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Torre Reforma Wins the 2018 International Highrise Award

13:00 - 1 November, 2018
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand

The office building Torre Reforma in Mexico City has won the prize for the world’s most innovative high rise awarded by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). One of the world’s most important architectural prizes for tall buildings, the International Highrise Award is presented every two years to the project that best exemplifies the criteria of future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into urban development schemes, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.

Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand + 5

DAM Selects Visionary Frankfurt Housing Project as Germany's Best Building for 2018

14:00 - 26 January, 2018
DAM Selects Visionary Frankfurt Housing Project as Germany's Best Building for 2018, WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop
WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop

The 2018 DAM Preis for the best building in Germany has been been awarded to bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten for their visionary residential housing project wagnisART in Munich. Selected from a list of 4 finalists, the project was lauded by the jury for setting new “social, architectural, and urban planning standards” in becoming a model for future residential housing projects in Germany.

The DAM Preis for Architecture in Germany was established by Deutsches Architekturmuseum in 2007 to honor outstanding buildings in Germany. Previous winners of the annual award include the European Hansemuseum in Lubeck by Studio Andreas Heller (2017), the renovation of the Neues Museum by David Chipperfield Architects (2010) and the Kolumba Museum by Atelier Peter Zumthor (2008).

Learn more about the winner and see a selection of shortlisted and finalist projects below.

WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop WINNER: wagnisART Residential Housing Project, Munich / bogevischs buero and SHAG Schindler Hable Architekten. Image © Julia Knop + 19

BIG’s VIA 57 West Wins the 2016 International Highrise Award

11:40 - 2 November, 2016
BIG’s VIA 57 West Wins the 2016 International Highrise Award , © Kirsten Bucher
© Kirsten Bucher

BIG’s VIA 57 West has been unanimously chosen as the winner of the 2016 International Highrise Award (IHA) for the world’s most innovative highrise.

One of the world’s most important architectural prizes for tall buildings, the award is presented by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) every two years to the project that best exemplifies the criteria of future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into urban development schemes, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.

© Kirsten Bucher © Kirsten Bucher © Kirsten Bucher © Kirsten Bucher + 12

DAM Selects the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2016

12:00 - 17 October, 2016
DAM Selects the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2016, © unsplash user Kazuend. Licensed under CC0
© unsplash user Kazuend. Licensed under CC0

The Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) have announced the results of the 2016 International DAM Architectural Book Award, their annual list of the ten best architectural books published in the past year.

This year, books were selected from 214 entries and 88 international publishers, based on criteria such as design content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality. The winning books feature a wide range of topics and graphic styles, and feature projects from all over the world.

Find the top 10 and additional shortlisted books below.

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