Late yesterday evening, the jury in the design competition for the construction of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau awarded two first prizes.
The prize winners, selected by a majority decision with one dissenting voice, come from New York and Barcelona with the third and fourth prizes going to Zürich and Toronto.
It was a long day of intense discussion covering all aspects of the project to build the Bauhaus Museum Dessau. In the end, the jury, voting by a majority with one dissenting voice, elected to give first place to two designs.
A further surprise came shortly before 10 p.m. when anonymity was lifted and it was revealed that the firms selected came from all over the world. The prizewinners are as follows:
Architects: Gonzalez Hinz Zabala (Roberto González Peñalver, José Zabala Rojí, Anne Katharina Hinz), Barcelona/Spain
Landscape architect: Roser Vives de Delás, Barcelona/Spain
Architects: Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata), New York/USA
Landscape architect: Misako Murata, New York/USA
Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG (Maurice Berrel), Zurich/Switzerland
Landscape architect: ASP Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Florian Seibold), Zürich, Switzerland
Architects: Ja Architecture Studio (Nima Javidi), Toronto/Canada
Landscape architects: JA Architecture Studio (Behnaz Assadi), Toronto/Canada
Claudia Perren, Director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and building contractor, feels confirmed about the decision for an open competition. “We consciously decided for an open, anonymous announcement, to offer young offices and international architects a real chance.
They have used their chance. The first prizewinners form New York and Barcelona and the other prizes are all international ones. This is a first-class competition.” Source by Bauhaus Museum Dessau.