One of these two first prize winners will build the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany

(Courtesy Bauhaus)

(Courtesy Bauhaus)

In August in Dessau, Germany, a jury in the design competition for the construction of the Bauhaus Museum awarded two first prizes. By a majority vote, the joint winners are from New York and Barcelona with third and fourth place teams hailing from Zürich and Toronto. The design to be constructed from the shortlist of two is yet to be selected.

According to the Bauhaus, the competition has shown that the museum typology is in a transitional phase. “The vertical is over—a new theme is flexibility,” Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate Modern in London and one of the material prize jurors, said in a statement. “However, the new development has no clear direction. The two first prizewinners are very diverse. It will be a chance to start the discussion in the international public and with experts. To be the beginning of the New, Dessau and the Bauhaus are ideal places. This is exciting.”

The winners were:

Architects: Young & Ayata
Michael Young, Kutan Ayata
New York
Landscape architect: Misako Murata
New York

Architects: Gonzalez Hinz Zabala
Roberto González Peñalver, José Zabala Rojí, Anne Katharina Hinz
Barcelona, Spain
Landscape architect: Roser Vives de Delás
Barcelona, Spain

Third Place:

Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG
Maurice Berrel
Zurich, Switzerland
Landscape architect: ASP Landschaftsarchitekten AG
Florian Seibold
Zurich, Switzerland

Fourth Place:

Architects: Ja Architecture Studio
Nima Javidi
Toronto, Canada
Landscape architects: JA Architecture Studio
Behnaz Assadi
Toronto, Canada

Both joint winners will receive $36,800 in prize money while the third and fourth place teams will take home $20,100 and $12,300 respectively.

The Bauhaus staid that it felt reinforced by its decision to have the competition open for international entries as Claudia Perren, Director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and building contractor, stated that it is a “first-class competition.” The idea was also conceived to “offer young offices and international architects a real chance” which has no doubt been taken—the competition received over 800 entries.

The jury of the architectural competition “Bauhaus Museum Dessau“ during the jury meeting on 3 September 2015. (Photo: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)

The jury of the architectural competition “Bauhaus Museum Dessau“
during the jury meeting on 3 September 2015. (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)

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