joyful architecture tends to be coincidental rather than the result of good planning
Everyone tries to construct attractive buildings, but joyful architecture tends to be coincidental rather than the result of good planning. The photos submitted for this year’s renowned European Architectural Photography Prize featured surprising colours, shapes and front gardens. The competition’s motto was Joyful Architecture and the photos were selected by the architekturbild e.V. judges together with the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and the Federal Foundation for the Culture of Building. Architect Dirk Härle received the first prize, worth €4,000, for his series of photos, which are a superb interpretation of the motto. A further €1,000 went to the two winners of the second prize: Nikolas Fabian Kammerer and the photo designer duo Alexander Mai and Mikula Platz.