In 2020, the city of Essen, together with the Association of German Architects, offered the Essen Architecture Prize for the first time. The winners were already announced in March, on Thursday, 19.08. followed the official award ceremony at Messe Essen. The joint work of architects and the building owners was honored, as Essen’s Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen stated: “Good architecture can only be created through interaction.”
In addition to our RAG Foundation and RAG AG administration building on the Zollverein World Heritage Site, completed in 2017, the second award went to Heinrich Böll for the Protestant Community Center Altenessen-Karnap. Four recognitions and an audience award were also presented.
From August 22 to September 19, 2021, all 32 submissions to the Essen 2020 Architecture Award will be exhibited at Forum Kunst und Architektur, Kopstadtplatz 12, 45127 Essen. Interested parties can visit the exhibition from 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free of charge.