We are delighted that the Association of German Architects (BDA) has awarded the 2017 Hugo Häring Award to the Helmholtz Institute at Ulm University as part of the most important architecture competition in Baden Württemberg.
This recognition honours direct dialogue between client and architect, which constitutes a prerequisite for exemplary projects.
The jury gave particular emphasis to the irregular, heavily perforated metal façade that softens the cubic building volume and creates very varied moods through lighting effects and weather conditions. The expansive, open entrance situation, bright finishes and glazed internal courtyards all arouse curiosity and create an excellent atmosphere for research.
A total of 36 works were submitted. 10 of the projects received awards.