Nina Horne is the winner of the photo competition #MyMirrorWindow with her photo of a window reflection in the façade of the Danish National Bank in Copenhagen.
More than 300 people participated in our Instagram competition and shared their window reflections. The photos are taken all over the world at different times of the day and of the year. We received reflections of unspoiled nature, of people, and of city life, along with a row of photos capturing a dramatic sky framed in a window.
From the October 12th until the November 9th, 2018, VILLUM Window Collection and Danish Architecture Center present the winning photo and a collection of photos from the competition in an exhibition on Bryghuspladsen in front of BLOX, Copenhagen. The photos can also be seen in a small exhibition at the VILLUM Window Collection from the October 24th until January 31st, 2019.
The jury who selected the winning photo and picked out the photos for the upcoming exhibitions were Dorthe Bech-Nielsen, architect and museum director of VILLUM Window Collection, and Thomas Henriksen, senior project manager at Danish Architecture Center,
The assessment of the winning photo emphasised that the photo is “a beautifully composed photo that draws your attention and speaks to our aesthetic sense. The photo captures a reflection in the curtain-wall of the National Bank of older buildings from the opposite side of the road.
The National Bank, designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, is one of the most iconic, modernistic buildings in Denmark, and the reflection creates a beautiful and visual connection between new and old.
The reflection shows that glass is not always transparent, but that given the right light, the right moment and angle, the glass can reflect the world outside, frame and enhance things we don’t normally notice.”
Nina Horne about her photo: “I like that there’s symmetry in my photos – the building and the trees provide that here, and the lady in red creates a little unrest.”
VILLUM Window Collection and the Danish Architecture Center wish the photo competition to put focus on the abundance and reflective abilities of the window.
See the photo here.