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Key concepts, Criteria and Quality Judgment in Architecture
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE). (arc•plan)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE). (arc•plan)
2007 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This article deals with issues related to theory/practice and professionals/layman in architectural competitions. The data is based from experience in Finland. Architectural competitions have been institutionalized since the end of the 19:th century and they are an important part of the architect’s profession. Despite this, there are few scientific studies made on this topic. Due to this, we hade done an Investigative survey in Finland.

The article is based on interviews, studies of competition material and literature. A special follow-up has been made on the competitions held during the years of 1999 and 2000; to get a picture of to what degree the winning competition proposals have been implemented. Seven persons with first hand experience from competitions have been interviewed. They represent the architect’s organization, the arranger and the competitors.

The presentation of the results from the completed interviews follows the different stages in the competition process. From the initial stage of bringing forward a competition programme for the task, through the judging of the entries into the final stage of presentation of an opinion from the jury. The task of the jury in architectural competitions is to find the best proposal among the entries. The judgement of the entries is a process where the jury appoint good proposals. Competence and consensus are two essential factors that make the jury feel comfortable in the final choice of a winner of an architectural competition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2007. 1-21 p.
Keyword [en]
Architectural Competitions, Evaluation, Quality, Peer Review, Judging
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33607OAI: diva2:416463
The Nordic Conference: Beyond Dichotomies, August 16-18, 2007
Ingår i forskningsprojekt, projektledare: Magnus Rönn

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