CHART Architecture 2023 First Prize, Copenhagen architecture contest, Danish Building competition images
CHART Architecture 2023 Copenhagen
1rst September 2023
CHART is delighted to announce that Off-The-Shelf, designed by Plan Noll, has been awarded 1st prize during CHART Architecture 2023.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos by Joakim Züger (BARSK Projects)
Off-The-Shelf is this winner of this year’s competition
The winning pavilion selected by the jury is Off-The-Shelf by Plan Noll (Anton Boman, Jonathan Lindberg and Matthew Wilson).
The pavilion created a new archway inside the courtyards at Charlottenborg building on the principles of compression/release already at play, to create a dramatic and immersive experience for visitors at CHART 2023.
Functioning as a meeting point inside the busy courtyard, the structure foregrounds the aesthetics of a baroque palace, but achieves this appearance using “off-the-shelf” materials including corrugated fiberglass sheets and galvanised steel scaffolding standards.
By focusing on unprocessed and readily available materials, this proposal ensures that all of its constituent parts can be reused in future projects. In its proposed state, Off-The-Shelf makes direct reference to the existing architecture at Charlottenborg, including cornice details and the Tuscan/Doric portal at the far end of the courtyard, to create a “contextual but foreign object” that encourages viewers to actively observe and engage.
The team behind Off-The-Shelf is made up of Anton Boman, Jonathan Lindberg, and Matthew Wilson. Together they form Plan Noll.
The jury consisted of Gert Wingårdh, owner and creative director of Wingårdhs, Lise Gandrup Jørgensen, partner and project director of Danish architecture studio Dorte Mandrup, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, contemporary artist based in Copenhagen, Camilla Ryhl Ph.D, head of the Universal Design Hub, Anders Lendager, architect, CEO and founder of Lendager, and Rong Guan, designer and in-house architect at Polestar.
Gert Wingårdh speaking on behalf of the jury about winning pavilion ‘Off-The-Shelf’:
“We think its a very unique project – that it’s designed for this very spot. All the other pavilions can be anywhere, but Off The Shelf is unique to this spot. We think its very easy to access, and this is relevant to the competition’s focus universal design. We think it also acknowledges sustainability well. It’s motto is written in the very name of it: off the shelf. Nothing is cut and everything is possible to return; it’s a very sustainable idea.”
Anton Boman speaking on behalf of winning team Plan Noll:
“It’s very different from our everyday work, doing a piece like this. And I think, all three of us have been super happy with the process. We want to thank CHART so much for the opportunity to do something which is a bit more artistic in how it’s developed and how it’s designed. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I hope you like experiencing the pavilion.”
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Location: Artillerivej 126, 2300 København S, Danmark
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