Architecture+Technology Innovation Award

The Architecture+Technology Innovation Award is aimed at designers and manufacturers of innovative materials and products and emphasises the importance of architectural quality when it comes to luminaires, lighting components, electrical technology and house and building automation.

Jury of Architecture+Technology Innovation Award (Photo: AIT – Moritz Bernoully)

This year saw the 21st edition of the ‘Architecture+Technology Innovation Award’ organised by architecture journals ‘AIT’ and ‘XIA by AIT’ in cooperation with the building-technologies events of Messe Frankfurt, ISH and Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main.

A total of 39 products were entered and, on 1 October 2020, it was the job of an expert jury to select the winners in the fields of architecture and interior architecture. By the end of an intensive day, they had chosen the recipients for an Innovation Award, two special mentions and six honourable mentions.

From the numerous products available on the market, the winners were those that correspond to a particularly high degree with the needs of architects and interior architects. The Architecture+Technology Innovation Award honours conceptual solutions for selected objects and products that are convincing in terms of design and functionality. Important criteria for the judging also include material authenticity and the spectrum of potential areas of application.

The awards will be presented during personal appointments with the winners in the autumn of 2020. All entries will be published in a special section of AIT 12-2020.

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The judging of the Architecture+Technology Innovation Award was captured on film and includes many interesting images and statements by the judges. (English version is coming soon.)

The winners

Winner ‘La Linea’ by Artemide (Photo: AIT – Moritz Bernoully)

The winner of the Architecture+Technology Innovation Award 2020 was…

‘La Linea’ by Artemide.

Special mentions went to…

‘Dot Slim’ by Georg Bechter Licht and ‘Lighting Pad Lounge’ by the Nimbus Group.

Also chosen for honourable mentions were…

‘Alphabet of Light Circular’ by Artemide

‘Ettlin Lux Ambiloom’ by Ettlin Spinnerei und Weberei

‘WLAN Touch ac’ by Homeway

‘Combina D’ by L&L Luce&Light

‘Combination Brilliant Fit, Flush R-M, Modul 625, Pure I80M’ by Lifa innovative Lichtsysteme

‘Curling Wall’ by Serien Raumleuchten

The entrants

A total of 39 products were entered. The manufacturers: Albrecht Jung, Artemide, Italy, Bartenbach, Bender, Bergmeister Leuchten, Derungs Licht, Erventec / Müllerundröhrig / Gerber Architekten, Ettlin Spinnerei und Weberei, Georg Bechter Licht, GEWISS Deutschland, Gira, Homeway, Kiteo, L&L Luce&Light, LED Linear, Licht Raum Funktion, Lifa | innovative Lichtsysteme, Macrolox, Nichia Chemical Europe, Nimbus Group, Serien Raumleuchten, STR Elektronik Josef Schlechtinger, Top Light, Ulrich Lippert.

The jury

Jury of Architecture+Technology Innovation Award (Photo: AIT – Moritz Bernoully)

Experts in relevant fields, the judges were Catrin Brändle-Wigand, Evangelischer Regionalverband Frankfurt and Offenbach; Matthias Koch, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten; Julian Andreas Schoyerer, Schoyerer Architekten Syra and Christian Simons, Schneider+Schumacher Planungsgesellschaft.

Source photographs: AIT – Moritz Bernoully