2020 Kaplicky Internship Competition

19. June 2020

The Kaplicky Internship competition enters a new year, continuing its mission to provide a unique opportunity for Czech students and graduates of the architectural field.  The creator of this year’s winning project will receive a three-month paid internship in the studio of David Chipperfield (above, photo by Ingrid von Krause). The Bakala Foundation organizes the competition commemorating the legacy of renowned architect Jan Kaplicky in cooperation with The Design Museum in London and the Kaplicky Centre Foundation.

The Kaplicky Internship competition opens the door to the world of architecture for its winner. In the previous five years, the winners of the competition won internships at prestigious London studios: Eva Jiřičná, Zaha Hadid, Allies and Morrison, Adjaye Associates, and most recently Heatherwick Studios. This year’s winner will head to the studio of another prominent British architect, the founder of the famous 9H Gallery, David Chipperfield. He founded his studio in 1985 and now has offices in Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai in addition to London.

James-Simon-Galerie (photo: Simon Menges)

David Chipperfield Architects has implemented cultural, public, commercial, and residential projects around the world and won numerous international awards. Their restoration of the Neues Museum in Berlin won the European Miese van der Rohe prize and the Deutscher Architekturpreis Prize in 2011.

For more information on the conditions of participation in the competition, visit the Bakala Foundation Website.

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