News: Angel Borrego Cubero chaired the jury of 120H competition

Architect Angel Borrego Cubero chaired the jury for this year’s edition of the 120Hours competition, the world’s largest architectural competition for students. The initiative, organized by a dedicated group of young architects from Norway, aims to contribute to a more inclusive competition culture in architecture, it is open to students worldwide, requires no entry fees, and offers monetary prizes.

The 2024 edition of 120 hours competition took inspiration from our documentary “The Competition,” selecting the same site for which renowned architects such as Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid were invited to compete in 2009. However, participants in the 120H open competition were not required to have previous accolades or credentials. Out of the 500 entries representing 76 countries, four winners were chosen along with 15 honorable mentions, resulting in 19 projects from 14 different countries.

The jury cited the four winners for their “sensitive, intelligent, and well-considered projects“:

  • Hongseung Seo, Yongje Moon, and Young Ha from Inha University, South Korea
  • Gustav Lantto and William Holmes from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
  • Berg Yu Yap and Stuart Confit from the University of Western Australia
  • Leif Arno Hofheinz and Davis Ancans from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

The international jury included Thomas Vonier (Senior Partner at Chesapeake Strategies and former President 2017-2021 of the International Union of Architects), Jette Cathrin Hopp (SNOHETTA Director for acquisition and new projects in Europe & UK), Elena Marco (Pro-Vice Chancellor & Head of College of Arts, Technology and Environment at the University of the West of England), Ingvild Hodnekvam (Founder architect of Sanden+Hodnekvam), and Lili Carr (student member, co-organizer of Free School of Architecture).

News: Conference on the Competition Culture in Europe

Amsterdam, September 28 – 29: Angel Borrego Cubero is one of the researchers to contribute at the International Conference on the Competition Culture in Europe, organized by Architectuur Lokaal: How can architects, especially the new generation, find out what competitions are being organized in Europe? What considerations should they make to participate in an architectural selection in another country? And how big is that chance of submitting a winning entry? Architectural selections for contracts under European thresholds are not announced on the official website TED. These smaller assignments often stay under the radar and in addition, not all European countries are EU members. A two-day International Conference on the Competition Culture in Europe at the start of a four-year program.

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