Friday 11 December the winners of the international student competition Drawing of the Year 2015 were revealed at Aarhus School of Architecture. This year’s theme was Sustainability Through Architecture. 120 students from 45 nations participated in the competition. The third prize, EUR 1000, went to Swedish Felicia Nino, who took her diploma at BAS in 2015. According to the jury " Her traditional hand drawing draws attention to the fact that it is we who control the machines and the digital tools – not the other way around"
The first prize went to Mark Thomas Smith (UK).
Dei tre nominerte til Årets bibliotek 2015 er Berg folkebibliotek, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek og Realfagsbiblioteket ved Universitetet i Oslo.
Prisen delast ut 14. januar 2016 i Fritt Ords lokale. Utdelinga er ope for alle. Les grunngjevinga kvifor Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek er nominert.
European Architectural Medals for the Best Diploma Projects is an annual European competition that awards excellence in crossing the threshold from education to profession. BAS nominated two diploma projects from 2015 for this competition. One of them was among the 30 shortlisted best diploma projects. Read more!
Come by and see the result of the research and design work the students on our three master courses have done in the autumn term 2015. Presentation in large auditorium, studio spaces. Open for all interested. See program.
Lala Tøyen har i høstsemesteret ansvar for masterkurset "Move", sykkelstrategi for Bergen, med blant annet Iwan Thomson, utdannet fra BAS, som lærer. Lala får 1. pris i Europan i samarbeid med Kåmmån. Tomten er Grønneviksøren i Bergen og temaet er blant annet "sharing". Les mer.
Charlie Palmer will discuss his global study Cycling Megacities and the future of urban movement in megacities. Cycling Megacities is a study into the current conditions for cycling in cities of over ten million people. It has evolved from the idea that we should not only be looking at the small cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam - where concepts of ‘life sized cities’ or ‘human scale cities’ have developed - for answers to the future of non-motorised transportation. Instead we should look at the mega metropolis for answers on how to design the sustainable cities of the future. Over 55% of the world’s population now resides in urban areas and this is only set to increase with developing nations still urbanising rapidly. Subsequently sustainable urban mobility is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Architecture in the Soviet Bloc is usually considered to be a matter either of monumental pomposity or endless prefabricated blocks of flats, and damned accordingly. This talk will ask how this perception emerged, and discuss some of the projects - such as communal housing in Moscow, experiments in 'open form' in Warsaw, and postmodernism in East Berlin - that suggested different directions for a 'Communist architecture' from the stereotype, and that might have suggested entirely different ways of life altogether from both the 'west' and the 'east' in the cold war. In large auditorium. Welcome!
2. December Statsbygg handed out their Student Award 2015 at BAS to the winner Karoline Kalstveit. Representative from Statsbygg's Western Region Maria Rosabelle Williams gave the check of NOK 20.000,- to the winner of the three nominated projects. "Statsbygg wishes to encourage innovative and experimental studies of architecture among future generations of architects. The Student Award will be handed out to one or more student projects at the master level for particularly innovative and well executed project work performed in accordance with state guidelines within the field of architecture. In the evaluation, emphasis is placed on clarity in quality and form, in terms of identity, practical usefulness and aesthetic value". Read the speach from Statsbygg and the comments from the Jury on the projects.