CHART Architecture 2018 announced




Five finalists will be selected by this years panel of renowned judges. The winners of the competition will design pavilions to be presented during the 2018 edition of CHART ART FAIR.


Open to: Students and recent graduates form the Nordic architecture schools as well as young and newly established studios within architecture, design and art.


Dates: For a 72-hour period from 13 – 16 April 2018


Judges include: Bjarke Ingels, Beatrice Galilee, benandsebastian, Thomas Lommeé and Simon Frommenwiler.

The CHART Architecture competition, a key element of CHART SOCIAL, was launched in 2014 with the intention of promoting young Nordic architects and exploring the crossover between art, design and architecture. In 2018, CHART is extending the call for applications to young and newly established architectural professionals, as well as students and recent graduates from the Nordic architecture schools.


The competition brief will be published on 13 April 2018 at 12:00 noon and will be open for entries for a 72-hour period, closing on 16 April 16 2018 at 12:00 noon. Five finalists selected by this years judges will be chosen to design pavilions to house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 during CHART ART FAIR. The winner will be announced on September 1, 2018. All questions during the competition should be directed to arch@chartartfair before saturday 14 April at 4pm.


The 2018 concept is OPEN-SOURCE and challenges participants to unfold the potential of open-source content through modular design and cross collaborations, creating a platform for aesthetic experimentation and reusable design. In this collaboration CHART wants to underline the significant relationship existing between art and architecture, suggesting participants to design pavilions closely with artists as an integrated part of their team. Collaborations can be presented as initial ideas and then integrated in the further development of the pavilion.


This year the CHART Architecture competition is judged by Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Beatrice Galilee, Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art; Ben Clement and Sebastian De La Cour (benandsebastian), Artist-duo; Simon Frommenwiler, architect and co-founder of HHF Architects; Susanne Ottesen, Owner of Galleri Susanne Ottesen and Co-Founder of CHART; Thomas Lommeé, Founder and Partner of OpenStructure and Infrastructure.


The winners of this year’s competition will be offered a mentorship programme with the aim to stimulate and support young architects’ careers. This competition will promote networking as well as promoting cross-sector collaboration amongst professionals.


CHART Architecture is made possible by the generous support of Realdania, a social enterprise, whose mission is to improve the quality of life through the built environment; The City of Copenhagen, The Danish Arts Foundation, FOSS and The Dreyer Foundation.


The winners of the 2017 CHART Architecture competition were selected for their Paper Pavilion, designed by architects Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka. The Pavilion was realised in collaboration with Musling Bistro, Vice, Wasara and UNDERBROEN.

Architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum in collaboration with SPACE 10 worked with IKEA in February 2017 to release the open-source plans of their 2016 CHART Architecture Pavilion “Spherical Garden.”



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About CHART:

CHART ART FAIR was established in 2013 by Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary, and David Risley Gallery, with the ambition to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair. Furthermore, the intention was and still is to develop the impact and role of a Nordic art event on the international art and cultural scene. In 2016 CHART ART FAIR introduced a new section of the fair, CHART DESIGN, showcasing rare and collectible design presented by the leading, Nordic design galleries.

CHART 2017 almost 19,000 visitors in total, including 1,200 international guests and professionals. CHART has been nominated for several prizes, including the IBYEN prize and Byens Bedste as “Art Experience of The Year”.


About CHART Architecture:

CHART Architecture is a key element of CHART SOCIAL and was launched in 2014 to promote young Nordic architects and explore the crossover between art and architecture. In 2017 the competition was extended to include young and newly established architectural practices, in addition to students and recent graduates from the leading Nordic architecture schools.

CHART Architecture is made possible by the generous support of Realdania, a social enterprise, whose mission is to improve the quality of life through the built environment; The City of Copenhagen, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Dreyer Foundation and FOSS.


About the judges:


Bjarke Ingels:

Bjarke Ingels (1974) is a Danish architect, Founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after he co-founded PLOT Architects in 2001 and worked at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke Ingels has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke Ingels has received numerous awards and honours, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004. Alongside his architectural practice, he is a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, and the World Economic Forum as well as at several universities and academies.



benandsebastian is a visual artist duo that was formed in 2006 by Ben Clement (born in 1981 in Oxford, England) and Sebastian de la Cour (born in 1980 in Copenhagen, Denmark). The duo’s elaborately crafted sculptural and installation art works have been shown in Europe, in the United States, and in Japan. benandsebastian live and work in Berlin and Copenhagen.


Beatrice Galilee:

Beatrice Galilee (1982) is the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, trained as an architect and received her MSc in history of architecture from University College London. Her curatorial work focuses on spatial practices across architecture, design, film, photography, art, and public space. Before joining The Met, Beatrice was chief curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and co-curator of the 2011 Gwangju Biennale and 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale. She has held editorial positions at a number of international architecture and design publications.


Susanne Ottesen:

Galleri Susanne Ottesen was founded in 1983 by Susanne Ottesen. It was one of a small number of pioneering galleries in Denmark to champion a generation of local and international artists who were transforming the way art was thought, made and presented. Over the past thirty years Galleri Susanne Ottesen has built on this foundation, identifying and supporting succeeding generations of artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the possibilities of art.


Simon Frommenwiler:

Simon Frommenwiler (1974) is an architect born in Switzerland. After his architectural studies in Lausanne, Berlin and Zurich he co-founded HHF Architects in 2003 together with Tilo Herlach and Simon Hartmann. Since then, HHF Architects has realized numerous projects in Switzerland, Germany, China, France, Mexico and the USA. These works range from urbanism and large-scale construction to public pavilions and even interior design. Under Frommenwiler’s direction, HHF Architects has collaborated with other architects and artists on the construction of internationally recognised  projects including “Ruta del Peregrino” and worked with the renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Simon Frommenwiler is also a visiting professor at several universities.


Thomas Lomeé:

OpenStructures is an open source modular construction model based on a shared geometrical grid, called the OS grid. It was conceived by designer Thomas Lommée, and first demonstrated at the Z33, a house for contemporary art. According to Lommée, the OpenStructures project explores the possibility of a modular system where “everyone designs for everyone.” OpenStructures is developing a database where anyone can share designs which are in turn available for download by the public. Each component design in the OS system will feature previously designed OS parts that were used to create it. In addition, each part will feature component designs that can be made from it.


About CHART Architecture partners:


The Dreyer Foundation:

The Dreyer Foundation awards grants to projects aimed at promoting the development of the lawyer and architect professions and their interaction with society. This has been achieved by promoting quality and integrity through study trip grants and other grants that the Board of the Dreyer Foundation believes could benefit the legal and architectural professions.



Realdania calls itself a change agent. It tries to solve some of society’s major problems through agenda setting initiatives. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through the built environment by promoting ideas and practical solutions that have the capacity to drive development and change. As a large member-based association, it seeks close partnerships with all sectors of society. As such, it can identify essential challenges in society and respond with projects that create long-term solutions.



SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in the heart of Copenhagen. Its mission is to investigate the future of urban living by detecting major challenges that will impact people on a global scale and explore possible solutions. The goal is to create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living in the future through a series of labs. Each one sets out to tackle a specific challenge and unfolds during a number of talks, workshops, pitch nights, design residencies, exhibitions, collaborative projects and other formats.


Main Contributors and Key Partners

The main contributors and key partners are Aage og Johanne Louise-Hansens Fond, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, The Augustinus Foundation, The City of Copenhagen, The Danish Art Foundation, The Dreyer Foundation, Nordic Culture Fond, Nordic Co-Operation, The Obel Family Foundation, Realdania,, FOSS, HAY, Montana and MTAB.



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