TRANSFER Architecture Video Award presents the winners of its first edition

TRANSFER Architecture Video Award announced the winning works of its first edition at a ceremony held on 23 November in the framework of the AFTZ Architektur FilmTage Zürich.

The first winner of the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is the video by Luís Úrculo, Brazilian Embassy / Ipiña + Nieto Arquitectos, Chile, 2019.

In the jury’s words, the film “shows how a simple yet powerful concept, the unveiling of a recently renovated building, can be achieved in a way that is at once literal and uniquely elegant and poetic”.

Honorable Mentions
The jury awarded six honorable mentions to the following videos:

Il muro cattivo (The Common Wall), Bram Lattré, Belgium, 2015

251 First Street by ODA Architects, ImagenSubliminal, USA, 2017

The Killing of Rouzan Al-Najjar, Forensic Architecture, UK, 2018

Made in Ilima, Thatcher Bean, Congo, USA, 2017

Plaza Rakyat, Ong Sau Kai, Malaysia, 2018

Traces, Javiera Godoy, UK, 2019

The jury and the organisers warmly congratulate all the finalists and the more than 300 participants in the first edition of the #TRANSFERVideoAward for the high quality of the entries!

TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award created to recognise the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city and landscape worldwide.

The international jury was made up of George Arbid (Arab Center of Architecture), Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine (artists and filmmakers), José Juan Barba (METALOCUS), Ciro Najle (Torcuato di Tella University), Nader Tehrani (Cooper Union), Erwin Viray (Singapore University of Technology and Design), Helen van Vemde (Sotto Voce Foundation) and Isabel Concheiro (TRANSFER).

The main criteria taken into account by the jury were the contribution made by the videos to the exploration of innovative ways of analysing and experiencing architecture, city and landscape; the relevance of the chosen theme and its social impact; and the quality of production. The growing importance of video as an instrument for the analysis of architecture and the natural and built environment alike can be seen in the variety and quality of the winning videos, and in the lively international interest generated by this new award.

The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2019 ceremony took place in Zürich on 23 November 2019 in the framework of the AFTZ Architektur FilmTage Zurich at the ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich.

Next year, a selection of the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2019 entries will go on show in an exhibition in the framework of Écrans Urbains 2020 at the Musée Cantonal de Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, from 2 to 6 April 2020.

View the finalists on the new