DETAIL Prize 2014 - Impressive award ceremony at the Museum for Communication Berlin
Karin Lang, Managing Director of DETAIL, opened the evening by warmly thanking all the partners and sponsors. DETAIL Editor-in-Chief, Christian Schittich, then explained the procedure for the two-stage competition and the main selection criteria for the nominations. He drew attention to the surprisingly wide range of submissions, which is also reflected in the two winning entries.
After a few words of greeting by Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Appointed Deputy Chairman & CEO of Messe München GmbH, Frank Küsters, as the representative of Josef Gartner GmbH, and Gunther Adler, Secretary of State in the BMUB, there followed the actual award ceremony, overseen by Christian Schittich and Meike Weber, DETAIL Publishing Director.
On behalf of the entire jury, Werner Frosch from Henning Larsen Architects in Munich, handed the DETAIL Prize 2014 and the prize money of €5,000 to Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle from BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, for their project, Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark. Frosch said in his brief introduction that he was especially impressed by the successful combination of old and new and the way in which the historical context had been dealt with. Bjarke Ingels was delighted to accept the award, and emphasized the indispensable interplay of idea and detail in the design and implementation of his architecture.