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Architecture competitions / architecture prizes

Baumit Life Challenge 2020/2021 decided ... and goes to the Mo Museum in Vilnius (2.5.2021)
As an international competition, the Life Challenge aims to honor the close, constructive and creative collaboration between architects, investors, the skilled trades and Baumit with all of its submitted projects. Continue reading

The German Bridge Construction Prize goes to the Rethe Bascule Bridge in Hamburg and Trumpf-Steg in Ditzingen (14.3.2021)
The German Bridge Construction Prize 2020 was originally supposed to be awarded on March 9, 2020. Almost one year later to the day, the Federal Chamber of Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers paid tribute to the winning teams. Continue reading

BuGG green roof of the year 2020: Copenhill (28.2.2021)
If creative people think outside the box, even a waste incineration plant can turn itself into an attractive leisure attraction: The Amager Resource Center in Copenhagen (“Copenhill”) planned by the Bjarke Ingels Group is a phenomenal example of what is possible in terms of greening on roofs. Continue reading

German Brick Prize 2021 goes to Frankfurt am Main and Dorfen (15.2.2021)
For the first time, two main prizes, five special prizes and ten recognitions for outstanding brick architecture were awarded at the German Brick Prize 2021. Continue reading

DAM Prize 2021 for WERK 12 in Munich (5.2.2021)
The DAM Prize 2021 was awarded to ARGE MVRDV and N-V-O Nuyken Von Oefele Architects for WERK 12. The building is on the former Pfanni site. For several years now, the area has been developing into an experimental district. Continue reading

Fritz Höger Prize 2020 for brick architecture: two Grand Prix awarded for the first time (25.1.2021)
On January 18, 2021, the Brick Building Initiative announced the winners of the Fritz Höger Prize for Brick Architecture on its website. The award of the Grand Prix to two projects was a novelty. Continue reading

Selected submissions for the German Facade Prize for VHF on 40 pages (13.12.2020)
The trade association for ventilated curtain walls (FVHF) presents in the new brochure “Design - VHF ON TOP” over 20 projects that have been submitted for the “German Façade Prize for ventilated curtain facades” in the past few years. Continue reading

SKAIO wooden high-rise in Heilbronn wins German Sustainability Award Architecture 2020 (7.12.2020)
Germany's most prestigious architecture award for sustainable buildings this year goes to the wooden skyscraper SKAIO in Heilbronn. The jury recognizes the award winner as a model project for the efficiency of urban timber construction. Continue reading

St. Petersburg Lakhta Center wins the coveted Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2020 (22.11.2020)
The Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Russia for the first time in its 20-year history: The 462 m high Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, designed by GORPROJECT and RMJM, is not only the tallest building in Russia, but also the tallest building in Europe as well fourteenth tallest building in the world. Continue reading

Finalists of the DAM Prize 2021 (9.11.2020)
Four projects from the areas of living, culture and education, work and leisure have moved into the final of the DAM Prize 2021. In some cases, there are hybrid buildings that fulfill several of these functions at the same time. Continue reading

International High-Rise Award 2020 goes to the Stockholm residential high-rise "Norra Tornen" (2.11.2020)
In the final of the International High-Rise Award 2020, the twin towers “Norra Tornen” in Stockholm from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) prevailed. The prize is endowed with 50,000 euros and a statuette by Thomas Demand. Continue reading

The best concrete buildings of 2020 on 184 pages of paper (13.10.2020)
The documentation for the Architecture Prize Concrete 2020 with the winners and recognitions as well as the shortlist has now been published by Callwey. Continue reading

Velux Architects' Competition 2020 goes to Amunt Martenson (12.10.2020)
The winners of the twelfth Velux Architects' competition have been announced. Björn Martenson from Aachen can look forward to first place with his project “Ein Dachraum”. He created a new, bright living area in a terraced house that is more than 50 years old. Continue reading

Callweys 50 houses of 2020 (5.10.2020)
One first prize, two awards, five recognitions. A jury of experts selected a total of 50 single-family houses from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol as "Houses of the Year 2020". They are presented in the book of the same name. Continue reading

First Federal Environment & Building Award decided (4.10.2020)
Residential buildings with particularly low energy requirements and socially acceptable rents or schools with energy-saving low-tech ventilation - the building projects from Aalen, Hamburg and Berlin, which have been awarded the federal prize for “Environment & Building”, respond to the challenges of sustainable building with exemplary ideas. Continue reading

Brick Award 2020 decided (28.9.2020)
“Architecture plays an important mediating role by configuring the connections between people and the built environment. In urban areas in particular, we need innovative approaches to create an attractive living and working environment, ”emphasizes Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG. Continue reading

The German Lighting Design Award 2020 has 13 winners, and Kardorff Ingenieure are lighting designer of the year (21.9.2020)
During an online gala on September 17th, well over 400 participants followed the awarding of the winners of the German Lighting Design Prize 2020. 35 projects from 53 competition entries were nominated in eleven categories. Continue reading

VHF facade prize 2020 goes to a hotel with draped folds or Allmann Sattler Wappner Architects (21.9.2020)
The appreciation of traditional architecture formed the basis for the extension of the Hotel Der Öschberghof in Donaueschingen. The Munich architectural office Allmann Sattler Wappner has now received the German Facade Prize 2020 for VHF. Continue reading

Ulmer Kienlesbergbrücke wins the German Civil Engineering Award 2020 (30.8.2020)
The Kienlesberg Bridge in Ulm is awarded the German Civil Engineering Award 2020. On August 21, the jury selected the winning project, which was completed in December 2018. The concept idea comes from the Krebs + kiefer Ingenieure GmbH office in Karlsruhe. Continue reading

Update: Three finalists from eight nominees in the race for the architecture sustainability award (19.10.2020)
A colorful mixture of existing and new construction projects of different building types and uses made it into the list of nominees for this year's German Sustainability Award for Architecture. Continue reading

Architecture Prize Concrete 2020 decided (3.5.2020)
The Concrete Architecture Prize, endowed with 25,000 euros, has four equal-ranking winners in 2020. In addition, four recognitions were given. Continue reading

PLANNED + EXECUTED price decided in 2020 (19.4.2020)
The winners of this year's GEPLANT + EXECUTIVE prizes were determined from a total of 150 submissions as part of a jury meeting before the corona restrictions and the cancellation of the 2020 International Crafts Fair. Continue reading

DAM Prize 2020 goes to the James-Simon-Galerie on Berlin's Museum Island (3.2.2020)
With the James-Simon-Galerie on Berlin's Museum Island, David Chipperfield Architects managed a balancing act in terms of urban planning: The aim was to create a representative entrance building to the Museum Island at one of the most prominent locations in Berlin. Continue reading

German Bridge Construction Prize 2020 - six structures in the final (8.12.2019)
The Federal Chamber of Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI) have announced the six finalists in the competition for the German Bridge Construction Prize 2020. Continue reading

Alnatura Campus wins the German Architecture Sustainability Award 2020 (24.11.2019)
The Alnatura Campus in Darmstadt has won the German Architecture Sustainability Award. Götz Rehn, founder and managing director of Alnatura, accepted the award on November 22nd. Continue reading

Macau MGM Cotai wins the coveted Emporis Skyscraper Award (4.11.2019)
This year the Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to MGM Cotai. The $ 3.4 billion casino hotel resort in Macau was designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Continue reading

Velux Architects' Competition has two winners in 2019 (20.10.2019)
The Berlin architect Helga Blocksdorf is the winner of this year's Velux Architects' competition, which has the motto Licht.Raum.Mensch. was standing. The jury of experts chose their “Remise Rosé” project as the winning item. Continue reading

German Landscape Architecture Prize 2019 goes to Baakenpark (8.10.2019)
Till Rehwaldt welcomed around 500 guests to the Allianz Forum at the Brandenburg Gate, shortly before which the international climate strike of "Fridays For Future" had come to an end. The President of the Association of German Landscape Architects took up this steep proposal. Continue reading

German Timber Construction Prize 2019 and University Prize Timber Construction 2019 awarded (2.6.2019)
Three new buildings and one building in the "Building in Existing" category were awarded a German Timber Construction Prize in 2019. The award is considered the most important award for buildings made of wood in the Federal Republic of Germany. Continue reading

Big Nike: BDA Architecture Prize 2019 for the church center in Poing near Munich (27.5.2019)
The “Great Nike”, the highest-ranking architecture award from the Association of German Architects, goes to the church center Blessed Father Rupert Mayer in Poing near Munich by Meck Architects. The new church building creates a new center of the growing place. Continue reading

KfW Construction Award 2019 has been decided: Houses for the future (27.5.2019)
The KfW Award honors building owners or building associations who have implemented a new building project in the past 5 years or who have expanded, rededicated, modernized or revitalized an existing building. Continue reading

ECOLA Award 2019: Four first prizes for outstanding plastered facades (27.5.2019)
The jury of the ECOLA Awards 2019, chaired by Manuelle Gautrand, awarded four first prizes. 111 works (81 new construction and 30 renovation projects) from 27 European countries, which had been pre-selected by 19 nomination juries, were to be assessed. Continue reading

German screed award 2019 for ground industrial floor look with terrazzo finish (24.5.2019)
The Federal Association of Screed and Covering (BEB) awards the German Screed Prize every year. This year the award went to Wiegrink floor object & design GmbH. Continue reading

German Brick Prize 2019: two main prizes, six special prizes and eight recognitions (5.2.2019)
The 2019 German Brick Prize was awarded on February 1. In cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Construction and other partners, the Brick Center South (ZZS) had awarded the prize nationwide with a total prize money of 20,000 euros. Continue reading

DIY wooden house for everyone: VDI award goes to graduates of the TH Köln for SimpliciDIY (24.1.2019)
A wooden house that can be designed and built without prior knowledge - for this concept Michael Lautwein and Max Salzberger, graduates of the Faculty of Architecture of the TH Köln, took first place in the sponsorship award of the Cologne VDI district. Continue reading

Federal competition "HolzbauPlus" 2018 decided (24.1.2019)
Julia Klöckner honored 10 construction projects in the federal competition "HolzbauPlus" at the Green Week. “All of the award-winning construction projects show: building with wood is applied climate protection, building with wood is the future. And that is exactly what we need to communicate more strongly, ”said the Federal Minister of Agriculture. Continue reading

25,000 m² green roof of the year 2018 chosen (4.11.2018)
For the first time, the green roof of the year was chosen under the aegis of the new Federal Association of GebäudeGrün. The choice a lot on the object "National Opera and National Library of Greece in Athens". Advice and products come from the system provider Zinco. Continue reading

Teamwork as a competition criterion for the Bernhard Remmers Prize 2018 (16.9.2018)
Two winners - one prize. Also this year the Bernhard Remmers Prize will be awarded for an international as well as a national restoration project. The festive award ceremony will take place on November 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. as part of the “denkmal” trade fair. Continue reading

Record participation in the Concrete Design Competition 2017/18 (30.7.2018)
This year almost 150 students from 40 German universities took part in the Concrete Design Competition. A total of over 100 works on the subject of "tactility" were submitted. Continue reading

German Steel Construction Prize 2018 goes to Barkow Leibinger (26.3.2018)
The jury of this year's German Steel Construction Prize, chaired by Prof. Johannes Kister, chose Barkow Leibinger from Berlin and their TRUMPF Smart Factory near Chicago. Continue reading