Architekturwettbewerb TRANSFORMATION, Jahrestagung Hamburg 2014, HCU © Helge Mundt

In partnership with various companies, cities, and institutions, the Kulturkreis invites students from select academies to tackle changes in urban development and architecture in the annual TRANSFORMATION competition. The goal is to promote exemplary working processes, artistic approaches to construction and urban planning, and new concepts for use. Each respective task relates to a real building project, addressed in the form of an ideas competition. The best designs are awarded cash prizes.

Hauptverwaltung Emschergenossenschaft, Essen © Emschergenossenschaft


TRANSFORMATION 2020: Grünes Quartier am Hafenplatz Berlin  © Markus Zucker, Berlin


Meisterhäuser in Dessau (Detail) © Holger Talinski

Past Prize Winners

TRANSFORMATION 2019: 1. Platz: Weiwen Yang, Zixi Zhao und Jialun Yao (RWTH Aachen) © Daniel Karmann