Architecture Competition Iceland Volcano Museum 2nd and Student prize winners - ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 2nd and Student prize winners of our “Iceland Volcano Museum” competition - Christian Kamp and Adrian Hildrum from Denmark!

Christian Kamp and Adrian Hildrum from Denmark

Christian Kamp and Adrian Hildrum from Denmark

We are two Master’s students from two different departments at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. We both did a Bachelor’s at the department of technology. After 2 years of internships in Belgium and Japan we caught up and decided to give this competition a try. The process of our work is based on our different experiences and knowledge. Adrian inquired into the juxtaposition between architecture and art. Christian explores the relation between human and nature.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where company/ individuals have been involved?

Adrian has participated in several competitions and worked with various scales of architecture, where the smaller housing projects have been the main focus, while Christian focused on larger scale societal approaches.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

To put it simply, it ́s everyday life. Atmosphere, matter and society is the content, architecture is the frame. We believe that our surroundings, on all scales, are equally important, ranging from the humble sandgrain to a majestic mountain. Architecture is simply there to complement the existing.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

We seek to compose architectural quality, with a philantrophic intention, which we believe makes a difference for the people engaging with it. The architecture competition can make this possible.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

A subject of consideration is that quality requires a lot of time. Participating in a competition is rewarded with a new experience, and skill is the gain of experience. Basically, you need to risk to gain, if you don’t try you won’t succeed.

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Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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project COMPETITION
Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
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Mar 06
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ideas COMPETITION
RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 08
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Prisons Redesigned!

Redesign and improve the way prisons work

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
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essay COMPETITION
ESSAY: The Architecture of Prisons

Submit your essay on prison architecture

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
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ideas COMPETITION
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 15
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What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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