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2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture

BONN. The “2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture” is now open for submissions. For the third time, this internationally renowned architecture award will be presented by the “Initiative Bauen mit Backstein” (Brick Building Initiative), once again with the support of the Association of German Architects (BDA).


The Brick Building Initiative awards architects and planners who take advantage of the architectural potential offered by brick, the traditional building material, with the 2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture. Buildings, whose designs integrate economic, ecological and artistic aspects for their complete planning requirement and whose architecture uses the location and its portfolio in the right way is what we are looking for. All information required to apply can be found on the competition website:


The 2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture worth a total of 10,000 euros will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Detached/semi-detached houses | Einfamilienhaus/ Doppelhaushälfte
  • Apartment blocks/multi-storey residental buildings | Wohnungsbau/Geschosswohnungsbau
  • Office and commercial buildings | Büro- und Gewerbebauten
  • Public buildings, sport and leisure | Öffentliche Bauten, Freizeit und Sport


Additional awards will also be presented in the following areas:

  • Passive house/Energy efficiency | Passivhaus/Energieeffizienz
  • Renovation/Sustainability | Sanierung/Nachhaltigkeit
  • Young talent/Newcomers | Nachwuchs/Newcomer


Properties with a brick façade that were completed after 1st January 2009 can be submitted. Properties that have already been submitted for the 2011 Fritz Höger Award can be submitted again as long as they were completed after 1st January 2009.


Architects and planners can submit their documents for participation online at or send them by post. International submissions are welcome. The closing date for entries is 30th April 2014. The award ceremony will be held in Berlin in the autumn of 2014.


Information on the 2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture:

The Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture, awarded for the first time in 2008, is presented every three years and is now one of the major architecture prizes in Germany with more than 340 national and international entries being submitted most recently. The competition has been supported by the Association of German Architects BDA in partnership since 2011.


Interested architects who would like to receive information about the latest developments concerning the 2014 Fritz Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture can automatically register free of charge at to receive the “Brick Newsletter”. The new Facebook page also offers the latest insights into the competition:


We would also be happy to provide you with illustrative image material for a publication on request. It is politely requested that specimen copies of this publication be sent to us.


Further information:

Initiative Zweischalige Wand – Bauen mit Backstein

Tel.: +49 (0) 228 9 14 93-18, E-mail:


Press contact:
KopfKunst, Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH

Tobias Steinkamp

Tel.: +49 (0) 02 51 9 79 17-36, E-mail:



Hintergrundbild: Geschäfts- und Bürogebäude Domstraße, schenk+waiblinger architekten, Hamburg; Foto © schenk+waiblinger (Einreichung im Rahmen des Fritz-Höger-Preises 2011)