WHAT’S GOING ON?
Wastelands: XXXII European Architecture Students Assembly in cooperation with Flow Festival organized a design competition with an objective to design a compact stage for the use of Flow Festival. The anonymous contest was open for students, postgraduates, researchers and/or equivalent non-practising-professionals of the fields related to architecture, arts and design.
The following team was selected to be awarded with the first prize (STAGE–workshop in Wastelands: XXXII European Architecture Students Assembly, Flow Festival VIP-passes, accommodation and travel costs to Helsinki) of the STAGE–competition:
Larisa Kazic (SI), Tea Kogovsek (SI), Nejc Lebar (SI), Alja Košir (SI)
The winning stage construction fits greatly into the chronological continuum of Suvilahti power production site, reflecting the elements and forms in the existing infrastructure in a completely unexpected scale and style. The design also displayed an insightful take on the competition’s briefing, equally functioning as a visible landmark among the enormous gasometers and the old power plant structures. The stage presents the audience and the artists with a remarkable chance of interaction during the performances.
An illustration of the winning stage concept
View below the massive “Balloon” – the winning stage design
Additionally, the jury decided to award the three following groups with honorary mentions and VIP-passes to Flow Festival:
Stanisław Butelski (PL), Piotr Pasierbiński (PL), Jakub Senkowski (PL), Bartłomiej Łużny (PL)
Lotta Kindberg (FI), Sanni Sipilä (FI)
Elsa Deconchat (FR), Fanny Jacquet (FR), Lise Barbry (FR), Patrick O’Connor (IE)
A snapshot of the proposal “Blob” (awarded with an honorary mention) by Stanisław Butelski, Piotr Pasierbiński, Jakub Senkowski and Bartłomiej Łużny
The competition brief in its entirety can be viewed here.