DAM AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE IN GERMANY 2015

In 2015 the German Architecture Yearbook (Deutsche Architektur Jahrbuch) appeared for the 33rd time. The awarded projects stand for a wide variety of uses and reflect pressing and enduring projects, exotic and familiar tasks, the range including different types of housing, cultural facilities, and even a memorial. The debate on the validity of reconstruction was sparked again, as evidenced by the intensive discussions about the winner of the DAM Award for Architecture in Germany 2015: the New Masters’ Houses in Dessau by Berlin office Bruno Fioretti Marquez. Rather than a faithful reconstruction of the original, the architects opted for an “interpretive reconstruction” reproducing only the shells of the originally detached home of Walter Gropius and the semi-detached house occupied by Moholy-Nagy. Arguably there has never before been so much debate over the awarding of this prize, making the project all the more deserving a winner.

The prize winner and all the 22 best buildings in\from Germany will be showcased in an exhibition at the DAM from 30 January to 8 May 2016. The prize giving ceremony and the exhibition opening will take place on Friday, 29 January, 19:00.

The 22 best buildings in\from Germany:

BRUNO FIORETTI MARQUEZ, BERLIN
New Masters’ Houses, Dessau
BÄCHLE MEID ARCHITEKTEN STADTPLANER, KONSTANZ
Josefine-Kramer House, Tettnang
BARKOW LEIBINGER, BERLIN
Fellows Pavilion of the American Academy, Berlin
BAYER & STROBEL ARCHITEKTEN, KAISERSLAUTERN
Residential building, Ottweiler
BRANDLHUBER + EMDE, SCHNEIDER, BERLIN
‚Antivilla‘ Residential building, Potsdam
SILVIA CARPANETO MIT FATKOEHL ARCHITEKTEN, BARARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
Collaborative housing project Spreefeld, Berlin
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, VIENNA
ECB Ensemble, Frankfurt\Main
HILD UND K, BERLIN
Mixed-use building, Berlin
KISSLER + EFFGEN, WIESBADEN
St. Bartholomew Sepulchre Church, Cologne
LUX ARCHITECT, NEUSÄSS
Residential building, Neusäß
MGF ARCHITEKTEN, STUTTGART
Day nursery, Frankfurt\Main
MÜLLER REIMANN ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
Specialist center, Berlin
NBUNDM* NEUBURGER, BOHNERT UND MÜLLER ARCHITEKTEN, MUNICH
Cultural center NEUN, Ingolstadt
PETER HAIMERL.ARCHITEKTUR, MUNICH
Concert hall, Blaibach
RAIMUND ABRAHAM †, NEW YORK
Abraham Building, Hombroich\Neuss
ROBERTNEUN ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
Residential houses at Lokdepot 1, 2, 3, Berlin
RÜTHNICK ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
“Forest of Remembrance” memorial, Potsdam
STAAB ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
LWL Museum of Art and Culture, Münster
ZIEGERT|ROSWAG|SEILER ARCHITEKTEN INGENIEURE, BERLIN
‚Torfremise’ Residential building and workshop, Schechen

ACKERMANN + RAFF, STUTTGART
High School, Thazin, Myanmar
BEHNISCH ARCHITEKTEN STUTTGART
WIPO Conference Hall, Stuttgart
KÉRÉ ARCHITECTURE, BERLIN
Hospital, Léo, Burkina Faso

Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 24.04.2018