German Design Award 2023: Gold

January 11, 2023 / Institute for Computational Design and Construction (Prof. A. Menges) Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (Prof. J. Knippers)

Award for Maison Fibre, Biennale Venice

Maison Fibre was awarded the German Design Award Gold 2023 in the category “Eco Design - Excellent Architecture”! 

The jury stated: “The prototype, which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2021, is impressive not only because of its unusual aesthetics, but also because the multi-story pavilion was constructed from robotically manufactured building elements based on fibers. Only a few kilograms of material are needed to manufacture the individual modules on site. Although the intelligently designed structure appears light and almost dematerialized thanks to the wickerwork, it still meets all the requirements for stability and robustness. In times of scarce living space, lack of resources and the problem of concrete as a climate killer, future projects such as the Maison Fibre are becoming a beacon of hope.”

The German Design Awards are the largest prizes of the German Design Council and are among the most recognized international design awards. The “Gold” award is the highest distinction and recognizes excellent, comprehensive, and innovative design work.

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German Design Awards 2023

Project Video

Source: Vimeo


ICD Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart

Prof. Achim Menges
Niccolo Dambrosio, Katja Rinderspacher, Christoph Zechmeister
Rebeca Duque Estrada, Fabian Kannenberg, Christoph Schlopschnat

ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers
Nikolas Früh, Marta Gil Pérez, Riccardo La Magna

Lab support: Aleksa Arsic, Sergej Klassen, Kai Stiefenhofer

Student Assistance: TzuYing Chen, Vanessa Costalonga Martins, Sacha Cutajar, Christo van der Hoven, Pei-Yi Huang, Madie Rasanani, Parisa Shafiee, Anand Nirbhaybhai Shah, Max Benjamin Zorn

In collaboration with: FibR GmbH, Stuttgart
Moritz Dörstelmann, Ondrej Kyjanek, Philipp Essers, Philipp Gülke
with support of: Erik Zanetti, Elpiza Kolo, Prateek Bajpai, Jamiel Abubaker, Konstantinos Doumanis, Julian Fial, Sergio Maggiulli



University of Stuttgart
Cluster of Excellence IntCDC, EXC 2120
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg

Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH
Elisabetta Cane with Bipaled s.r.l. – Annalisa Pastore
Trimble Solutions Germany GmbH

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