Organised by EMMA, the TWRB Foundation, and the Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA, the international ideas competition attracted 91 entries from Finland and other European countries, as well as from Asia and North America.
The jury gave a €4,000 award to five quite different entries: The Give Collection from Finland, Trails from Finland, Map from the United Kingdom, Living Archive from Germany, and Sancho Poncha from the United States. The prize money totals €20,000. The award-winners will be invited to a seminar to be held in Finland on 18 October, the centenary of the birth of Rut Bryk, to discuss and develop their ideas further.
The jury selected the winners without knowing the identities of the entrants. As the jury did not consider any one of the 91 approved entries as sufficiently convincing, concrete or complete enough to be developed directly into a realizable design for the TWRB archive, the jury has decided to award five equal prizes. The jury does not recommend any one of the awarded entries as the basis for the final design development.
More information in the press-release and the jury report: