Oyster, Mother, La Fabrica and Belvedere Vodka, who will use four of the pavilions as bars and restaurants under CHART. The last pavillion will be used by the resource partner SPACE10.

A special award for best pavilion will be awarded on September 1, 2018.


The winning proposals were selected on the basis of an open project competition with a jury consisting of: Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Beatrice Galilee, curator of architecture and design at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York; Ben Clement and Sebastian De La Cour (benandsebastian), artist duo; Simon Frommenwiler, architect and co-founder of HHF Architects; Susanne Ottesen, owner of Gallery Susanne Ottesen; and Thomas Lommeé, founder and partner in OpenStructure and Infrastructure.


CHART Architecture is a competition for young architects and interdisciplinary teams. This year, 138 architects from 34 schools participated with 51 proposals. CHART Architecture is organized for the fifth time and is supported by a strong partnership between Realdania, The Dreyer Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, Foss and the City of Copenhagen and the resource partners SPACE10, Arup and KADK.


Read more about the competition here.

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