Regional Associations Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen
Winner is "PANTA RHEI, everything flows" by Holger Rothamel, TU Dresden. The competition brief was "Sponge City - Ideas for the World Heritage City of Quedlinburg", the award ceremony will take place on April 8, 2022 in Quedlinburg.
On Friday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Palais Salfeldt in Quedlinburg, the decision on the winners of the Central German Student Competition 2021/22 bdla for the competition "Schwammstadt Quedlinburg - Ideen für die Welterbestadt Quedlinburg" was made.
After seven hours, the fourteen-member jury of representatives of the disciplines: landscape architecture, architecture, civil engineering and historic preservation had unanimously decided that the contribution with the poetic quote of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, the most comprehensive answers to today's challenges of a climate-friendly world heritage city Quedlinburg. Behind the cover number hides the landscape architecture student Holger Rothamel from the TU Dresden, whom we would like to congratulate herewith quite cordially!
The field of applicants with 70 students from five universities, who had to submit two plans each with an overall concept and detailed solutions in groups and individual work, had submitted numerous very high-quality works. The development of an overall concept for protection against extreme heavy rainfall, the highest possible water retention and making it possible to experience water in the open space was a very complex challenge for the stone city center. For the individual solutions, it was not enough to simply apply the "textbook solutions" of so-called sponge city principles; the jury was particularly in favor of innovative and overarching solutions.
Three excerpts from the work "PANTA RHEI, everything flows" by Holger Rothamel, TU Dresden:
First prize to Holger Rothamel; TU Dresden for the work
"PANTA RHEI, everything flows"
Second prize to Amrei Stenz; TU Dresden for the work
"barrier-free water conduit system for the listed old town of Quedlinburg".
Three third prizes to
Yury Miranovich, Cech University of Life Sciences Prague for the work
"Blue-green walls of Quedlinburg".
Mona Schäfer, TU Dresden for the work
"With THREE principles to a climate-silient city of Quedlinburg".
Rahames Rodrigues Matos, MLA Anhalt University / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
McKenna Elyce Montgomery, MLA Anhalt University / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Parham Salehi Farsani, MLA Anhalt University / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Mahmoud Madanisani, MLA Anhalt University / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Saeed Asgarpour Khansary, MLA Anhalt University / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences for the work
"RESTORE, RECHARGE and RETAIN to CLEAN and CONNECT".
All submitted works will be exhibited at the Kulturkirche St. Blasi in Quedlinburg for two weeks starting March 30, 2022. The exhibition is open daily except Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 to 15:00.
On Friday, April 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Blasiikirche, the award-winning works will be briefly presented by the prize-winners at the public award ceremony. The award ceremony will be framed by the musicians of THE MOO from Quedlinburg. The visitors will have the opportunity to vote on the competition entries.
The winners will receive prize money totaling 3,000 euros and other
gifts provided by sponsors and promoters.
Our special thanks go to the jury! Each work was discussed in detail and interdisciplinary. In the following, the jury report will be prepared and made available to all participants. In addition, we will endeavor to compile a brochure with the works, in addition to the exhibition and the presentation on the Internet.
The complete documentation of all works will be available under the following link:
For now, here is the current status in the exchange directory:
Link to the report of the preliminary examination:
Under this link you can see the formal report of the preliminary examination with all works without evaluation available:
Report of the jury:
Link to the first exhibition pictures:
To get in the mood for the award ceremony we will post pictures here. Here are just a few random examples without evaluation of the selection:
The bdla Saxony-Anhalt as organizer sincerely thanks all supporters of this year's bdla student competition Central Germany 2021/22. The Thuringian regional group is already preparing the announcement for 2022/23.
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