The architect Petra Gipp, nominee of the arcVision Prize in 2016, is among four architects shortlisted for the “Kasper Salin Prize for Best Building of the year”, the most prestigious architectural prize in Sweden, with the project Bruksgården, expansion wing in Höganäs. This year’s winner will be presented on November 28th.
Petra Gipp is one of the young female designers of greatest relevance in the Swedish school. Rational and sculptural, her architecture places the theme of mass at the center of the research process; they are primordial, well defined volumes that strongly affirm the surrounding landscape.
Petra Gipp vision in 2016, during her nomination for the arcVision Prize: “My ambition is to create architecture with a thoughtful relationship with the client’s requirements and the nature of the location. My work is based on a core idea that continues down to the design of the parts and the choice of materials.
My work blends architectural and sculptural expression and I strive to create works that form an architectural study where artistic expression is explored together with structural technological and sustainable solutions. To be able to develop my own expression and ideas, I started the Petra Gipp Arkitektur practice in 2009. I’m the sole owner of the studio and am deeply involved as the architect of record for all the projects.”
Stockholm (SWEDEN), 12 January 1967
My projects include the award-winning Kivik Art Center and The Cathedral inventor’s studio. I trained at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and have exhibited widely, notably at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2012 and 2014. My work has been published in many leading books and magazines.
I am a teacher and external critic at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology – architecture, in Stockholm, and an examiner at The Aarhus School of Architecture, Kolding School of Design, and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.