Berlin Award 2016 - Heimat in der Fremde

The main goal is to contribute to improving the quality of life of refugees through innovative projects. The successful integration of the projects in their urban context is an important part of this goal.

Category Award
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Housing, Temporary-Structure
Country Berlin, Germany
Registration Deadline 28 April 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 28 April 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field Project contributions must be possible to realise or already have been realised.

Description
Currently, 60 million people the world over have fled their homes. The dimensions of the refugee movement are becoming a major challenge for big cities in particular, where these displaced persons must be accommodated and provided for, given work and integrated into society in large numbers and in a short time. For this reason, it is necessary to quickly create adequate living space and interfaces between this living space and the urban realm in order to facilitate participation in urban life from the outset.
The Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment is sponsoring the international Berlin Award 2016 – Heimat in der Fremde. This Award recognises innovative projects for accommodating refugees. The main goal of the Berlin Award 2016 – Heimat in der Fremde is to contribute to improving the quality of life of refugees through innovative projects. The successful integration of the projects in their urban context is an important part of this goal.
We are looking for innovative planning concepts and realised projects. Project contributions can be submitted by architects, planners, or planning teams as well as by owner-builders, project developers, community initiatives, institutes and operators. Project contributions must be possible to realise or already have been realised. It must be possible to adapt submitted projects to the requirements effective here in Berlin.

Jury
Regula Lüscher, Director of Urban Development, Berlin
Oliver Elser, Curator, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt a.M.
Donatella Fioretti, Architect, Berlin
Jörg Friedrich, Architect Hamburg / Hannover
Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Architect, Berlin

Prize
Exhibition, Publication

Entry Fee
None

Entries
- A perspective / a spatial illustration in the 'Realistic planning concepts' category; a photograph of the completed project in the 'Realised construction project' category (as a bitmap image at least 300 dpi in resolution; 420 x 300 mm and 180 x 130 mm in size)
- A site plan or a floor plan (as a vector image in PDF or EPS format)
- Further images to illustrate the concept (as bitmap images at least 300 dpi in resolution and 180 mm x 130 mm in size)

Timetable
Award ceremony: Spring 2016
Exhibition opening: Spring 2016

Organizer
The Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment

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