DETAIL Prize 2016

The DETAIL Prize 2016 is supported by:




BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is the biggest and most important event in the sector. The next BAU takes place from January 16 to 21, 2017 at the Messe München exhibition center. Around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and approximately 250,000 visitors from all around the world are expected to take part.
On display at BAU on 180,000 square meters of exhibition space—for years all the available space has been fully booked—are architectural solutions, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and for interior fit-out, for both new-build and renovation and modernization. Every two years this event brings together market leaders from the sector to participate in a unique international display of competence spanning all the construction trades.
BAU is also the world´s largest trade fair for architects and construction engineers, attracting more than 60,000 design professionals. The exhibits at the fair are organized according to building material and also product and theme area.
The many attractive events in the supporting program, including high-caliber forums with experts from all over the world, round off this industry showcase.



Architectural Envelopes for Signature Buildings. With unique and innovative façades, Gartner shapes a large number of architectural highlights and the skylines of metropolises throughout the world – from Hong Kong all the way to London and Frankfurt.
The high-tech architectural envelopes in aluminium, steel, glass and other materials, set new standards for high-class, energy-efficient and economic buildings such as the façades of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Germany) with its curved glazing, the Roche high-rise building in Basel (Switzerland) with its particularly sustainable Closed Cavity Façade or the aluminium and steel sheet envelope of the Whitney-Museum in New York (U.S.).
More than 1.500 employees of the Josef Gartner GmbH are engaged in creating outstanding architecture with technically excellent design, production and installation. They combine creative art of engineering with technical precision and highest quality. he süpectrum of offerings ranges from In-house services embrace early consulting & planning, technical research & development, design & engineering, project management and performance testing, aluminium and steel production, logistics, installation as well as after-sales service.



ORCA Software GmbH has been developing and selling software applications for the construction industry since 1990. Core competence is ORCA AVA, an application for costing, tendering, awarding, auditing and cost management of construction projects. ORCA also operates, a platform, which offers texts for specifications, pictures and other product information provided by manufacturers, federations and other enterprises. ORCA has its headquarters in Neubeuern and four more locations in Germany. 64 employees work together at developing, support, sales, marketing and administration of ORCA products.



The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for a range of government policies which are reflected in the name of the ministry itself. For more than 25 years the Ministry has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials; it has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats. In December 2013 the Chancellor issued a decree transferring responsibility for urban development, housing, rural infrastructure, public building law, building, the construction industry and federal buildings to the BMUB, thus bringing the ministry key additional responsibilities from the former Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS). The BMUB is now also tasked with creating the conditions for good housing standards and intact cities and with raising the quality of structural engineering, building technology and construction materials in Germany still higher. These are the cornerstones of high quality of life and a pleasant social climate.



The Bavarian Chamber of Architects (ByAK) is a body of public law and fulfils the responsibilities of public administration. Supervisory authority is the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior.The Bavarian Chamber of Architects represents the interests of its members: about 23,000 architects and interior architects, landscape architects and urban planners in the Federal State of Bavaria. Only those persons who are registered in the Chamber of Architects in their respective federal state are entitled to call themselves “architect”, “interior architect”, “landscape architect” and/or “urban planner”. These occupational titles are protected by the rules and regulations of the Chambers of Architects of the German Federal States.
The principal tasks of the ByAK are – as noted in the Bayerische Baukammerngesetz (Bavarian Law of Building Chambers)
  • to strengthen the awareness of architectural culture
  • to act in the interest of its members in public and at political level
  • to provide consumer protection
  • offering general consulting services for members and the public and expert advice in technical and legal matters to all members
  • to carry out public relations for the architectural profession
  • to offer education and training in all aspects concerning architecture
  • to promote and facilitate architectural competitions
  • to offer support in all questions of planning and building handicapped accessible physical structures



Since 2002 the Federal Chamber of German Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer) supports German architects and planners with the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX in their move abroad. The aim of NAX is to make the international exchange of planning services easier and to promote the professional mobility of architects and planners. NAX brings together internationally experienced architects and planners with colleagues, developers and investors in Europe and worldwide.
The variety of German planning quality is shown in the portfolio of the 1500 NAX members and its inner circle of 46 internationally working architectural practices, which are the signboard of NAX. 
NAX and its members are in constant contact with representatives from politics and diplomacy and are taking part in foreign delegation visits of the federal ministries and the ministries of the “Länder”.
With events and workshops, with the participation in relevant fairs, with its country database, exhibitions and publications NAX aims to promote the brand „Architecture Made in Germany“ on a national and international level. The work of NAX is supported by numerous Network Partners.


NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions is one of the world’s leading manufacturers for display products and solutions. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and specialty desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. NEC stands for product quality and superior performance, complemented by a Europe-wide service support. The displays and projectors from NEC are designed for long term use and combine innovative design with high-quality panels and components.


System 180 GmbH

System 180 develops plans and produces customized solutions for modular furniture and constructive building solutions. A team of architects, designers and engineers puts together a high-performance profile under a single roof together with the in-house metal and wood processing departments in Berlin-Adlershof. The core is the construction system of stainless steel tubes that gave it its name, combining universal function, classic design and high-quality processing. System 180 stands for a clear and reduced design, a legible construction and flexible use. Several major awards admit their claim on excellent form and function. System 180 – Made in Berlin


ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH

ŠKODA AUTO is one of the world’s oldest automotive manufacturing companies. The Czech car maker is Germany’s number one import brand. Established back in 1895, this traditional brand offers a range of models covering compact cars to mid-range vehicles which fascinate through their distinctive design, spaciousness and extreme comfort. ŠKODA is on the road as mobility partner at numerous prestigious events, including, for example, the ECHO music awards, the Hamburg Film Festival, Kindernothilfe’s Media Award and, for the first time this year, the DETAIL award ceremony.