Champions again: Two AS+P projects win at the German Design Award 2020


From masterplan to open-space and transportation planning, including climate-optimized architecture - AS+P’s vision for the urban planning was developed digitally down to the very details and then implemented. Photo © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH

The German Design Council has awarded the accolade of “winner” to both the “Badya City Integrated Urban Planning” and the “MHK European HQ Newbuild”.

Back in October, AS+P won the Iconic Award for both projects and the planners and architects can now be delighted at receiving the next award, too.

The Badya City Integrated Urban Planning project won over the inter­national specialist jury consisting of design experts from the worlds of business and science as well as academics in the “Urban Space and Infrastructure” category: “The new urban district was planned holistically with the objective to provide sustainable solutions to all the problems that a city has which has grown organically down through the generations. The project was undoubtedly a gigantic challenge in all respects (be they formal, technological, strategic or cultural) and deserves the greatest respect.”

The MHK Headquarter newbuild won in the Architecture / Concept category: “Without doubt, the daring 32-meter-long projecting porch is the striking design feature and a masterpiece of load-bearing engineering, which impressively demonstrates what technology can achieve. The holistic elegance of the design first arises with the interplay with the perfect proportions of the building’s volume and glass façade,” the jury found. The German Design Award 2020 will be bestowed in February of next year in the context of the world’s largest consumer goods fair, the Ambiente. Parallel to this, the winning projects will be presented to the public in a specially-designed exhibition.

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“A masterpiece in terms of load-bearing design”, said the specialist jury and bestowed the German Design Award 2020 on the MHK Headquarter newbuild. Photo © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH