November 2022 sees the 10th jubilee edition of the International High-Rise Award.
Since 2004, the prize has been organized and awarded jointly by the City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank. Since the beginning of the millennium, it has kept pace with the ongoing boom worldwide in what is clearly the prime field of architecture in the 21st century.
The project that wins the International High-Rise Award is announced at a formal prize-giving ceremony in Frankfurt’s august Paulskirche, followed by an exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (guesting in Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt) and an extensive book publication.
The nominees have been chosen
Since 2004, the International High-Rise Award has been held every two years jointly by the City of Frankfurt, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and DekaBank and conferred on a high-rise selected by the jury from a long list of international nominees.
The International High-Rise Award is conferred on a building that combines exemplary sustainability, outer shape, inner spatial qualities, and social aspects to form a superior building.
The International High-Rise Award is conferred on the developer and the planning practice and includes a cash prize of EUR 50,000; it is based on a nomination process. Planning practices are invited to participate and can therefore not simply submit entries.
The composition of the jury changes for each new edition of the IHA. It is made up of renowned international architects, engineers, and architectural critics as well as representatives of the partners, namely DekaBank, the City of Frankfurt, and Deutsches Architekturmuseum.