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In 2020, DETAIL is awarding the international DETAIL Prize for the ninth time and is looking for projects that are ground-breaking due to their outstanding architectural-design and technical qualities.
The prize is awarded every two years by DETAIL in cooperation with sponsors from industry and conceptual partners from the field of politics. The declared aim of the DETAIL Prize is to highlight the importance of architecture for society, to strengthen the role of architects in public, and to promote networking among architects, industrialists, developers and politicians.

The prize is awarded in three categories:

The DETAIL Prize is awarded for a building that is especially characterised by well-designed, future-oriented and technically-innovative details within an outstanding overall concept.

DETAIL Prize for Students and Architecture Schools
For the first time, young creative talents can win prizes with projects realised at architecture schools. The prize will be awarded to a building that is especially characterised by a willingness to experiment, innovative processes and technical details within an outstanding overall design. It can be submitted as an entry by the supervising lecturer.

DETAIL Readers' Prize
The DETAIL Readers' Prize is awarded to DETAIL readers' favourite project as chosen in an online vote.


Due to the corona situation changes to the schedule of the DETAIL Prize 2020 and its communication have occurred. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Submission:             02 March to 22 May 2020 (new extended deadline)
Jury meeting:           26 June 2020
Reader voting:          14 September to 30 October 2020       
Award ceremony:    January 2021 at BAU 2021

Awarding architectural quality
In a first step, the DETAIL editorial team nominates the most impressive projects from all the submissions. In a second step, a high-calibre and international jury of experts will then select from the nominations the winners of the DETAIL Prize 2020. Also on offer once again will be the popular DETAIL Readers' Prize, the winner of which will be chosen by DETAIL readers' by means of an online vote.

Celebrating architecture
At a public award-ceremony to be held in Munich in January 2021 at BAU 2021, the winning projects for the main prize and the prize-winning project for the DETAIL Prize for Students and Schools of Architecture will be presented by the respective offices.

Information on the winners of the DETAIL Prize 2018 can be found here.


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