************* JANUARY 18, 2019 *************
This international architecture ideas competition invites all architecture students, young architects and young creative professionals to develop and submit compelling ideas for the adaptive reuse of a tiny tourist office building in Skagen, Denmark.
Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, located on the top of the Jutland peninsula. It is widely known for the Scandinavian artist colony ‘Skagensmalerne’, who assembled and worked in Skagen from the late 1870s until the turn of the century. But it is also one of Denmark’s main fishing ports, and the unique nature in the area in addition to the large number of architectural and cultural sights attract up to two million tourists annually, making it what you might call a seasonal town.
In the 1920s a tourist office building was erected in front of the train station and in 1939 the first wooden shed was replaced with a small brick building by the architect Kristian Jensen. The building consists of one room around 13 m2 with two large windows and one door. The building was originally attached to the Hotel ‘Skagens Hotel’ and housed the tourist office for decades. The hotel is now gone and the tourist office is housed in a large listed building by the harbour.
The Skagen station is the main railway station in the town of Skagen. The station opened in 1890 and the main building was rebuild by architect Ulrik Plesner in 1919. The building has recently been sold to Danish investors and the small arrival hall is now empty and closed off. A bike rental shop is housed in one end of the station behind the small tourist office. They now also own the former tourist office and would like to add a garage extension while restoring the small building to a new use.
1. New use
What could this tiny building be used for? Should it be a workshop for an artist, a tiny bar, an interactive information kiosk, a huge fish tank or which purpose would benefit the local community as well as all the visitors that pass by each year?
The identity and shape of the building including the existing brickwork should be kept and restored. The surfaces, the interior, the extension(s) can be anything that fits the new use.
3. Garage extension
A garage extension should be incorporated in the new design. With space for at least one normal sized car.
Deadline January 18, 2019
One A4 page with a conceptual sketch of the adaptive reuse of the building.
Including a plan, one perspective sketch and a 200 word description.
Deadline February 10, 2019
Three projects are chosen on January 20, 2019 and each receive 150 € to create and print one A0 board and build one 1:10 model for exhibition in the actual building.
Exhibition February 10 - March 9 2019
The three projects will be exhibited in the building for a month, and the locals will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite project.
The jury will meet on March 10, 2019 and the winner of the competition will be announced on March 15, 2019 and receive the prize of 800 €.
Contact, questions and submissions:
Submission: January 18, 2019
Language: English or Scandinavian languages
Location: Skagen, Denmark
Prizes: Winner receives 800 Euros.
Top 3 projects receive 150 Euros to print boards and build a scale model for exhibition purposes.
Publication in the yearly newspaper.
MAPPING THE INFRASTRUCTURES OF A NEW TOWN
************* JULY 30 – AUGUST 10 2019 *************
In 2019, the CAFx Summer School will focus on portraying the segregated infrastructures of a post-war new town structured around a branched hierarchy of infrastructures.
The CAFx Summer School 2019 takes place in Tingbjerg and aims to create short cinematic portraits of the stories, connected to the local infrastructures. We will unfold the narratives on the basis of analogue ethnographic fieldwork onsite. At the end of the summer school, we will display and screen the films and fieldwork at a public premiere.
Planned in the 1950s, Tingbjerg is a large social housing estate, surrounded by nature on the northwest edge of the Copenhagen Municipality, just 10 km from the city centre. The prominent Danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen planned Tingbjerg together with the leading landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen inspired by the English New Town model.
On the one hand, Tingbjerg is classified as a built environment with a high conservation value, on the other hand it is on the national list of ghetto areas in Denmark. Currently, the area houses about 6,000 inhabitants, distributed on approximately 2,100 apartments.
During the summer school, we will examine various infrastructures to uncover and explore how Tingbjerg was originally designed, how it has evolved and how the everyday life is lived between the houses today. This includes questions of mobility, security, landscape, practices of everyday life, connectivity to the rest of Copenhagen, private/public spaces, etc. in an area where everybody was initially newcomers as New Towns by definition have no ‘original’ inhabitants– every resident is a migrant.
Through ethnological field work combined with analogue mapping methods, photography and gathering of stories, the participants will be able to understand the area’s culture and context from within and learn from the local places and the people.
Based on the collected knowledge, the participants will develop a film concept individually or in groups that portrays an aspect of the infrastructure in Tingbjerg. Be it an architectural centre, a social point of reference or something completely different.
The CAFx summer school is open to both students and professionals with a background in professions, relevant to the fields of architecture and film, or those who are interested in exploring new interdisciplinary environments/collaborations. Applicants are expected to have a basic experience in working with film.
The architect Susanne Eeg from the association Onsdagsskolen is the convener of the program while guest lecturers, practitioners and other relevant professionals will give talks, lectures and workshops.
Course Period: 30 July - 10 August 2019
Tuition Fee: 450 EUR
Accommodation, meals and film equipment not included.
Application: Deadline May 24.
How to Apply: Email a short motivation letter and a portfolio of relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more and watch the films of the last years Summer Schools --> www.cafx.dk/summer-schools/