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International High-Rise prize, German Museum of Architecture, Frankfurt, 2012

November 17, 2012 to January 13, 2013
Best High-Rises 2012/13—International High-Rise prize 2012, German Museum of Architecture, Frankfurt

On November 15, 2012, the International High-Rise prize was awarded by the City of Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Museum of Architecture (DAM) and DekaBank, for the fifth time, at Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church. As the first German architect, Christoph Ingenhoven received the 2012 International High-Rise prize for 1 Bligh in Sydney. The DAM had nominated 26 buildings in 17 countries worldwide, which had been built over the last two years. An international jury of architects, property specialists, architectural critics, and structural engineers selected the winner, four finalists and, for the first time, awarded special recognition for the refurbishment of a high-rise building. All nominated buildings were shown in the exhibition of Best High-Rises 2012/2013. The winning tower block, the buildings of the five finalists, and the refurbished building were extensively documented in the exhibition with the help of models, large photographs, drawings, text, and films.