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Wood architecture awards to students

The School of Architecture at Tampere University of Technology, the municipality of Kangasala and Tampere Vocational College Tredu held a competition seeking exciting and innovative design ideas for an exhibition pavilion. The entries will be on display in the Sähkötalo building until 3 May.

The City of Zülpich, which is Kangasala’s twin town in Germany, will host a garden show in 2014. The students who took part in the competition were assigned to submit conceptual design proposals for Kangasala’s exhibition pavilion that will showcased at the event. The building had to be aesthetically pleasing, structurally sound and easily transportable.

The winners were announced on Tuesday, 23 April at TUT. First prize was awarded to Kalle Tuomola. The jury was especially delighted with the versatility and flexibility of Tuomola’s minimalistic design. 

A total of 29 entries were accepted for the competition. They were submitted and evaluated anonymously. Students attending a course on Finnish wood architecture were eligible to take part in the competition. The majority of them were foreign exchange students. Many of the contestants were inspired by Kangasala’s landscape dominated by ridges and rolling hills.

The members of the jury were unanimous in their decision to award the following entries:  

1st prize: ”Kratti” by Kalle Tuomola, Finland
2nd prize: ”Kangasala retreat” by Folkert Hofstra, Netherlands
3rd prize: ”Pinus sylvestris” by András Botos, Hungary

”The path” by Rafael Alonso Candau, Spain
”Wood stone” by Armelle La Chance, Canada

Honorary mentions:

”Un amour emeché” by Pierre-Aimé Herfeld, France
”Edie Sedgwick” by Katerina Ruzickova, Czech Republic

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
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