12 June – 11 July 2004, Aktuelle Galerie

On the occasion of the prize-giving ceremony for the International Highrise Award 2004 on June 11, 2004 in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche Deutsches Architektur Museum (DAM) in Frankfurt/Main is presenting the award-winning sky-rises. The exhibition on this global competition runs from June 12 thru’ July 11, 2004 and showcases the projects the jury selected – in the form of images, plans and sketches, supplemented by high-rise models from the DAM’s Collection. On exhibit will also be Thomas Demand’s artistic hallmark created specially for the International Highrise Award.

DekaBank is the patron of the award, worth € 50,000 and bestowed by the City of Frankfurt. Launched this year, the International Highrise Award was initiated by the DAM, which is responsible for the organizational side to the competition.

In 2004, the prize has been won by the office of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (International) PA, London, for its De-Hoftoren high-rise in The Hague, the head office of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The jury made special commendation of Mario Botta’s Kyobo Tower in Seoul, Foster and Partners’ office high-rise at 30, St.Mary Axe, London, and Harry Seidler & Associates’ Cove Apartments in Sydney. The international jury consisted of Prof. Jörg Schlaich, Prof. Willi Alda, Prof. Ingeborg Flagge, Dr. Hans-Bernhard Nordhoff, and Dominique Perrault.

The International Highrise Award will be awarded every two years jointly to the architects and the developers of a building that stands out for its special aesthetic appeal, trailblazing design, accomplished insertion into the urban environment, innovative technology, and operational cost-effectiveness. With the International Highrise Award, The City of Frankfurt/Main and DekaBank are championing a public-private partnership in the world of prizes. At the same time, the International Highrise Award will hopefully encourage architects, developers and investors to create high-rises that duly take into account the diverse requirements of the future.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a 72-page catalogue, published by Junius Verlag and including essays on the myth surrounding high-rises by Dieter Bartetzko, Ingeborg Flagge and Manfred Sack.

Please note the changed opening times and entrance fees – valid thru’ July 4, 2004 due to the special “Stanley Kubrick” show.

Closed Mondays
Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sun.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat.: 2 – 8 p.m.
June 24 - July 4, 2004 also Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sun. opended until 8 p.m.

€ 8 (reduced entrance € 6) – incl. the audioguide and short guide to “Stanley Kubrick“. The ticket grants you entrance to Deutsches Filmmuseum and Deutsches Architektur Museum.

For Download:
The Award ceremony, PDF file, 540 KB

Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 14.11.2018