European Architecture + Technology Award 2006
14. Juli 2006 - 08. September 2006
This year’s winners of the European Architecture + Technology Award werepresented at an exhibition at the DAZ German Center for Architecture in Berlin. The show will run from July 14 until August 25, 2006. The prize is an initiative of Messe Frankfurt and is awarded every three years to building projects which combine excellence in architectural design and innovative engineering.
The exhibition at the DAZ features the two prize winning projects - the administration building of SOKA-BAU in Wiesbaden, Germany and the Gallery and Art Centre Kunsthaus Graz, Austria - as well as the New Talents Award winning project, the three new Flaz Bridges in Samedan, Grison, Switzerland. It also presents three additional projects that have received a special recognition by the jury.
The selected projects are excellent examples for the symbiosis between architectural and technical innovation. All awarded buildings have been realized through the close collaboration of architects and engineers. The following projects will be presented in the exhibition:
-New building for SOKA-BAU (Wiesbaden): Herzog+Partner Architekten BDA, München with eleven engineering offices (including Bartenbach Lichtlabor, DS-Plan, Hausladen, Hross & Partner, Kaiser Consult, Sailer Stepan + Partner).
-Kunsthaus Graz: ARGE Kunsthaus Spacelap/ UK, Peter Cook, Colin Forunier London/Graz and Architektur Consult with engineering office Bollinger+Grohmann, Frankfurt am Main.
-Three new Flaz Bridges (Samedan, Graubünden, CH): Baserga Mozzetti architetti, Muralto with Ingegneri Pedrazzi, Lugano.
-Head office Gelsenwasser AG (Gelsenkirchen): Anin. Jeromin. Fitilidis & Partner, Architekten & Ingenieure, Düsseldorf with Transsolar Energietechnik, Stuttgart.
-Branch office Südwestmetall (Heilbronn): Dominik Dreiner Architekt, Gaggenau with Transsolar Energietechnik, Stuttgart.
-XLAB Experimental Laboratory for young people (Göttingen): Bez + Kock Architekten BDA, Stuttgart in collaboration with the engineering office Weischede, Herrmann + Partner, Stuttgart.
Images: Till Budde