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Architectural Competitions – Histories and Practice
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), Architecture. (arc•plan)
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Achitectural competitions are no longer simply professional praxis for architects and a recurrent exercise for students at schools of architecture. The competition has also turned into a field of research, and this book is part of an effort constituting the architectural competition as a field for studies with scholarly claims. The first doctoral dissertations on competitions were presented in the 1990s in Europe. Another clear manifestation of research interest is the growth and spread of scholarly conferences on architectural competitions.

The contributions to the book show in a convincing way that the architectural competition is an interesting and rewarding object for research. The competition processes bear rich empirical findings to which one may refer for knowledge about architecture as professional practice, as educational subject and research platform. The architectural competition illustrates processes of change in society that are technical and organizational as well as social; it shows up constructive dilemmas, the borderline of rationality and the relative, creative insecurity of knowledge production in architectural projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hamburgsund: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013, 350. , 350 p.
Keyword [en]
Architectural competitions, competing in architecture, urban design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140437ISBN: 978-91-85249-16-9OAI: diva2:690516

Authors: Maarit Kaipiainen, Antigoni Katsakou, Jonas E Andersson, Magnus Rönn, Judith Strong, Pedro Guilherme, João Rocha, Leentje Volker, Kristian Kreiner, Charlotte Svensson, Elisabeth Tostrup, Thomas Hoffmann-Kuhnt and Mats T Beckman

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Available from: 2014-01-23 Created: 2014-01-23 Last updated: 2014-02-05Bibliographically approved

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