The Jury, leaders of the architecture and design fields,
selected 3 winners and 15 honorable mentions. The first place went to an urban mega-structure from Poland, other winners come from India and Russia.
Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and
regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by
Fraunhofer researchers harnesses solar thermal energy.
Frei Otto, the German architect who designed the tented roof of Munich’s Olympic Stadium learned of the award shortly before he died at age 89. Otto was an architect, visionary, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, teacher and collaborator.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of "Best Tall Building Worldwide" at the 13th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony for its iconic character.
The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects has taken the Arnold Laver Gold Award in the Wood Awards 2014 competition - the flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design. The Furniture Awards and two special awards were chosen, too.
Experts from Germany and abroad were informed by means of specialist presentations on topics such as "Environment and Health" and "Markets and New Technologies for Wood-Based Materials" at the 9th Symposium in Hanover.
When many countries in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa gained their
independence, experimental and futuristic architecture became a
symbol for national identities. The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Germany presents this period of more recent architectural history.