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9000 Aalborg


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Judging criteria & submission requirements

The following criteria and requirements clarify and ensure the formalities with regard to how the jury will evaluate and judge your project. For a chance to win you must read and understand the judging criteria and submission requirements thoroughly as well as implement them well into your project.


Judging criteria


The jury will evaluate the projects in accordance with the following criteria:


  • The entrant’s ability to explore, visualise, and implement Jørn Utzon’s architectural intention. This requires that you explore Jørn Utzon’s previous work further in order to understand his fundamental way of thinking regarding architecture. 
  • The entrant’s aesthetic language. The jury will not be looking for a particular style but a clear voice and a personal take.
  • The entrant’s ability to use new digital tools of visualization in a meaningful manner.
  • The entrant’s ability to visualise Jørn Utzon’s work of architecture in a way which is comprehensible for a wider, non-specialised audience.
  • The entrant’s ability to find interesting points of intersection between Jørn Utzon’s analogue drawings and modern 3d drawing techniques.
  • The entrant’s ability to challenge trending modes of visualisation. The jury will be looking for entries with an experimental, non-dogmatic and innovative approach to 3-dimensional visualisation tools.


Submission requirements


You need to submit the following files:


  • 1-page project description. Please focus on your interpretation of Jørn Utzon’s work, and the way in which this has influenced your visualisation.


  • One 3D animated model that explores and visualises the architectural qualities of Jørn Utzon’s architecture. This could be a fully 3d animated visualisation, animated graphic, or watercolour by combining analogue or digital tools etc. 
    • Film resolution: Full HD, or preferably 4K
    • Video file format: AVI, MOV or MP4


  • 5-10 renders showing key aspects of Jørn Utzon’s architecture. The 5-10 renders could be still images, drawings extracted from the 3D animated film, or hand-drawen visualisation. But minimum one render should be a section render, and minimum one render should be a plan render/top view.
    • File format: JPEG /PNG
    • Image dimensions: minimum A1 / 594x841 MM
    • Render resolution: minimum 300 dpi
    • High quality scanned (at a minimum)


The following two items are optional and not required in order to submit your project. However, some submissions may benefit from the following:


  • One 3D model prepared for 3D printing, if the entrant find that it supports one's submission. You should then specify in the 1-page description what material the model should be printed in. Consider what material captures your vision for the visualisations better, so video still renders, and the 3D printed model becomes a part of one seamless narrative. The 3D model that shows the entire project including its context, it could be a section model or something else, as long as you have carefully thought about your choice.
    • File format: OBJ, STL or VRML if the file has colour and you want this to be transferred to the print.
    • Tolerances: The 3D print file should be prepared with the right resolution and tolerances according to your choice of printing material.


  • A VR model, if this further supports your submission, but this is not a requirement. 


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