Bauhaus Award 2008


1st Prize: Steps´n Slabs, Ralf Pasel, Frederik Künzel
2nd Prize: Sayama Flat, Jo Nagasaka
3rd Prize: Portraits from above, Rufina Wu, Stefan Canham

Husly, Vigdis Haugtro, Johannes Franciscus de Gier
Nomads of the City, Katja & Steffi Hoffmann


“Housing shortages” – The minimum subsistence level housing of today Entries for the 5th Bauhaus Award 2008 may be submitted.

Category Award / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type Architectural Award
Genre Housing
Country Germany
RegDeadline 31 March 2008 GoogleCal iCal
31 March 2008 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Designers, Artists and Researchers who are under 40 years of age
Target Field Design outlines, Plans, Research projects, Films, Concepts, etc.(developed in the last five years)

With the Bauhaus Award 2008, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation continues its research into “Updating Modernism”. In doing so, a central topic of the historic Bauhaus is taken up and introduced into a contemporary discourse: solutions are sought for the minimum subsistence level housing of today.

The Bauhaus Award 2008 will look at the social standards of the modern age in the field of housing and examine these in the light of the current housing crisis. The issue at the heart of the Award will be: poverty and housing shortages. Design-based plans or concepts and models or scenarios for housing policy are sought for minimum subsistence level housing. The focus will be on the development or design of affordable housing options in urban space. Candidates are expected to explore the existential standards and social requirements of the societies on which they base their Award entry.

Prof.Dr.Omar Akbar (Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau)
Verena von Beckerath (Heide/von Beckerath/Alberts Architekten Berlin)
Prof.Dr.Tilman Harlander (Universität Stuttgart)
Dr.Robert Kaltenbrunner (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung Berlin)
Sabine Kraft (Archplus Aachen)
Prof.Philipp Oswalt (Universität Kassel)
Prof.Dr.Eckhard Ribbeck (Universität Stuttgart)

Judging Process
The jury of the first stage shall select a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 10.
The second stage is the presentation in public at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The Dessau Foundation shall pay the necessary travel and accommodation expenses as stipulated in the federal legislation on travel expenses. In the event of entries being presented by a group, travel costs will only be reimbursed for one person.

The first prize: 6,000 Euro
The second prize: 4,000 Euro
The third prize: 2,000 Euro

Entry Fee

One-page project description (maximum 2,500 signs)
Plans or presentation datas or Film productions (CD,CD-R,etc.) or Text or publication (a maximum 10-page summary)

The second stage and the presentation of prizes: 21 June 2008

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