The Henning Larsen Foundation announced the winners of its first film competition on Aug. 26. The foundation, established in 2001 by architect Henning Larsen, Hon. FAIA, awards grants to young designers in Larson's native country, Denmark, every year on his birthday, Aug. 20. Besides awarding these grants, the foundation has organized international competitions in the fields of architectural photography, drawing, and writing in 2007, 2008, 2012, and now, 2015.
This year, a film competition was organized, with a theme of "the experience of architectural space over time," according to a press release. Three submissions were chosen out of 118 entries, with each winner receiving prize money of €9,000, €6,000, and €3,000 respectively.
Cornell University architecture student Cole Phoenix Skaggs, won first place with his short film titled "78 Hours." It was shot in OMA's Millstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithica, New York.
Second place went to video artist Sam Renseiw (an alias for Danish architect Thomas Wiesner). His entry was titled "détournement," and was shot in the Højerup Old Church in Denmark, a structure that dates back to the 13th century.
Third place was awarded to National Film School of Denmark student Barbara Bohr, for her untitled short film, which was shot in a warehouse in Copenhagen.
Visit the Henning Larsen Foundation to watch the winners' films.