17. April 2019
Prizes awarded by the BDA Berlin to support talented young architects, urban planners and theorists
Hans Schaefers Prize for young architects and urban planners from Berlin
Daniel Gössler Award for young theorists from Germany and abroad
The BDA Berlin (German Association of Architects Berlin) supports talented young architects, urban planners and theorists with two endowed prizes.
The Hans Schaefers Prize will be awarded for outstanding planning achievements and is endowed with 5,000 euros. As well as built architectural projects, urban planning interventions and strategies that address current issues in the architectural debate may also be submitted. Entries must be projects realized since 2014. The projects do not have to be planned for Berlin. The competition is open to all architects and urban planners or graduates in either discipline of any nationality who are resident and/or whose business is currently registered in Berlin or has been so within the last three years. Entrants must be younger than forty in the year when the prize is awarded.
The Daniel Gössler Award will be awarded for an outstanding work of architectural theory and is endowed with 1,250 euros. All theoretical works that address relevant issues in current architecture and urban planning debates are eligible. The works should make a serious contribution to the current discourse and should refer to the socio-political context. Entries must have been published since 2014 and may not have previously been submitted for the Daniel Gössler Award. Non-German entries must be submitted in German or English translation. The competition is open to all architects and urban planners or graduates in these or any other discipline of any nationality who are younger than forty in the year when the prize is awarded.
Deadline for submission of documentation: 17 June 2019, 12 pm
Awarding authority: BDA prizes for young architects 2019
Hans Schaefers Prize
Daniel Gössler Award 2019
Dipl.-Ing Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff, (BDA architect, Berlin)
Dipl.-Ing Hans-Joachim Paap (board of BDA Berlin, chairman Hans Schaefers Stiftung)
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Enrique Sobejano (BDA architect, Berlin/Madrid)
Dipl.-Ing. Fabian Wichers, (architect, Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Annette Menting (Architectural historian and critic, Leipzig)
Dr. Nathalie Bredella (Architekturhistorikerin, Berlin)
Andreas Denk, architecture journalist, Berlin (permanent substitute)
Call for Entries: 16 April 2019
Deadline for submission: 17 June 2019, 12.00 pm to the office of the BDA Berlin, Mommsenstraße 64, 10629 Berlin, Germany
Jury: 30 August 2019
Meeting of the jury: 30 August 2019
Awarding of the prizes: September/October 2019
The young Talents Awards of the BDA and their founders
Hans Schaefers, born in 1907, worked for many years as a successful architect in his native Berlin, founding an architects’ office there in 1937. His breakthrough came in 1957 with a new building in the city for the life insurance company Volkshilfe Lebensversicherung. Other important projects included an office block on Hohenzollerndamm for the BfA (the German state pensions agency) and buildings for Berlin Zoo. Hans Schaefers was an active member of the BDA board in 1956/57 and maintained a close connection with the BDA until his death in 1991. He endowed the prize named after him to promote talented young architects and it was awarded by the BDA for the first time in 1992. In 2005, the BDA Berlin founded the Hans-Schaefers-Stiftung, and Berlin’s Senator for Urban Development, Ingeborg Junge-Reyer, became the patron of the prize the same year.
Daniel Gössler, born in 1959, founded the architects’ office Architekten Gössler together with his brother Bernhard Gössler and Martin Kreienbaum in 1987, opening branches in his native Hamburg as well as in Berlin and Erfurt. His work includes the new Hanover trade fair station built for Expo 2000, Humboldt University’s Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum in the Berlin district of Adlershof, and the central coach station in Erfurt. Daniel Gössler was appointed to the BDA in Berlin in 1998. As spokesperson for the Working Committee of Young Architects in the BDA he was highly committed to supporting early-career architects.
He was also editor of the book Positionen junger Architekten in Deutschland, which was published in 2002. Following his death in 2003, Daniel Gössler’s family and friends endowed the Daniel Gössler Award in order to continue his great commitment to young architects. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2007.