About the award

ENTRY SUBMISSIONS

All master's students and all last year students of a professional bachelor of the departments of (interior) architecture are eligible to enter an essay in English on an architectural realisation of excellence. There are no restrictions relating to geography or date of construction; they are deemed to be a testimonial of exceptional quality and be relevant to a universal architectural debate.  All types of architecture can be considered including new construction, reconstruction, re-use, renovation and restoration.

4 SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

The submissions are classified and judged under the following four categories noted below. The students will be notified of the jury’s assessment criteria and will be invited to fully motivate their personal choice on-line.

1.  RESIDENTIAL

This category considers private residences, collective housing schemes, social housing and alternative residential typologies relating to various user groups such as students and seniors.

2.  NON RESIDENTIAL

This group includes all non-residential schemes such as industrial buildings, retail and works of art.

3.  INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

This type focuses on the importance of interior architecture in the built environment. An example: the Bruder_Klaus Chapel in Wachendorf by Peter Zumthor. An example of larger-scale is the Neue Museum Berlin by David Chipperfield.

4.  PUBLIC SPACE

This category focuses on the innovation and complexity of shaping the urban realm incorporating elements of nature and culture.