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KfW Construction Award 2020 – final stretch of the application phase

Press Release from 2020-01-09 / Group

  • A total of up to EUR 35,000 in prize money
  • “New construction” and “modernising existing buildings” categories
  • Apply by 5 February 2020

Until 5 February 2020, private developers and joint building ventures that have carried out a new construction project or expanded, converted, modernised or revived an existing building in the last five years can apply for the KfW Construction Award 2020. Whether single- or multi-family homes: the submitted projects will be evaluated and awarded as a whole. The right balance of appealing architecture and appearance, good integration into the architectural surroundings, cost and energy efficiency, future-oriented and sustainable building methods, optimum use of space and land, and individual comfort are deciding factors.

“One of KfW's key promotional priorities is to create housing. The KfW Construction Award honours exemplary projects that combine successful architecture with cost and energy efficiency, accessibility and living comfort, and motivate other property developers to do the same,” says Dr Ingrid Hengster, Member of the Executive Board of KfW Group. She emphasises that “the aim is to provide impetus for sustainable private construction and identify trends for the future.”

The KfW Construction Award has a total prize fund of EUR 35,000. In the “new construction” and “modernising existing buildings” categories, the winners receive a total of EUR 30,000. The first prize in both categories is EUR 7,000. The second-place winners receive EUR 5,000, and the winners of the third-place prize receive EUR 3,000 each. The jury under the chairmanship of the architect, Professor Hans Kollhoff, may also award a special prize of EUR 5,000.

The awards will be presented at a formal awards ceremony on 14 May at KfW's representative office on Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin.

For more information and application forms, go to www.kfw.de/award-bewerbung (available in German only).

You can read stories about the award-winning buildings of 2019 at kfw.de/stories/dossier-construction-award-2019.html


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