Statsbygg Prize 2020

Statsbygg is giving out the student prize in order to promote experimental and innovative studies in interior architecture. This year the prize went to our graduate student Dominika Prokurat for her master thesis called Tree-specific Architecture.

Find the MA thesis here in the following link:

Dominika Prokurat har fått Statsbyggprisen og 20 000 kroner i prispenger.

Statsbyggprisen studentpris skal fremme eksperimentelle og innovative studier i interiørarkitektur. Prisen går til en eller flere studenter på masternivå. Prispengene er på 20 000 kroner, og juryen legger vekt på disse kvalitetene, i bedømmelsen av vinneren:

  • Aktualitet
  • Formell tydelighet og estetisk verdi
  • Funksjonalitet
  • Miljømessig og samfunnsmessig bevissthet
  • Universell design
  • Analytisk tilnærming
  • Kvaliteten og tilgjengeligheten i presentasjonen

Hele juryens bedømmelse og konklusjon:

"This project is based on the idea of creating a Tree-Specific Architecture, which encourages us to discover Oslo’s city trees from a different perspective, and at the same time, provides us with a space to rest our minds from the city rush. The theme is very relevant as we should stop and reflect on how safe and lucky we are in these challenging times. The project can also be used for inspiration so that we can allow ourselves to notice, study and appreciate the nature in everyday life.

The project meets all the criteria Statsbygg uses for the award. We will nevertheless highlight the beautiful movie, the poetic storytelling and the sketches in the design concept evolution.

The material is presented professionally, and it is conveyed easily, pedagogically, and beautifully through sketches and text."


The projects are both well executed, and they both meet Statsbygg main criteria for the prize, experimental studies. But after discussion the jury settled on the project which we mean fulfills the goals of the Statsbygg prize to the most degree.

The prize goes to Dominika Prokurat! Statsbygg congratulates the winner!

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