The German Natural Stone Prize (DNP) was awarded for the 19th time
The German Natural Stone Prize (DNP) was awarded for the 19th time this year. It goes to sustainable projects made of natural stone indoors and outdoors, which are exemplary for high architectural quality and energy-saving construction.
There was a total of 66 entries, 17 of which had been nominated for the award.
The prize is awarded in 4 categories:
* “Residential and apartment buildings”
* “Public and commercial buildings”
* “Massive stone elements and refurbishment” and
* “Landscaping and garden planning”.
In each category, the jury selects one winner. One of these 4 category winners will receive the German Natural Stone Award, which is endowed with 15,000 €. Each of the other 3 category winners receives € 5,000.
The award ceremony will be held at the Stone+tec trade fair on May 12, 2021, in Nuremberg.
Winner DNP 2020 and winner category „Residential and apartment buildings“
Schwabinger Carré II, Munich
Architects: Meili, Peter Architects, Munich
Used natural stone: Shell Limestone Grigio Alpi
Photos: Florian Holzherr, Gauting
Jury statement: Schleißheimer Strasse is not one of the top addresses in Munich. So the question for the architect was: How can a new building sustainably improve this urban space? With this remarkable example, architectural office Meili, Peter showed how empowerment of a city area can be achieved with architecture that is not spectacular at first glance.
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