The Design Award is awarded biannually by Brillux for outstanding design and execution of paintwork. And it's the only prize that honors planners, those who undertake the work, and the client as a whole.
Take part! The chance to win these coveted awards will take you to new dimensions:
The Brillux Design Award shows – across borders, in outdoor and indoor spaces, in new and existing buildings – how exemplary designs can enrich, develop and visually transform our living spaces and cities. The Brillux Design Award is given to objects whose architecture and trade designs and builders fall into six different categories.
The category includes residential buildings with unique colored facade designs as well as renovations of existing buildings and new builds alike. All building types, from single-family homes to apartment buildings, terraces to high-rise buildings, can be submitted. Buildings with mixed use of housing and commerce are also assigned to this category if the residential element is predominant. Whether the building forms part of the city or the living environment plays an important role in the evaluation. Likewise, facades that have been implemented with an ETIC System also participate in this category. Here, existing and new builds can be submitted if they have been wholly or partially refurbished with ETICS to be more energy-efficient.
Social and ecological aspects are playing an increasing role in the design process these days, when either building or renovating. Preserving the climate, using resources responsibly, and preserving built values are becoming increasingly important to more and more builders, and in turn, this shift in attitudes is being passed on to the various trades. The Brillux Design Award also reflects current contemporary projects and highlights groundbreaking solutions.
All submissions in the four facade competition categories, in which external thermal insulation is part of the designed building envelope, are entered into the special prize category for "Energy-efficient Facade Systems (ETICS)". In this special award, the high-caliber jury evaluates existing and new buildings that have been designed or renovated in whole or in part with ETICS, in an energy-efficient manner.
The detailed, high-quality design of the ETICS facade is taken into account, as well as the impact of the design – from the choice of the final coating and its color to the integration of design elements.
The award for outstanding facade and interior design is an important award that is given only to the best projects: The Brillux Design Award expert jury nominates the three most outstanding entries in each of the six categories and selects the respective winner of the category from these nominees. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to which all nominees are invited.
The best of the Brillux Design Award, endowed with prize money totaling €25,000, can expect high acknowledgment for their performance, a great deal of interest from the media and the industry, and an effective means to market their success. In addition, the prizewinners and nominees will receive professional photographic material of their award-winning projects as well as editorial reports for their own PR activities.
The winners of the Brillux Design Award benefit from a high media presence: Following the awards ceremony, trade journals from the fields of architecture, housing and crafts will report in detail on the winning projects as well as those involved. New advertising and PR measures will also make the winners of the competition visible to customers and the public.
The competition was able to attract independent, internationally experienced experts from architecture, interior design, and trade for the jury. They evaluate the submissions and nominate the finalists in a transparent selection process.
For the facade, the jury focuses on the harmonious interplay of components, materials, and colors as well as their successful integration into the architectural environment. In interior design, the focus is on the implementation of color concepts that successfully combine the requirements for use and interior design.
This competition honors projects characterized by outstanding design and architecture combined with high quality craftsmanship that were realized between January 2019 and December 2020 with Brillux products.
The Brillux Design Award promotes the preservation and strengthening of an identity-creating and livable environment. This special architectural cultural aspiration is particularly reflected in the interdisciplinary composition of the jury.
Announcement and start of submission period: May 2020 → Submission deadline: December 31, 2020 → Jury session: Spring 2021 → Awards ceremony: Fall 2021
The Brillux Design Award was awarded for the first time in 2019 and looks back at 25 years of history.
With the realignment as the Brillux Design Award, the next level has been reached when it comes to design and processing. Be inspired by the work: Here you can find detailed information on the properties that have won since 2016 as well as overviews of the prize winners from previous invitations to tender.