October 2021
Text Deutscher Holzbaupreis, Bild Marc Lins

German Timber Construction Award 2021: Recognition for SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH

The German Timber Construction Award is considered the most important award for buildings made of timber in the Federal Republic. Four buildings – one new building, two buildings in the category of existing buildings and one concept – were awarded a prize this year. The award is given equally to builders, architects, structural engineers and timber construction companies as the authors of the winning entries.

In her welcoming address at the award ceremony, State Secretary Bohle emphasised the potential of timber construction: “In the search for solutions that sustainably reconcile climate protection and resource conservation with the need for buildings for living, living and working, timber as a building material makes a significant contribution. […] The award-winning works impressively demonstrate the potential and the wide range of possibilities of timber construction. They underline the versatile usability of timber as a building material and they also provide incentives for future developments.”

The expert jury evaluated 260 project submissions.

This year, an expert jury headed by Andreas Krawczyk had to evaluate 260 entries for the German Timber Construction Award, ranging from sophisticated new buildings to inventive building renovations and new developments in the product sector. It was striking that for the first time a notable group of submissions demonstrated the establishment of multi-storey timber house construction. After a two-day session, the jury awarded the German Timber Construction Prize to four projects and gave recognition to eight other buildings. Among them is the project SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH, Waldenburg.