On Friday 31 January, 43 new architects graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture. At the ceremony, various grants and prizes were awarded. The CEBRA Award, VOLA’s travel grants, 3XN’s travel grant, and The Casa Poli Residency were presented to the graduates.
Simon Strøyer received the CEBRA Award, which is awarded to a student whose project has, in the entire period leading up to graduation, convincingly managed to challenge the scope and boundaries of architecture. In terms of its development, the project has to be investigative and curious and must strive to push the boundaries of the traditional approach to and conception of architecture and spaces.
In his project ‘At The Edge Of The Shadow – A House For Tourism In Chernobyl’ Simon Strøyer takes a closer look at the concept of Dark Tourism in Chernobyl. In his project, he creates a hotel for the many tourists who are expected to visit the disaster area.
From CEBRA’s citation:
‘The project is communicated in a very convincing way, both in its account and its evocative models and renderings, which mix model-railway realism with artistic nerve in a way that is quite surprising. The models point to a new way of communicating architecture that illustrates how buildings patinate, wear and change over time.
The CEBRA Award 2020 goes to Simon Strøyer Glarborg for his inquisitive and consistent approach and high artistic level.’
Along with the award, Simon receives Le Corbusier’s legendary eight-volume Oeuvre Complete – and the design studio’s own publications CEBRAfiles 01, 02 and 03.