Stadtmauerhaus receives German Design Award Special 2019
»Modern, clear and perfectly proportioned.«
We are pleased that the »Stadtmauerhaus – Wohn- und Geschäftshaus« has been awarded the German Design Award Special 2019 by the German Design Council.
Judgment of the jury
»The sculptural building, which extends over several levels with its generous window fronts, is modern, clear and perfectly proportioned.«
German Design Award
The German Design Awards are the international premier prize awarded by the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present, and honour unique trends in design. Every year, high-calibre entries in the fields of product and communication design are honoured, each of which blazes new trails in the international design landscape. The German Design Awards, launched in 2012, are among the most prestigious design competitions worldwide and have an excellent reputation far beyond specialist circles.
Stadtmauerhaus – Wohn- und Geschäftshaus
An important link in the urban planning between the Museum and the city centre is the new Stadtmauerhaus (city wall house). It connects the cultural and commercial city.
With its cubist design, it presents itself as a finely proportioned building sculpture. Windows and balconies were embedded into the body, rather than additively attached. The delicate architectural style bridges the gap between the historical Gründerzeit houses and the primarily closed, two-storey buildings around the Citykirche (city church).
It is aligned with the hillside and consists of two main bodies that cover multiple storeys. Its materials and colours are designed to match the historical cityscape.