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The DETAIL Prize 2018 is supported by:

Main Sponsor:
BAU 2019

BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is the biggest and most important event in the sector. The next BAU takes place from January 14 to 19, 2019 at the Messe München exhibition center. Around 2,200 exhibitors from some 45 countries and over 250,000 visitors from all around the world are expected to take part. In 18 halls covering 200,000 square meters of exhibition space – for years the site has been fully booked – BAU showcases architectural solutions, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and for interior fit-out, for both new-build and renovation and modernization. Every two years this event brings together market leaders from the sector to participate in a unique international display of competence spanning all the construction trades. The exhibits at the fair are organized according to building material and also product and theme area.
BAU targets all those who work in the field of planning, designing, constructing and managing buildings of all kinds. It is also the world ́s largest trade fair for architects and construction engineers, attracting more than 65,000 design professionals. The many interesting and topical events in the sup-porting program, including high-caliber forums with experts from all over the world, round off this industry showcase.


Creaton is one of the leading umbrella brands in Europe. Following the integration of Eternit's roof division on 1 January 2017, Creaton AG, which belongs to the Belgian Etex Group, now offers a complete range of products for steep roofs. The corporate group produces and sells clay roof tiles, concrete roof tiles, corrugated panels and compact roof and facade panels made of fibre cement throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The company can look back on a long and successful history, and has been producing high-quality products for steep roofs in Wertingen near Austria, where it was founded, for more than 130 years.

Deutsche Bank

As a private bank with strong roots in our domestic German market, we not only offer an extensive branch network with a wide range of financial services, but also modern access channels that allow you to reach us easily and conveniently in your local area. We draw up individual financial plans in face-to-face meetings and implement them – from private investments to corporate financing. We support our customers and enable them to achieve their goals.

Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions

Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions (GDTS) focusses on broadening its product line-up of efficient cooling and chiller solutions for process cooling in commercial and industrial applications as well as efficient heat pump solutions to replace fossil fuel heating systems. All systems will be built with environmentally friendly refrigeration circuits powered by an efficient usage of electricity. GDTS embraces the Glen Dimplex Group’s subsidiaries in Kalamazoo (USA), Kulmbach/Sonneberg (Germany) as well as Shenyang (China) and leverages more than 40 years of refrigeration experience.


A highly efficient medium-sized, responsible and family-run company – for 70 years.
Founded in 1948, KLEUSBERG carries out building projects for industry, trade, commerce and public contracting authorities. The company's aim is to continuously improve proven products and to develop new, innovative construction systems in order to create individual, sustainable and economically efficient buildings together with architects.
By prefabricating its modular buildings virtually under laboratory conditions, without external weather conditions being a factor, the company is able to achieve consistently high quality down to the last detail. Systematic waste avoidance and sophisticated materials management minimise the use of primary energy and protect the environment – right from the start.

Sponsor of the DETAIL Prize trophy:
HI-MACS® by LG Hausys

HI-MACS® is a solid surface material that can be moulded into any shape. It is widely used for architectural and interior applications, such as sculptural and high performance wall-cladding or kitchen, bathroom and furniture surfaces, in commercial, residential and public space projects. It is composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface which meets the highest standards for aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene – offering manifold advantages over conventional materials.
HI-MACS® provides limitless possibilities for surfacing solutions and inspires creative minds from all over the world. Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Moneo, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders and David Chipperfield, among others, have completed fabulous projects using HI-MACS®.
Although HI-MACS® is almost as robust as stone, it can be worked in a similar way as wood: it can be sawn, routed, drilled or sanded. The solid surface material does not absorb humidity, is highly resistant to stains, and is easy to clean, maintain and repair.

Public Partner:

Bayerische Architektenkammer / Bavarian Chamber of Architects

The Bavarian Chamber of Architects (ByAK) is a body of public law and fulfils the responsibilities of public administration. Supervisory authority is the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior. The Bavarian Chamber of Architects represents the interests of its members: about 23,000 architects and interior architects, landscape architects and urban planners in the Federal State of Bavaria. Only those persons who are registered in the Chamber of Architects in their respective federal state are entitled to call themselves "architect", "interior architect", "landscape architect" and/or "urban planner". These occupational titles are protected by the rules and regulations of the Chambers of Architects of the German Federal States.
The principal tasks of the ByAK are – as noted in the Bayerische Baukammerngesetz (Bavarian Law of Building Chambers)
•    to strengthen the awareness of architectural culture
•    to act in the interest of its members in public and at political level
•    to provide consumer protection
•    offering general consulting services for members and the public and expert advice in technical and legal matters to all members
•    to carry out public relations for the architectural profession
•    to offer education and training in all aspects concerning architecture
•    to promote and facilitate architectural competitions
•    to offer support in all questions of planning and building handicapped accessible physical structures

Bundesingenieurkammer The Federal Chamber of Engineering was founded on February 17th, 1989. Its members are the sixteen chambers of engineers of the Federal Republic of Germany. There is particular focus on the creation of uniform job specifications and regulations for engineering study programs in Germany and the European Union. The Federal Chamber of Engineers represents the fundamental social, educational and professional interests of the sixteen regional chambers of engineers. Around 43,000 engineers are organized in the State Chambers of engineers, including around 15,000 Consulting Engineers as mandatory members and around 25,000 voluntary members.
Every two years the Federal Chamber of Engineering awards the German Engineering Prize and the German Bridge Construction Prize and twice a year the title "Historische Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst". To support young talents the Federal Chamber of Engineering organizes every year together with the regional chambers of engineers, the federalwide student competition "Junior.ING".

Team of Excellence for the Culture and Creative Industries of the City of Munich

The Team of Excellence for the Culture and Creative Industries is a service provided by the City of Munich to support the culture and creative industries in the Munich Metropolitan Region (MM). It offers free advice to individuals and companies working in every segment of these multi-faceted industries, supports their image building and networking efforts, and helps them find suitable office space and premises. The aim is to promote the culture and creative industries, encourage the sharing of experience and realize valuable synergies. The team also gives this highly diverse sector a forum in which to voice its needs and the opportunity to build bridges and contacts. One goal is to help both the public at large and the wider economy to perceive these industries more clearly as an innovative force.


Since 2002 the Federal Chamber of German Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer) supports German architects, engineers and specialized planners with the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX in their move abroad. The aim of NAX is to make the international exchange of planning services easier and to promote the professional mobility of architects and planners. NAX brings together internationally experienced architects and planners with colleagues, developers and investors in Europe and worldwide.
The variety of German planning quality is shown in the portfolio of the 1500 NAX members and its inner circle of 58 internationally working planning practices, which are the signboard of NAX.  
NAX and its members are in constant contact with representatives from politics and diplomacy and are taking part in foreign delegation visits of the federal ministries and the ministries of the "Länder".
With events and workshops, with the participation in relevant fairs, with its country database, exhibitions and publications NAX aims to promote the brand "Architecture Made in Germany" on a national and international level. The work of NAX is supported by numerous Network Partners.


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