With 504 submitted and more than 70 nominated projects, the Brick Architecture Award has again tremendously exceeded the last competition in 2011 (over 340 submissions). With project proposals going far beyond Germany’s borders, the Fritz Höger Award, now presented for the third time, has become established internationally as a prestigious prize for brick architecture.
On account of the high quality and the large number of submissions, with the presentation of the Fritz Höger Award 2014, the jury has introduced a new award system. So, for the first time, a Grand Prix as well as the Fritz Höger Award in gold and silver were presented. In addition, other projects were given “Special Mention”.
The Grand Prix was awarded to the Siza-Pavillion Isle of Hombroich in the category “Public buildings” designed by the architects Alvaro Siza and Rudolf Finsterwalder. The Gold award-winners in the individual categories:
Public buildings: Museum at Luther’s place of death, by M-Architekten, Stuttgart
Public buildings/Renovation: Hamburger Bestattungsforum Ohlsdorf, a funeral centre designed by Dohse Architekten, Hamburg
Offices and commercial buildings: Atelierhaus Dubsstrasse, Boltshauser Architekten, Zürich
Apartment blocks/multi-storey residential buildings: Defence Colony Residence, vir.müller architects, New Delhi
Detached/semi-detached houses: 1101 Haus, H Arquitectes, Barcelona
Detached/semi-detached houses/Renovation: AstleyCastle, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, London
Detached/semi-detached houses/Young Talent: Haus Stein, Jan Rösler Architekten, Berlin
Detached/semi-detached houses/Young Talent: House LS, M&DB Architecten, Den Haag