The term 'neighbourhood' can carry a multitude of different meanings. This year's architekturbild Award, however, focuses on its most common association – that of spatial proximity.
The experience of having neighbours can range from highly enriching to deeply aggravating. The degree of proximity can also vary dramatically – in the countryside, your nearest neighbour can easily live a number of kilometres away, while in the city, next-door neighbours spend their lives wall-to-wall to one another.
The award has been given out in two-yearly intervals since 1995. Since 2003, it has been organised by the German non-profit organisation architekturbild – since 2008 in collaboration with the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architectural Museum) in Frankfurt-am-Main.
The award consists of a first prize (4,000 euros) and two second prizes (1,000 euros each). As well as being published online, the winning works and 25 shortlisted images will be displayed in an exhibition, accompanied by a printed catalogue.
Submissions for the architekturbild Award 2015 close on 12 December 2014.
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