Registration for the international ICONIC AWARDS Innovative Architecture has begun. The German Design Council awards honour outstanding achievements in architecture, product and interior design.

The awards are open for architects, engineers, specialists planners, agencies, design firms, construction businesses and real estate companies, as well to manufacturers from the design or production sectors. All projects must be submitted no later than 3 June 2022. The jury will choose the winners of the “Best of Best”, the “Winner” or “Selection” titles. It will also award the special categories “Architects of the year” and the “Interior Designers of the year” as well as the honorary prize “Architects’ Client of the year”. The past winners include Kengo Kuma and Alberto Caiola, as well as Sir David Chipperfield.

The award ceremony is a great way to communicate with the winners and position them as successful players in international environments. It also allows them to travel to Munich for the EXPO Real awards ceremony.

Turmhaus Tirol. Image Courtesy of holzrausch Planung GmbH

Jury members

  • Michel Casertano, Associate partner, Atelier Bruckner GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Silvia Olp, President, aed e.V., Verein zur Forderung von Architektur, Engineering & Design, Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek, Owner, Werner Sobek AG, Stuttgart
  • Song Zhaoqing, founder and chief architect of Lacime Architects in Shanghai
Gemdale • Hohhot China Chic Sales Center. Image Courtesy of Shanghai PTArchitects
Gemdale • Hohhot China Chic Sales Center. Image Courtesy of Shanghai PTArchitects
NESTT. Image Courtesy of Stinessen Arkitektur AS
NESTT. Image Courtesy of Stinessen Arkitektur AS

German Design Council

Since 1953, the German Design Council has been a leading centre of communication and knowledge transfer in design, branding, and innovation. The international offerings, promotion of new talent, and memberships have all contributed to global exchange and networking. The German Design Council facilitates global exchange through events, conventions and awards. It also hosts expert committees and jury sessions. The current membership includes over 350 companies.