Wood Summit Småland 2019

Om June 27 Virserum Konsthall arranged Wood Summit Småland 2019. The day started with talks given by state architect Helena Bjarnegård at Boverket and Daniel Urey at LABLAB. Later in the day, the winning projects in the international competition Architecture of Necessity were presented by the architects. The jury stated the theme of the competition as follows: ”Considering the most pressing issues of today the jury would especially love to see entries that deal with the rural context – reactivation of forgotten places both with transformation of existing buildings and with new typologies, for example combining living, work and ’freespace’. ”

Below is a brief program of Wood Summit Småland 2019:

Kl 10 The conference opened with a short presentation of the issues of the day. 

Helena Bjarnegård, National Architect at National Board of Housing, Building and Planning gave a talk about designed habitat, the assignment given by the Government and its importance.

Daniel Urey, Head of Strategic Cultural Planning, LABLAB gave a talk on The Idea of the Rural.

Kl 13 The winning projects were presented by the architects. You can read more about the projects here

Kl 16 The seminar ended with the prize ceremony conducted by representatives from the Region Kalmar County and Hultsfred Municipality.

The book TRÄ 2019 was released at the conference. In it you can read about WOOD 2019 and Architecture of Necessity. The book is in both english and swedish and is for sale in our shop.