European Solar Prize Award

The International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg and the research group Prof. Genske from Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences received the European Solar Prize for their ENERGY ATLAS in the category “solar architecture and urban planning”.

The ENERGY ATLAS takes the example of Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district to examine developments in future energy requirements. It presents potential for saving energy, increasing efficiency, and using renewable energies, as well as strategic steps for optimising energy supply. The analytical methods used form the basis for urban action strategies, which can be applied more generally, demonstrating how cities in particular can become the pioneers of climate protection and resource conservation.

The International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg and the research group Prof. Genske from Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences received the European Solar Prize for their ENERGY ATLAS in the category “solar architecture and urban planning”.

The ENERGY ATLAS takes the example of Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district to examine developments in future energy requirements. It presents potential for saving energy, increasing efficiency, and using renewable energies, as well as strategic steps for optimising energy supply. The analytical methods used form the basis for urban action strategies, which can be applied more generally, demonstrating how cities in particular can become the pioneers of climate protection and resource conservation.

 

Association of German Architects (BDA) Architecture Prize Berlin honors SELFMADE projects

Flottwell 2, 3xGRÜN, Mischen Possible and BIGyard, these are the names of some winning projects of this year’s BDA Architecture Prize Berlin, which has been awarded on November 8 honoring examplary architectural ventures in Berlin. These self-initiated building group projects demonstrate not only building quality but also a special responsibility towards society and environment – both were important criteria for the international jury. With the award and the three commending mentions the BDA Berlin honors not only the unique, lively architecture of the projects, but also the relevancy of building groups for temporary and sustainable urban living in Berlin. The four awarded projects belong to the 50 best practice examples presented in the book Selfmade City, which is released in January 2013. Besides extensive analyses of the SELFMADE projects, potentials of this kind of urban planning for the urban landscape Berlin are illuminated in essays and interviews with protagonists. The book maps 125 projects all over Berlin and thus offers an up-to-date, comprehensive overview for this subject.

 

Flottwell 2, 3xGRÜN, Mischen Possible and BIGyard, these are the names of some winning projects of this year’s BDA Architecture Prize Berlin, which has been awarded on November 8 honoring examplary architectural ventures in Berlin. These self-initiated building group projects demonstrate not only building quality but also a special responsibility towards society and environment – both were important criteria for the international jury. With the award and the three commending mentions the BDA Berlin honors not only the unique, lively architecture of the projects, but also the relevancy of building groups for temporary and sustainable urban living in Berlin. The four awarded projects belong to the 50 best practice examples presented in the book Selfmade City, which is released in January 2013. Besides extensive analyses of the SELFMADE projects, potentials of this kind of urban planning for the urban landscape Berlin are illuminated in essays and interviews with protagonists. The book maps 125 projects all over Berlin and thus offers an up-to-date, comprehensive overview for this subject.

 
 

Two JOVIS books win MfG-Award

At the Design Competition for exceptional print products, organized by Bundesverband Druck und Medien (bvdm), two JOVIS books have been awarded with the MfG-Award! Schulen planen und bauen won in the category „sophisitcation“ and Schichten einer Region in the category „simplification“.

At the Design Competition for exceptional print products, organized by Bundesverband Druck und Medien (bvdm), two JOVIS books have been awarded with the MfG-Award! Schulen planen und bauen won in the category „sophisitcation“ and Schichten einer Region in the category „simplification“.

 

The Best Designed German Books 2012

Schichten einer Region was selected as one of the best designed German books of 2012.

The Stiftung Buchkunst awarded five books in five categories for being the best designed German books of the year 2012. The JOVIS title Schichten einer Region – Kartenstücke zur räumlichen Struktur des Ruhrgebiets, designed by labor b, was selected in the category „academic books“. The book visualises individual thematic layers of one of the largest European heavy industrial conurbations in maps, graphics and writing. In so-doing it goes beyond familiar depictions to reveal unexpected structures and current processes of transformation in settlement geography, economy, landscape and ecology as well as in regard to the social and built environments. The combination of the maps at the end of the book provides a basis for discussion on the future configuration of the region. 

The 25 best designed books are outstanding examples in design, concept, and production quality.

www.stiftung-buchkunst.de

Schichten einer Region was selected as one of the best designed German books of 2012.

The Stiftung Buchkunst awarded five books in five categories for being the best designed German books of the year 2012. The JOVIS title Schichten einer Region – Kartenstücke zur räumlichen Struktur des Ruhrgebiets, designed by labor b, was selected in the category „academic books“. The book visualises individual thematic layers of one of the largest European heavy industrial conurbations in maps, graphics and writing. In so-doing it goes beyond familiar depictions to reveal unexpected structures and current processes of transformation in settlement geography, economy, landscape and ecology as well as in regard to the social and built environments. The combination of the maps at the end of the book provides a basis for discussion on the future configuration of the region. 

The 25 best designed books are outstanding examples in design, concept, and production quality.

www.stiftung-buchkunst.de

 

Two Stadia by gmp Architekten selected for the World Stadium Awards 2012

Designed by gmp Architekten, Warsaw’s National Stadium prevailed against international competition and won the World Stadium Award in the best multifunctional stadium design and most innovative use of technology categories in stadium design. On the occasion of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, the stadium was reconstructed on top of the existing – but since 1988 no longer used and dilapidated – earth wall stadium (Stadion Dziesieciolecia), and re-opened in January of this year. (Source: www.archdaily.com)

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, which was also designed by gmp Architekten, won the World Stadium Award in the category “best construction“.

Designed by gmp Architekten, Warsaw’s National Stadium prevailed against international competition and won the World Stadium Award in the best multifunctional stadium design and most innovative use of technology categories in stadium design. On the occasion of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, the stadium was reconstructed on top of the existing – but since 1988 no longer used and dilapidated – earth wall stadium (Stadion Dziesieciolecia), and re-opened in January of this year. (Source: www.archdaily.com)

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, which was also designed by gmp Architekten, won the World Stadium Award in the category “best construction“.

 

Rafael Moneo receives Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

At its meeting held in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts has decided to confer the 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts on Rafael Moneo Vallés, a Spanish architect of universal scope whose work enriches urban spaces with an architecture that is serene and meticulous. An acknowledged master in both the academic and professional field, Moneo leaves his own mark on each of his creations, at the same time as combining aesthetics with functionality, especially in the airy interiors that act as impeccable settings for great works of culture and the spirit. (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias: www.fpa.es)

At its meeting held in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts has decided to confer the 2012 Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts on Rafael Moneo Vallés, a Spanish architect of universal scope whose work enriches urban spaces with an architecture that is serene and meticulous. An acknowledged master in both the academic and professional field, Moneo leaves his own mark on each of his creations, at the same time as combining aesthetics with functionality, especially in the airy interiors that act as impeccable settings for great works of culture and the spirit. (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias: www.fpa.es)

 

Design Prize 2011 Shanghai

Valentien+Valentien and SLADI received the “Design Prize 2011“ of the City Shanghai for the landscape architecture of the Chenshan Botanical Garden Shanghai. The Botanical Garden was designed for the EXPO 2010: 35 theme gardens are located on an 200 hectare, circle-shaped area. The Garden is a true example of globalization, blending German engineering knowledge with Chinese gardening tradition while representing the world’s nature. Its circular layout is at the same time a strong symbol for the principles of sustainability—a crucial issue not only for the rapidly growing city of Shanghai

Valentien+Valentien and SLADI received the “Design Prize 2011“ of the City Shanghai for the landscape architecture of the Chenshan Botanical Garden Shanghai. The Botanical Garden was designed for the EXPO 2010: 35 theme gardens are located on an 200 hectare, circle-shaped area. The Garden is a true example of globalization, blending German engineering knowledge with Chinese gardening tradition while representing the world’s nature. Its circular layout is at the same time a strong symbol for the principles of sustainability—a crucial issue not only for the rapidly growing city of Shanghai

 

Wang Shu receives the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wang Shu of The People’s Republic of China will be the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. This was announced by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be in Beijing on May 25.

In announcing the jury’s choice, Pritzker elaborated, “the fact that an architect from China has been selected by the jury, represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals.“

Wang Shu and his project Ceramic House, Jinhua, China are presented in the publication M8 in China.

Wang Shu of The People’s Republic of China will be the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. This was announced by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be in Beijing on May 25.

In announcing the jury’s choice, Pritzker elaborated, “the fact that an architect from China has been selected by the jury, represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals.“

Wang Shu and his project Ceramic House, Jinhua, China are presented in the publication M8 in China.

 

Günther Uecker receives Cologne Fine Art Prize 2011

The 2011 Cologne Fine Art & Antiques’ artist price, endowed with 10.000€, goes to painter and object artist Günther Uecker.

The artistic œuvre of the laureate is, like every year, being honored with a special exhibition at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques. The awarding ceremony takes places during AXA-Art Professional Preview at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques (16.–20.11.2011) on Tuesday, November 15, 15.00.

More information: www.art-in.de

 

 

The 2011 Cologne Fine Art & Antiques’ artist price, endowed with 10.000€, goes to painter and object artist Günther Uecker.

The artistic œuvre of the laureate is, like every year, being honored with a special exhibition at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques. The awarding ceremony takes places during AXA-Art Professional Preview at Cologne Fine Art & Antiques (16.–20.11.2011) on Tuesday, November 15, 15.00.

More information: www.art-in.de