DETAIL Prize 2014

The nominees have been decided!

The DETAIL editorial team is simply overwhelmed: 343 projects from 41 countries have been submitted for the DETAIL Prize 2014. Choosing the best 13 from all the entries wasn't easy. Now DETAIL readers have the opportunity to choose their favourites for the DETAIL Reader Prize 2014. At the same time, the international jury will evaluate the nominated works and award the DETAIL Prize 2014 to the best project.

This is the sixth time that the DETAIL Prize has been awarded. What the judges were looking for were architecturally challenging projects with innovative details. And that is precisely what they got! On August 11, 2014, the DETAIL editorial team met to review all 434 projects that had been entered into the competition. The 13 best entries can be viewed from today at You have until 20 September 2014 to click on your favourite. Each online user has one vote.

In addition to the readers, the renowned jury consisting of Werner Frosch (Henning Larsen Architects), Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen (Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter), Valerio Olgiati, Enrique Sobejano (Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos) and Gerhard Wittfeld (kadawittfeldarchitektur) will also examine the selected works. The best project as characterized by innovative details within a coherent overall concept, will be the winner of the DETAIL Prize 2014.

The winners of the main and Readers' Prize will be announced in October, and both the nominees and winners will be celebrated at the award ceremony on 20 November 2014 in Berlin. In January, all interested parties will have the opportunity to visit the DETAIL Prize exhibition at BAU 2015.

The stated goal of the DETAIL Prize is to highlight the importance of architecture for society, to strengthen the role of architects in public life and to promote networking among architects, industrialists, developers and politicians. This goal is supported by our partners, BAU 2015, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, and Josef Gartner GmbH.