1. Prize Sächsische Aufbaubank
The team acme and Knippers Helbig have been awarded First Prize for their design of the new headquarters for the Saxon Development Bank. The building comprises not only office units but will also include a conference center and underground parking.
The concept envisages an L-shaped building. The open areas are characterized by a "Support Forest", which bears (carries) a perforated roof area.
Excerpt from the jury’s report:
"The work represents an innovative, compared to the other projects, visionary solution that manifests itself in a striking, distinctive appearance.
Particularly noteworthy is the symbiotic unity of buildings and open space arrangements."