SKAIO distinguished with Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Building Culture
Stuttgart, 30 March 2020
In a virtual prize presentation, SKAIO, Germany’s first timber high-rise, and 23 other projects were awarded the Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Building Culture.
The ten-story SKAIO was built by Stadtsiedlung Heilbronn GmbH, together with ZÜBLIN and its timber construction division ZÜBLIN Timber, to a design by the Berlin-based architecture firm Kaden+Lager. The 34 m wooden high-rise was constructed for the city exhibition at Neckarbogen as part of the 2019 Federal Garden Show in Heilbronn. SKAIO was recognised in the residential construction category for its sustainable and ecological timber construction as well as the high added value through the cradle-to-cradle principle (reusability of materials and easy replacement or dismantling).
The aim of the award is to highlight innovative design and construction, especially in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The projects are evaluated based on the combination of future-oriented functionality and efficiency, innovative materials and technologies, contemporary aesthetics and the careful development of the respective environment. A state prize and two recognition awards were presented in eight different categories. Of the total of 133 projects submitted, 24 projects were distinguished with prizes and special recognitions.
The Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Building Culture was awarded for the first time in 2015 with the aim of strengthening and promoting a sustainable and innovative building culture. This was the second presentation of the prize. The prize is open to private and public builders, civic initiatives, planning agencies and design firms of all disciplines.
The award-winning projects feature as part of a traveling exhibition. Due to the current coronavirus situation, however, the exhibition is currently not yet accessible.