Register: JAN/18/2019, Submit: JAN/18/2019, Eligibility: Architecture students, young architects and professionals; individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 3 projects to create, print boards and build model: 150 EUR each; Winner: 800 EUR
This international architecture ideas competition is for the adaptive reuse of a tiny tourist office building in Skagen, Denmark. Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, located on the top of the Jutland peninsula. It is widely known for the Scandinavian artist colony ‘Skagensmalerne’, who assembled and worked in Skagen from the late 1870s until the turn of the century. But it is also one of Denmark’s main fishing ports, and the unique nature in the area in addition to the large number of architectural and cultural sights attract up to two million tourists annually, making it what you might call a seasonal town. In the 1920s a tourist office building was erected in front of the train station and in 1939 the first wooden shed was replaced with a small brick building by the architect Kristian Jensen. The building consists of one room around 13 m2 with two large windows and one door. The building was originally attached to the Hotel ‘Skagens Hotel’ and housed the tourist office for decades.