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.
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.
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