Bauhaus Dessau

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BAUHAUS MUSEUM DESSAU

Architecture prizewinner announced

Dessau-Roßlau, 4th September 2015

Late yesterday evening, the jury in the design competition for the construction of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau awarded two first prizes. The prizewinners, selected by a majority decision with one dissenting voice, come from New York and Barcelona with the third and fourth prizes going to Zürich and Toronto.

Two first prizes awarded!

It was a long day of intense discussion covering all aspects of the project to build the Bauhaus Museum Dessau. In the end, the jury, voting by a majority with one dissenting voice, elected to give first place to two designs. A further surprise came shortly before 10 p.m. when anonymity was lifted and it was revealed that the firms selected came from all over the world.

The prizewinners are as follows:

Equal first places:

  • Architects: Gonzalez Hinz Zabala (Roberto González Peñalver, José Zabala Rojí, Anne Katharina Hinz), Barcelona/Spain
    Landscape architect: Roser Vives de Delás, Barcelona/Spain
  • Architects: Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata), New York/USA
    Landscape architect: Misako Murata, New York/USA

Third place:

  • Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG (Maurice Berrel), Zurich/Switzerland
    Landscape architect: ASP Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Florian Seibold), Zürich, Switzerland

Fourth place:

  • Architects: Ja Architecture Studio (Nima Javidi), Toronto/Canada
    Landscape architects: JA Architecture Studio (Behnaz Assadi), Toronto/Canada

Awards were also given to the following firms:

  • Architects: Raummanufaktur (Edin Saronjic, Alexander Scholtysek), Darmstadt/Germany
    Landscape architects: Franz Reschke Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin/Germany
  • ​Architects: Nussmüller Architekten ZT GmbH (Inge and Stefan Nussmüller), Graz/Austria
    Landscape architect: Robert Kutscha, Graz/Austria
  • Architects: Steiner, Weißenberger Architekten (David Steiner, Karl Weißenberger), Berlin/Germany
    Landscape architect: Jens Henningsen, Berlin/Germany

Claudia Perren, Director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and building contractor, feels confirmed about the decision for an open competition. “We consciously decided for an open, anonymous announcement, to offer young offices and international architects a real chance. They have used their chance. The first prizewinners form New York and Barcelona and the other prizes are all international ones. This is a first-class competition.”

For more info go to www.bauhausmuseum-dessau.de 


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