The Jury – Drawing of the Year 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture proudly presents the international jury of the student competition Drawing of the Year 2017.

The jury consists of architects Moon Hoon (KR), Trine Berthold (DK), Odile Decq (FR) and Rector Torben Nielsen (DK).

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Moon Hoon

Moon Hoon was educated in architecture in Korea and at MIT in the USA. He runs the studio Moon_Bal_Sso/MoonHoon Architects, where his core interest is breaking the boundaries of architecture by experimenting, crashing, and mixing with various other disciplines.

Moon Hoon’s major works include the hotel Rock It Suda, the Wind House, and the Sangsang Museum. He makes short films about his architecture, and his drawings have been acquired by Museum of Modern Art in NY and Tchoban Foundation in Berlin.

Moon Hoon has a desire to expand the expressive potential of architecture:

“I imagine a building, a city, a scene, a view, a nostalgic hometown and many other possibilities and potentials. I am avoiding the word fantasy, because fantasy can be drawn and thus built and realized in to this world we live in. Mundane, everydayness is drawn and exalted to a different sphere, where there is no longer any disparity between architecture and other things. All becomes fused into a whirlpool of fluctuation of fields. I am a doodler like a writer, I hope…”

Odile Decq

Odile Decq is a French architect and urban planner. She runs Studio Odile Decq where she is diversifying and radicalising her research. Being awarded The Golden Lion of Architecture during the Venice Biennale in 1996 acknowledged her early and unusual career. Other than just a style, an attitude or a process, Odile Decq’s work materialises a complete universe that embraces urban planning, architecture, design and art.

Odile Decq’s most recent projects include the office building Le Cargo in Paris, La Résidence Saint-Ange in Seyssins and Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum in Nanjing.

Her multidisciplinary approach was recognised with the Prix Femme Architecte in 2013. She has also been honoured with Architizer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in New York City for her pioneering work in architecture.

Odile Decq has been teaching architecture for the past 25 years. She has been invited to be a guest professor at prestigious universities such as the Bartlett (London) and Columbia University
(New York).

Trine Berthold

Trine Berthold is a Danish architect educated at Aarhus School of Architecture. Since 2003 she has been with schmidt hammer lassen architects where she is also an associate partner. She is mainly involved in concept development and the development of libraries.

From 2014-2017 Trine Berthold held the position of prorector at Aarhus School of Architecture.

Trine Berthold is a member of The Academy Council of the Artists Society and has since 2007 been engaged in an annual drawing event for kids and young adults:

“Drawing is a tool for speculating on the future. It allows us to materialise and communicate a sense of place, space or vision. It is an invitation to a discussion on values and the development of society,” explains Trine Berthold.

Torben Nielsen

Architect MAA Torben Nielsen has taught and researched at Aarhus School of Architecture since 1994 and has been rector at the school since 2010.

By establishing modern workshop facilities, he has emphasised students’ hands-on skills and their ability to test their ideas in scale 1:1. He has also strengthened the school’s international orientation through recruitment and cooperation with schools of architecture and universities located in such diverse locations as China, Mexico, and Australia.

As an architect, Torben Nielsen has mainly worked with the relationship between architecture and light – and his work on this theme has been exhibited several times.