A short interview with FutureBuilt


In lead up to the competition we have invited the five jury members to talk a bit about their expectations, and to share a few tips with the participants. First up are Pia Bodahl and Birgit Rusten from the competition organizer FutureBuilt

Why did you choose to hold this competition?

We need fresh ideas on how to solve the challenge of making the FutureBuilt pilot projects visible to the public. We were familiar with the 120 HOURS concept, and we think it is an innovative way of organizing a competition, that would fit very well with our challenge. Also, the short competition period makes it affordable for many to participate.

After speaking with the 120 HOURS staff we found that 120 HOURS and FutureBuilt could be a great match!

The combination of physical and digital information will probably be more and more important. Due to the climate change challenge we think the competition will appeal to young architects and designers.  And we also think participating in the competition will make them more aware of the possibilities to find architectural solutions and contributions to prevent climate change. The participants will also increase their knowledge about climate efficient architecture.

What are you looking forward to most in the jury process for this competition?

We hope to see a lot of contributions showing solutions that we haven´t thought of already. If we knew exactly how we wanted to solve this we would not have arranged this competition.

What are you looking for in a winning project?

Something smart, physical aesthetic and modest at the same time.

Do you have any tips for the contestants?

The physical installations cannot be voluminous, because then we will not get the acceptance to put them next to the pilot projects. The solutions cannot be costly to realize.

We wish all the contestants the best of luck!

Pia & Birgit