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Architecture Prize Awarded

Architecture Prize Awarded
Architecture Prize Awarded

Video: Architecture Prize Awarded

Video: Architecture Prize Awarded
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On September 14, everything in Frankfurt was marked by the Caparol "Architecture Prize Color - Structure - Surface 2016".

Around 500 architects, planners and dignitaries from the city came to attend the award ceremony and to honor the award winners. The industrial hall provided a worthy backdrop and with its historical charm of the previous century stood in contrast to the new ideas in dealing with color, structure and surface.

In addition to the traditional themes of design and construction, one aspect was perceptible almost continuously in all projects: "The architects' responsibility towards their environment and society", stated Maic Auschrat, Head of Object Management at the Caparol Group, who moderated the award ceremony. “Resource-saving planning, the conversion of existing buildings, the integration of energy generation and energy saving were considered in almost all of the work. All of this comes together under the term sustainability."

Caparol traditionally awards the prize together with the trade magazine AIT - and deliberately does not commit to products from DAW. The product-neutral award is unique and combined with a nomination jury guaranteeing the highest quality, says AIT editor-in-chief and jury member Petra Stephan. The sustained high quality of the competition work was also confirmed by the chairman of the jury Philipp Auer (Auer Weber Architects, Stuttgart) and the deputy chairman Per Pedersen (Staab Architects, Berlin). This set the stage for Jan Berni from the Swiss office Gion A. Caminda to be awarded the Caparol Architecture Prize 2016 for the “Tegia da vaut” (forest hut) project. Tiina Parkkinen received the second prize for the “Wooden Housing Seestadt Aspern” project. She represented the BERGER + PARKKINEN offices and querkraft architects. The third prize for the “Antivilla” project went to Thomas Burlon (Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon Architects' Association). Special mention was given to Matthias Rühl (Meili & Peter Architekten AG), Amando Ruinelli (Ruinelli Associati AG Architetti SI), Thomas Gohr and Christian Wischalla (Schulz & Schulz Architects) as well as peter haimerl architecture

The winners of the student competition and the professors who supervised the thesis were also honored. The joy of the Caparol Architecture Prize with Hannah Klug from the University of Stuttgart was far away and yet great. She sent a video message from Lima to implement her competition work "Resource City - a Cultural Forum for Lima" supervised by Professor Alexander Schwarz in the Peruvian capital. The second prize went to Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner (TU Munich) and the work "Palco Pubblico - a recovery plan for the old town of Ferrara" supervised by Professor Florian Nagler. Third prize went to Simone Prill and Kai Hikmet Canver from the Technical University of Berlin for their work "House of Silence - Lindow Abbey Ruins".

Lisa Schneider and Professor Renzo Vallebuona from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Cristina Stacey Garcia and Professor Josef Lenz from the University of Technology, Economics and Design (Konstanz) and Professor Florian Nagler from the Technical University of Munich, who received the award, were pleased to receive honorable mentions Maximilian Heidecker accepted.

The highlight of the award ceremony included guest lectures by Professor Brian Cody (Energy Design Cody Consulting, AT-Graz) and Professor Arno Lederer (Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, Stuttgart). Brian Cody showed how sustainability can be interpreted in an individual and complex way. It is a matter of making sensible use of the resources found in every building. This was impressively illustrated with numerous designs and works by renowned international architects. With a “fairy tale”, Arno Lederer focused on the area of tension culture versus technology and regulations. With great applause, he showed that the multitude of norms and regulations sometimes mean unnecessary and exaggerated interventions in creative freedom. He described the dangerthat the beauty of construction falls by the wayside when technology gains the upper hand or functionality gains exclusivity - according to the motto: a staircase does not have to be beautiful, just safe. At the same time, he made it clear that a responsibility acquired through aesthetic education enables beautiful building without neglecting questions of security and economy.

Caparol company owner Dr. Ralf Murjahn pointed out that facade products, for example, now not only have to meet architectural and urban planning requirements, but also have to combine material authenticity and the highest aesthetics with demanding functional tasks and sustainable resource concepts. Even inside, it was no longer enough to rest on your laurels as the inventor and market leader in emission-minimized and solvent-free products. Therefore, in addition to keeping the air clean of pollutants, Caparol increasingly focuses on avoiding potentially allergenic ingredients and on climate-friendly or even climate-neutral product concepts,which, together with the aesthetic color scheme, can provide more health and well-being for the residents and significantly less resource consumption. Caparol is constantly working on this change from the manufacturer of high-quality individual products to the provider of holistic product concepts for building envelopes and interiors. As examples of this, Murjahn cited the hemp insulation with which Caparol has a unique position in the market, the CapaGeo product range with premium interior paints from renewable raw materials that replace fossil binders, and the CAPAROL ICONS. The new collection of 120 luxurious, elegant tinted interior colors in matt finish or hard-wearing silk finish was launched in September. It positions Caparol at the top of a new trend segment of extremely high quality,exclusive and emotionally designed colors that originally started in England. The individual nuances are inspired by color icons from the areas of design, art, fashion and music and evoke fascinating and moving associations, emotions, memories, values and an attitude to life. Some shades refer to defining events in contemporary history, such as the soft shade of gray "Sea of Tranquility", named after the lunar crater on which Apollo 11 landed in 1969. The recipes for the color icons have been completely rewritten in several years of development work. Pure, noble pigments in concentrations up to twice as high as usual create a special color brilliance and depth of color. Participants of the award ceremony can now personally convince themselves of this. They received the first small original material samples for testing.

The three innovations mentioned were all presented at the event as part of a small exhibition. There, too, the topic of sustainability ran like a red thread through the award ceremony. It was even recognizable in the design of the space with tables made of hemp insulation boards, which were packed the next day and delivered on Euro pallets for facade insulation or to improve the acoustics in the interior on construction sites.

This evening, however, not only the winners of the architecture competition were honored. Konstantin Jaspert received the first DAW innovation award for the JSWD office in Cologne. It is the result of a workshop with architects, in which the company presented development studies and future products that were assessed by the architects and tested for possible uses. The group selected the most creative and promising contribution from the JSWD office with the innovation award.

The all-round successful award ceremony was hardly over when another exciting event was imminent: the prize at the architecture competition was an individual architecture excursion for the prize winners, the jury members and the architect who had nominated the first prize. It led to Italy and Slovenia immediately after the award ceremony: from Trieste to Ljubljana.

More information on the winners and participants of the architecture award is available at www.caparol.de/architekturpreis.

At the award ceremony of the Caparol architecture competition in Frankfurt (from left): Professor Renzo Vallebuona, Lisa Schneider, Professor Alexander Schwarz, Philipp Auer, Per Pedersen, Petra Stephan, Dr. Ralf Murjahn, Tiina Parkkinen, Thomas Burlon, Amando Ruinelli, Maic Auschrat, Simone Prill, Kai Hikmet Canver, Konstantin Jaspert, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner, Matthias Rühl, Cristina Stacey Garcia and Jan Berni.