Jury announced for CHART Architecture 2021

Meet this year's international, cross-disciplinary competition jury.

The seventh edition of our open 72-hour talent competition, CHART Architecture is about to kick off. Emerging architects, artists, designers, and cross-disciplinary teams are invited to submit their proposals for temporary pavilions to be installed at CHART, 26-29 August.

Five finalists will be selected by a strong, international jury and get a chance to realise their pavilion in the courtyard at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen during CHART 2021.

The cross-disciplinary jury includes: architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG); architect Shohei Shigematsu (OMA); designer Sabine Marcelis; artist Nina Beier; Director Simon Lamunière (OPEN HOUSE); and architect David Zahle (BIG).

About CHART Architecture 2021

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 must be either educated from or living in the Nordic countries.

The competition begins 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.

Winner of CHART Architecture 2017, Paper Pavillon by YATA architects.

Photo by David Hugo Cabo

I look forward to seeing all kinds of unexpected interpretations of this year’s theme. To see them realised in such a short time frame is a rarity and a treat.

David Zahle, Architect and Partner at BIG

Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), who over the past two decades has created groundbreaking architecture across the world. He is an Honorary Professor at the Royal Danish Art Academy’s School of Design and Architecture, and is a visiting professor at multiple universities including Harvard, Yale and Columbia. He was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Image by Andrew Zuckerman

Shohei Shigematsu, partner at OMA, one of the world’s leading architecture firms. Based in New York, leading the firm’s portfolio in the Americas and Japan, he has delivered a number of cultural projects including the Quebec National Museum. His ongoing museum projects include New Museum (NY) and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY).

Photography by Julian Cassady

"Spaces and objects create a setting and an atmosphere which inherently sets a tone and a stage for social or private engagements. It has a huge influence on making connections happen or prohibiting them. Thats the power of architecture."

Sabine Marcelis

Jury member of CHART Architecture 2021

Sabine Marcelis, one of Holland’s most recognised designers, working within the fields of product, installation and spatial design with a strong focus on materiality. The winner of multiple prestigious prizes, she most recently won Wallpaper*s award ‘Designer of the Year 2020’.

Simon Lamunière, curator based in Geneva, who has worked on major exhibitions at Domaine du Muy (FR) as well as curating the exhibition Art | Unlimited as part of Art Basel for several years. He is currently the Director at OPEN HOUSE, an outdoor exhibition spanning architecture, art and design.

Nina Beier, Danish artist with broad international experience and impact. She received her education from the Royal College of Art in London, and her work has been shown in multiple museums and institutions such as Tate Modern (UK), Walker Art Museum (US), Centre Pompidou (FR) and SMK (DK).

David Zahle, partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and the responsible architect for many of BIG’s award-winning projects, including prominent cultural projects like Kistefos (NO), Tirpitz on the Danish coast (DK) and the Danish Maritime Museum (DK).