Summary: The secret of Copenhagen is open for the world to discover, and 2023 marks this special moment that has a chance to open it for the rest of the world. The competition brief here is to design an Athenaeum for Architecture at Copenhagen, that resonates with the evolving trends of world architecture. The word “Athenaeum” in the 21st century should be more than just a space for learning about architecture. This one of a kind endeavor of Architecture for Architecture should disseminate the past and its links to the current architectural trends, which shall pave the way to the future of world architecture ideologies.
Description: The users of this Athenaeum would not be just architects or from a certain educational background, but for people and creatives at large. The place is not dedicated just for the built environment, but to the architects of ideas and concepts that led to this place, inspiring more people to know about the hidden lines between architecture.
The purpose of the Athenaeum is to act as a gateway for the old & new, a vault of knowledge and ideas that initiate dialogue for the future of architectural philosophies of the world.
1. Content: The challenge is to frame the various themes of how the Athenaeum of World Architecture and its evolving patterns are presented. The program should also have various activities associated with learning and leisure.
2. Experience: Once curated, the next step of the challenge is to craft how this journey or the message of architectural evolution is conveyed to people and designers from all around the world who would be visiting this place.
3. Enclosure: The final part of the challenge is to give a form to this experience crafted from the contents you have created for the Athenaeum. This can be springing from either the Danish fabric of Architecture or your interpretations from the world.
Read in details about this open call and download the competition brief here!