The importance of sustainable architecture

Virserum Art Museum has made an invitation to the competition in the international triennial of sustainable community building – Architecture of Necessity. The invitation has been distributed to architects around the world. For 2016 the theme is ”urban transformation”. What happens to the quickly built residential areas around cities in Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world?

During the autumn of 2009, Virserum Art Museum launched the international manifesto on the Architecture of Necessity, and this is the third time the competition is held. 143 entries from 28 countries were submitted for the 2010 exhibition, 42 of which went on display. In 2013 300 entries from 43 countries were submitted and 98 were displayed.

An international jury is responsible for the selection of entries and the winners –a jury, which again is led by Claes Caldenby, professor of architectural theory and history at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other memebers are: Epp Lankots at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallin, Estonia, Inge Vestergaard Associate Professor Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, and Erik Stenberg Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Architecture of Necessity will be one of the main features of the Virserum Art Museum exhibition in 2016 where the theme is «future visions of how we live in 50 to 100 years”.

You’re welcome to spread information on the appeal and the competition. The link to the invitation and to the appeal you find below.

Architecture of Necessityinvitation

Architecture of Necessityappeal

For more information please contact
Annelie Babitz, Project Secretary or + 46 495 31576.