Respect and perspective when building in existing contexts – this was the starting point on which the panel of judges selected almost a dozen outstanding architectural projects from around 300 submissions earlier this year. On 8th December 2016, the award winners were officially honoured for their exemplary solutions in the context of existing buildings by db editor-in-chief Ulrike Kunkel and panel member Matthias Burkart. Along with the award ceremony, there was another cause for celebration that evening, namely the 150th anniversary of the construction journal db deutsche bauzeitung. The Wizemann Areal in Stuttgart provided the ideal setting for the event.

Photos: Andreas Körner, bildhuebsche fotografie, Stuttgart