Every two years, Archithema Publishers, with their two magazines “Das Ideale Heim” and “Umbauen + Renovieren” sets out to find the best single-family house and the best completed conversion project. For many years, these two architecture prizes have made a major contribution to giving a greater voice to modern architecture in Switzerland.
Architecture shapes our environment, our daily surroundings. Switzerland has an excellent tradition of high-quality building culture. Among the wide variety of building activities, single-family houses hold a key role: on the one hand, as objects of desire and, on the other hand, as an experiment for customised, surprising and at times also unconventional solutions. The architecture prize for “The best single-family house” offered by “Das Ideale Heim” is committed to bringing good and remarkable architecture closer to the people. This is the 8th time the prize is being awarded and the distinguished expert jury under the leadership of Barbara Holzer has selected ten unique projects – and naturally picked a winner.
“Conversion” is a highly topical and important issue. The “Umbauen + Renovieren” magazine has awarded the architecture prize “Der beste Umbau” for the best conversion since 2004, in order to assist in preserving current building fabric and in ensuring that greater attention is paid to existing buildings. This year too, the specialist jury, chaired by SIA President Stefan Cadosch, has pinpointed and nominated ten projects of outstanding architectural quality from among the 59 entries.
At 17:00 on Thursday, 16 January, the secret will be revealed on Stand F11 in Hall 2.2, and the two exceptional winning projects presented. Barbara Holzer and Stefan Cadosch will present the prizes to the architects in a festive setting. A prize from the public vote will be awarded in each case so as to underline the proximity of architecture to its daily users. Let yourself be surprised by the different and multifaceted projects in the exhibition and select your winner!
Archithema Publishers – Das Ideale Heim & Umbauen + Renovieren
Location: Hall 2.2 / Stand F11