The objective of the AIT Award, which was presented for the second time, is to determine the best of best architecture and interior design projects in the world. 373 offices from 22 countries responded to the call for entries and submitted 634 projects in 8 different categories (Living / Housing, Hotel / Restaurants, Retail / Trade fair design, Office / Administrations, Health + Care, Sport / Leisure, Public Building / Education, Production).
On March 10 in St. Catharine’s Church in Hamburg an international jury, including Markus Olesch, head of Occhio projects, selected the 42 winning projects. This year’s prize winners came from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain. On April 2 the awards and prizes were presented at a formal ceremony at the Congress Center in Frankfurt during the world’s leading trade fair Light+Building. Despite the Lufthansa strike several hundred guests were present to listen to the speeches by the chairman of the jury Prof. Jörg Friedrich (pfp architekten bda, Hamburg) and the expert speech by prize-winner Carme Pigem (RCR Architects, Olot, Spain).
During the trade fair the award-winning projects were presented at a special exhibition at the AIT stand in Hall 1.2 lit by Occhio. Exhibitions will now be held in the AIT Architecture Salons in Cologne and Hamburg to give a wider public access to the prize-winning projects.
AIT ArchitekturSalon Cologne: April 10 to June 2, 2014, short presentations by prize winners and panel discussion on May 15, 19:30, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIT ArchitekturSalon Hamburg: May 5 - July 17 2014
Photography © Felix Krumbholz