By Yorck Foerster
The German Architecture Annual, edited by the German Architecture Museum (DAM), has been documenting contemporary architectural projects in Germany for almost 40 years. This year's edition of the annual, with contributions by renowned authors, presents the shortlist of 26 buildings selected by a jury for the 2020 DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany. Architects, architectural critics, and curators of the museum visited around 100 nominated buildings to determine the shortlist. The volume also offers a portrait of three outstanding projects by German architects realized in a foreign country. This year's winner of the DAM Prize is the James-Simon-Galerie in Berlin by the London-based practice David Chipperfield Architects. The finalists included: the new taz building in Berlin by EA Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert Architekten; the entrance building for the Glentleiten Open-Air Museum in Grossweil (Upper Bavaria) by Florian Nagler Architekten; a new mixed-use development overlooking the Peterskirchhof cemetary in Frankfurt am Main by NKBAK Architekten; and the residential building 'einfach gebaut' in Berlin by orange architekten. The book also offers an in-depth interview with architect Peter Wilson on the challenges of building in Albania as well as an essay by Reiner Nagel on the importance of engaging with rural places. Bilingual edition in German & English.
Berlin, 2020, 28cm x 22cm, 256pp, illustrated, Hardback.