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From Architectural Policies to Implementations of Architectural Competitions
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (arc•plan)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment. (arc•plan)
2009 (English)In: Wettbewerbe aktuell, 3- p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea behind this research paper is twofold. Firstly, we are aimed to describe how the architectural policies promote competitions in the Nordic countries. Secondly, we would like to present the outcomes of our recent investigation on the implementation level of prize-winning architectural design in the Nordic countries.


During the 1990s, the governments of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland developed architecture as a field for politics. The policies were introduced as a culture response to a de-regulated and market oriented building sector. Simultaneously, the paper shows how often an architectural competition ends up in a winning proposal and the architect behind the first prize is commissioned.


We have followed up the architectural competitions carried out for two years during the 1999-2000 in the Nordic countries. We were keen to find out if the competitions have been deployed in accordance to their planned targets. The study is based on the competitions that have been approved by the architects association in each country. The research results provide us with empirical data about the efficiency of architectural competition as a system and some idea about its future improvement.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 3- p.
Keyword [en]
architectural competition, architectural policies, implementations
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Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29577OAI: diva2:396082
Arkitekturtävlingar i Norden
QC 20110307Available from: 2011-03-08 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2011-11-10Bibliographically approved

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