Meet Annee Grøtte Viken, jury member bni award 2015


Who are you?
"Annee Grøtte Viken (NO/NL) works as an interior architect, artist and writer both through her own practice and as a member of the collaborative architectural and artistic practice ALBERGO ROSA. She is looking to reconfigure and play with how space can be approached and experienced and delves into fiction as a tool to explore and develop her spatial practice."

Why is the bni prize important?
"It is a moment to come together and celebrate the contemporary field of interior architecture, as well as an opportunity to raise questions, to ask what is it, to look at what we are doing and question where it is going and ask each other why we are doing what we are doing, and I think that is very important."

What is your focus while you’re judging the work of the nominees. What is your role in this procedure?
"I am interested in projects that open up for conversations and interactions between different disciplines and projects that are not afraid to explore what the profession can be about."

Which advise would you like to give to the nominees?
"Don’t take it too serious. "

How does the future of the profession of interior architecture look according to you?  
"The profession of interior architecture is full of potential and possibilities. In some aspects there is a certain need to develop a greater sense of identity within the field, sometimes it seems like its on its first day in high school, slightly confused and insecure; however that also means that there is still so much ahead left to explore, especially the potential of interdisciplinary exchange.  That, for me, makes the future of the profession of Interior architecture look very interesting and exciting, and one I would like to be a part of."