In Sweden, the traditional People's Parks used to have a turnstile, portal or something even grander as an entrance. Entrances are central for every meeting place. They can invite people inside, but above all they make the place more relevant. They reveal that there is something behind it, something to discover, do, experience or be a part of. Based on the concept of the Swedish Welfare State and drawing inspiration from the People's Parks, the aim of the competition lunched in April 2016 was to collect ideas for interpreting, designing and finally constructing two entries at Kvarnbacken that will be implemented on site fall 2016.
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The competition received 330 submissions from all over the world. 26 submissions were shortlisted and exhibited in Jakobsbergs Centrum during two weeks, early June 2016. An international jury; Andres Jaque, Office for Political innovation, Marina Otero Verzier, Head of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, Curator Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and Brendan Cormier, Lead Curator of 20th and 21st century design, Victoria and Albert Museum London selected two winners among the anonymous contributions. ”Procastinated Gate” and ”Virtual Limits” will be implemented on Kvarnbacken during fall 2016. In addition a peoples vote was granted among the winners. The results of the competition were announced in the presence of the jury at a seminar on the 10th of June 2016.
For further information, visit the competition website http://jarfalla-logingate-competition.com/
The competition is open for architecture, design and digital media students and professionals.
Competition announced in April, 2016
Deadline for entries was 29 May, 2016
The jury announced the winners 10 June, 2016
Read more about the competition at http://jarfalla-logingate-competition.com/