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Erich Mendelsohn Prize 2023 for Brick Architecture announced

Dedicated to the visionary architect Erich Mendelsohn, the renowned prize for brick architecture is now entering its sixth round. The focus is once again on outstanding projects that use the architectural potential of the traditional building material brick in a sustainable way. The last time, more than 600 entries from 30 countries were received for the competition, which is awarded every three years. Entries for the prize, which is worth a total of 10,000 euros, can be submitted from 9 January 2023.

With the number and quality of the expected submissions from all regions of the world, the Erich Mendelsohn Prize will once again be one of the largest German architecture prizes. The competition is looking for sustainable buildings whose design combines economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and whose architecture is characterised by an appropriate approach to the site and its existing buildings. Entries can be submitted online at the Architecture Prize website: erich-mendelsohn-preis.com. There you will also find all the information you need to apply.

Due to the expected volume of submissions and the associated organisation, the tried and tested submission fee remains unchanged at 197 euros. The "early bird" phase until the end of February 2023 rewards the early submission date with reduced conditions (159 euros). (159 euros). Newcomers are exempt from the fee.

The Erich Mendelsohn Prize 2023 will be awarded in the following categories:

- Single-family house/ semi-detached houses

- Flat buildings/storey apartment buildings

- Office and commercial buildings

- Public buildings, leisure and sport

Additional awards will also be given for:

- Refurbishment/Sustainability/Energy Efficiency.

For the fourth time, the Newcomer Award is a special prize for young architects. young architects.

Brick projects completed after 1 January 2018 can be submitted. Projects already submitted for the predecessor award 2020 may be submitted again, provided they were completed after 1 January 2018 and were not previously nominated. The composition of the jury will be announced by mid-March, and the closing date for entries is 30 April 2023. The award ceremony is scheduled for autumn 2023 in Berlin.

About the Erich Mendelsohn Prize 2023 for Brick Architecture:

The competition, which for the first time was arranged in 2008 under the name Fritz Höger Prize for Brick Architecture, takes place every three years and has been supported in partnership by the Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA since 2011. Since 2022, it has been operating under the name Erich Mendelsohn Prize for Brick Architecture. Among the designs awarded with the Grand Prix are the Siza Pavilion on the island of Hombroich (2014), the Bremer Landesbank designed by Caruso St John Architects (2017), the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne by Barozzi Veiga and the Nakasone House in Mexico City by Escobedo Soliz (both in 2020).

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