CHART Architecture 2021 talent competition kicks off 30 April

Calling all emerging architects, designers, and artists to present their ideas for social architecture.

We’re happy to announce the launch of the 7th edition of our open call talent competition, CHART Architecture. Emerging architects, designers, and artists are invited to present their ideas for temporary pavilions, setting the social stage for CHART 2021, 26-29 August.

An international jury selects five finalists who will be given the opportunity to realise and display their project in the courtyards of Charlottenborg in Copenhagen during CHART.

The competition calls for wild, imaginative, and curious projects. Teams are encouraged to explore new territories by taking a cross-disciplinary approach by working across architecture, design, art, and beyond.

Participants are challenged to explore the idea of ‘social architecture’ and the use of architecture as a powerful tool to create new spatial and social experiences.

CHART Architecture 2021 open call

After a year of social distancing we all crave collective experiences. With CHART Architecture we ask young talents to rethink how architecture can set the frame for new social and collective interactions. We can’t wait to be inspired and surprised.

Nanna Hjortenberg, Director of CHART

About CHART Architecture

CHART Architecture is a 72-hour open call competition. The competition is open to graduate students, architects, designers and artists (who graduated within the last 7 years) as well as newly established studios (started within the last 5 years), who are yet to realise larger building projects. CHART encourages interdisciplinary teams to participate in the competition. Participants in the competition must be either educated from or living in the Nordic countries.

The competition begins on Friday, 30 April at 12pm and will be launched on this site. Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, 3 May at 12pm.

Finalists will be announced early June.

This year CHART Architecture is made possible in collaboration with CAFx, Arup, and FRAME, and with support from Realdania, The Dreyer Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen Municipality, and FOSS.