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Published: January 24, 2017
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Architectural Fairy Tales

Winners of largest architectural competition announced Feb. 6

Cover of 2016 winner "Welcome To The 5th Facade" by Olson Kundig. Courtesy of Olson Kundig and Blank Space.


“My cryonic technician described what had happened…” So begins the 2016 Fairy Tale competition winning story, written and illustrated by Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig. Hear an illuminating interview with Alan Maskin, principal at Olson Kundig, about their story-crafting process and listen to passages of the winning 2017 Fairy Tales read by Lauren Ober, host of WAMU’s The Big Listen. Fairy Tales, now in its fourth edition, is the largest architecture competition in the world, inviting architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, and students to submit original architectural fairy tales. 

The National Building Museum is proud to partner with Blank Space in presenting this celebration of competition winners.

Monday, February 6, 6:30–8 pm

$12 Members; $5 Students; $20 Non-members.

Press passes available; request through Emma Filar at efilar@nbm.org.

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