Yesterday we handed out OFFECCT Priset (the OFFECCT Prize) to Daniel Johansson for his thesis Urban Corridors – a Stockholm Fantasy. The 2010 nominees were – besides Johansson – Anneli Åhlén, Anna Jacobson, Karl Johan Nyqvist & Daniel Sundlin and Caroline Csemiczky.
OFFECCT Priset is established to reward a young promising architectural student at the School of Architecture at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in our ambition to promote the next generation of architects.
The selection of the five nominated architect students’ theses have been made by a competent and renowned jury led by Thomas Sandell. This year’s jury consisted of Thomas Sandell from sandellsandberg, Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, Anna Pang from KTH and Patrik Persson from OFFECCT. The jury’s statement reads:
“The project Urban Corridors – a Stockholm Fantasy is a challenging and thought-provoking architectural project. It has its origins in a historical analysis of the emergence of Stockholm where the relationship between land and water has constantly been changed by man as well as nature.
The project proposes the development of Stockholm under the water surface in submerged structures. Powerful images communicate this possible future and jump-start the viewer’s imagination.
The project moves between reality and fiction and discusses what architecture could be.
A very convincing, conscious and visionary project that leaves us with the idea that what is fantasy today is reality tomorrow.”
Below are some pictures from the well attended and appreciated prize ceremony.
The five nominees and the winner is displayed in an exhibition at the OFFECCT Showroom in Stockholm throughout the summer. Welcome to Torsgatan 13!
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