Following the award’s successful premiere in 2013, this year saw the return of the “Prize for Quality in Housing”. The prize was awarded, and created by the association of the corporate real estate and housing industry, BFW Landesverband Bayern, together with the German Werkbund Bayern. The award recognizes innovative, predominantly privately funded, residential construction projects in Bavaria. It celebrates construction that demonstrates the highest quality on all planning levels.
“This year saw the addition of the category ‘Prize for Quality in Apartment Construction’. With over 30 high-quality projects entering the awards, we wanted to celebrate the diversity of the projects”, said Andreas Eisele, President of BFW Bayern. “Now in their second year, we have started to build a strong future for these biennial awards. We are proud to award the awards in partnership with the BFW Bayern, and we look forward to the next awards in 2017,” announced Christian Böhm, Chairman of the German Werkbund Bayern.
The awards and recognitions were presented on 16 July 2015 by the Bavarian Minister of State for the Interior and Transport Joachim Herrmann, during an evening event at the Bavarian Real Estate Congress.
The jury’s verdict
“The ensemble of building is captivating, with its rather unconventional way of dealing with urban redevelopment. The building’s grouping creates very well-proportioned open spaces, which gives a very high standard of living for the residents. The renovation of the old building and the new extensions were realised from the research project ‘TES-Energy-Facade’ from the Technical University of Munich.
This resulted in exceptionally good energy efficiency and an overall ecological concept. In addition, the project is a positive example of ’embodied energy’ utilisation. From a sociological point of view, many important use aspects, such as accessibility and mixed use spaces, have been realised. Despite the high experimental character of the ensemble, the architectural design has by no means suffered. The ecological message of the project is a very important contribution to the building culture, above all due to the low costs and the good architectural design.”