An international jury of experts have awarded the DETAIL Prize 2018 to a total of five winners, each of which will be presented in different issues of DETAIL. This year, two first prizes of equal rank were awarded to two projects dedicated to the upgrading and conversion of historical buildings. The starting point and chosen strategies are radically different, but the effects in both cases are similar: Long-term vacancies have been overcome and social added-value created.
A first prize was awarded to Heatherwick Studio for its Zeitz Mocaa project, the Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town (DETAIL 11/2017), an to Harquitectes for the Civic Centre Cristalleries Planell in Barcelona (DETAIL 10/2018).
Undurraga Deves Arquitectos are the winners of the DETAIL structure special prize for the Chilean Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, which has found a new use as a cultural centre in Temuco, Southern Chile (DETAIL structure 4/2018).
Christensen & Co Architects and Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter have been awarded the DETAIL inside special prize for the atrium of the Life Science & Bioengineering Building of the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby (DETAIL inside 2/2018).
The DETAIL Readers' Prize went to RAW/deAbajoGarcia for their project Impluvium, a community centre in Reinosa, Spain (DETAIL 7+8/2018).
The DETAIL Prize 2018 is being held in cooperation with BAU, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, as the main sponsor. Further supporters are: Creaton, Deutsche Bank, Glen Dimplex Germany, HI-MACS® by LG Hausys and Kleusberg. Conceptual partners are: The Federal Ministry of the Interior,Building and Community, the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, the Federal Chamber of Engineers, the City of Munich's Team of Experts for the Cultural and Creative Industries and the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX.