Materialpreis 2021

December 15, 2021 /
Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges)
Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

Urbach Tower

The Urbach Tower has been awarded the Materialpreis 2021 in the category of Material Application.

The jury stated:
"This pure and material-driven experiment by ICD / ITKE - University of Stuttgart is primarily future-oriented. But it is also exciting in the truest sense of the word, because it exhausts the material forces in wood to the utmost. As a matter of course, the landmark presents itself as a borderline experience of digital production and natural material properties in the landscape - and still takes a step back: But how can it be made of wood?"

Congratulations to the project team from the University of Stuttgart, Empa / ETH Zurich, and Blumer Lehmann AG.

The project description and jury statement can be found here:

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