German Natural Stone Award 2015

The German Natural Stone Award is endowed with € 15000 and was awarded to the winner of category A - “Public and commercial buildings”.

The jury of DNP 2015 had nominated 15 outstanding projects in four categories, which are by name:
  • category A – “Public and commercial buildings”
  • category B – “Landscaping and garden planning”
  • category C – “Massive components and refurbishment” and
  • category D – “Living houses and apartment buildings”.
Winner DNP 2015 and winner category A - Public and commercial buildings: Zoofenster – Waldorf Astoria, Berlin
Architects: Christoph Mäckler Architekten, Frankfurt/Main
Used natural stone: Trosselfels, Tauern Grün (below the store windows), Nero Assoluto (entrance of the romanesque Café)
Winner category B: Landscaping and garden planning
Sechseläutenplatz, Zurich, Switzerland
Architects: vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich, Switzerland
zach + zünd architekten gmbh bsa sia, Zurich, Switzerland
Used natural stone:
Vals quartzite
Winner category C: Massive components and refurbishment
Dienstleistungszentrum Bielefeld
Architects: Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten
Used natural stone:
Jurassic lime stone
Winner category D: Living houses and apartement buildings
Quartier du Grand-Pré, Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland
Architects: Luscher Architects
Used natural stone: travertine, Type classic, bright, Italy
The jury consisted of five well-known architects and four representatives of the German natural stone industry.
Jury architects, BDA:
Arch. Heiner Farwick, (president of ‘Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA)‘, Berlin), Arch. Max Dudler (Berlin), Arch. Hans U. Grassmann (St. Gallen), Arch. Amandus Sattler (Munich), Arch. Benedikt Schulz (Leipzig).
Jury DNV:
Joachim Grüter (president of ‘Deutscher Naturwerkstein-Verband‘ (DNV), Würzburg), Thomas Hippelein (vice president DNV, Satteldorf), Heinrich-Georg Hofmann (member of board DNV, Werbach-Gamburg), Albrecht Lauster (member of board DNV, Stuttgart)

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