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post updated 15 May 2021

DAM Preis for Architecture in Germany 2021

JANUARY 30 – JUNE 27 2021, 3. FL

The DAM Preis for Architecture in Germany 2021 has been awarded to MVRDV and N-V-O NUYKEN VON OEFELE ARCHITETKEN for WERK 12 in Munich.

WERK12 is located on the former Pfanni site near Munich’s Ostbahnhof station. For some years now, the area has been developing into an experimental urban district.

Circumferential wide balcony walkways and cascading staircases characterize the building on the outside; its fresh, cheeky appearance is given by huge letters with onomatopoeia borrowed from comics on the facade. The open space in front of the building supports its appearance.

It is no coincidence that the images of the Dutch Expo 2000 pavilion pop up in the mind’s eye: It animated the client to commission the building. Inside, the five-story building offers a high degree of flexibility for a wide range of user requirements.

Additional levels are created by retracted galleries in the high rooms. Open installations and exposed concrete characterize the interior. A fitness studio occupies three floors, one of which has a pool. In addition, there are various restaurant uses and office spaces.

The presentation for the DAM Preis 2021 shows current architecture from Germany and remarkable projects by German architectural firms in other countries. For the DAM Preis for Architecture in Germany, the museum has nominated 100 remarkable buildings or ensembles.

The nominated buildings for the DAM Preis 2021 had to be completed between the end of 2018 and the spring of 2020. The jury of experts nominated 22 projects for the shortlist of the DAM Preis 2020. From this shortlist, four buildings were nominated as finalists for the DAM Prize 2021, assessed on a jury tour and finally the winning project named.

1 Jan 2011

Deutsches Architektur Museum Exhibition

DAM prize for Architecture in Germany 2010 – The 23 best buildings in / from Germany

Dates: 29 Jan – 29 May 2011

Location: Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

Cité du Design, Saint-Étienne by LIN will be showcased within the exhibition.
It opens on January 29th and will last until May 29th 2011.
Vernissage on January 28th at 7.00 pm

Cité du Design Saint-Étienne
Cité du Design Saint-Étienne
photo © LIN Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi photographer: Jan-Oliver Kunze, LIN


Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Housed in an 18th-century building, converted by architect Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984.

Established: 1983

Architectural style: Postmodern Architecture

German text:

DAM Preis für Architektur in Deutschland 2010
Die 23 besten Bauwerke in / aus Deutschland

In diesem Rahmen wird unser Projekt Cité du Design, Saint-Étienne gezeigt.
Die Ausstellung im Deutschen Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt eröffnet am 29. Januar und dauert bis zum 29. Mai 2011.
Vernissage am 28. Januar um 19 Uhr.

Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt

Entry facade of this building:
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Architect: Oswald Mathias Ungers
Date built: 1984

Building interior views
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Deutsches Architektur Museum: DAM Frankfurt

Deutsches Architektur Museum: DAM Frankfurt

The German Architecture Museum (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) (DAM) is located on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt, Germany. Housed in an 18th-century building, the interior has been re-designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984 as a set of “elemental Platonic buildings within elemental Platonic buildings”.

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DAM houses a permanent exhibition entitled “From Ancient Huts to Skyscrapers” which displays the history of architectural development in Germany. The museum organises several temporary exhibitions every year, as well as conferences, symposia and lectures.

Building within a building
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DAM has a collection of around 180,000 architectural drawings and 600 models, including works by modern and contemporary classics like Erich Mendelsohn, Mies van der Rohe, Archigram and Frank O. Gehry. It also includes a reference library with approximately 25,000 books and magazines.

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Roof to rear (south) of building designed by architect OM Ungers:
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View from DAM into Frankfurt city centre
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Frankfurt Architecture images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

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Address: Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, western Europe
Phone: +49 69 21238844

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