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: `The Competition´, exhibited at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Our documentary film The Competition will be part of the group exhibition WHAT IF at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum between 25.11.2023 – 05.05.2024, in Basel.  The opening will take place on 24/11/2023, 7 PM. Further details on S AM website.

What If

Lost, rejected, stalled or changed… There is a vast number of architectural designs that continue to be talked about in Switzerland, even though they have never been built. The S AM takes a look back at them and constructs a utopian-dystopian image of what Switzerland could have been.

The exhibition is conceived in dialogue with:
Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, Architekturforum Biel / Forum de l’architecture Bienne, Architekturforum im Touringhaus Solothurn, Architekturforum Obersee, Architekturforum Thun, Architekturforum Zürich, ArchitekturForumBern, Archives de la construction moderne (Acm) und Archizoom, Archivio del Moderno, BauForumZug, Das Gelbe Haus, FAR Forum d’Architectures, Forum Architektur Winterthur, Glarner Architekturforum, gta Exhibitions, Istituto Internazionale di Architettura (i2a), Fondation Pavillon Sicli, Schaffhauser Architektur Forum, Teatro dell’architettura, ZAZ Bellerive – Zentrum Architektur Zürich.

With projects from:
Architekturforum Obersee; Mario Botta; Martin H. Burckhardt; Caruso St John, Thomas Demand; Consiglio di Stato della Repubblica e Cantone Ticino; Aurelio Galfetti, Jachen Könz; Godfrey Grima, George Grima, André Bornet; Herzog & de Meuron; Kantonsingenieur des Kantons Zug; Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret; Hans Leuzinger; P.M.; Morphosis; Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Cattani; Luigi Snozzi, Bruno Jenni; Tiefbauamt des Kantons Bern, Stadtplanung der Stadt Biel; Bernard Tschumi, Luca Merlini; Jean Tschumi; Werner Stücheli, Jørn Utzon.

Film:
The Competition (2013), Angel Borrego Cubero. With Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault.

Source of the description: S AM Website

Image: “The Competition” in show at S AM. Photo©Tom Bisig

News: Angel Borrego, guest speaker at the presentation of the magazine Arquitectura

On Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., the issue #386 of the magazine Arquitectura will be presented at the COAM Architects Association of Madrid The documentary The Competition will be screened, followed by a conversation between Ángel Borrego Cubero, architect and director of the documentary; Remedios Zafra, researcher at the Center for Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC and author, among other things, of the book “El Entusiasmo. Precariedad y trabajo creativo en la era digital” (Enthusiasm. Precariousness and creative work in the digital age), an Anagrama Essay awardee in 2017; Luis Rojo, architect and guest editor of issue #386; Alejandro Valdivieso and Silvia Muñoz, director and member of the editorial team of Arquitectura magazine, respectively.

The film will be shown in Original Version (multiple languages) with Spanish subtitles.

Free access, registration is required.

News: Lecture at University of Mons

On the 24th of February 2022 , in Mons, architect Ángel Borrego Cubero gave a lecture addressed to the students of the Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de l’Université de Mons, of the Service de Génie Architectural et Urbain de la Faculté Polytechnique and of the École Supérieure des Arts-Arts2.

Alongside the lecture, there were also several screenings of  “The Competition”, the documentary film on competitions of architecture made by Borrego.

The lecture and the screenings, were part of “Jeudi Archi“, an event organised by the Université de Mons,  l’Ordre des Architectes de la Province de Hainaut and Plaza Arthouse de Mons.

News: In show within the exhibition Premios COAM 2005 / 2016

In 2014 we won the 1st COAM Prize for The Competition and in 2015 we won the COAM Prize with Special Mention by Factoría Cultural  Madrid. The COAM Awards are given annually by the Architects Association from Madrid and are among the most important architecture awards in Spain. Thanks to these two awards, we now participate in the exhibition and catalog “COAM Award for Contemporary Architecture of Madrid 2005 – 2016”. It opens tomorrow, September 29, 13: 30h, at the COAM in Madrid with the presence of Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador of France in Spain, Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Jose Maria Ezquiaga, Dean of the COAM, Edgar Gonzalez, Curator of the exhibition.

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