Friedrich-Weinbrenner-Preis

Since the summer semester of 2016, the department has been awarding the Friedrich Weinbrenner Prize to master's graduates for outstanding final theses in the architecture course. The prize commemorates the Karlsruhe architect, urban planner and university lecturer Friedrich Weinbrenner (1766-1826). The prize is funded by the Heinrich Johannes and Maria Gertrud Hansen Foundation.


Summer semester 2021

The Weinbrenner Prize for the best thesis in the summer semester 2021 was awarded during the Master's farewell ceremony on October 27, 2021.

Prize:
Laura Bernard
Unbraided - 100 years of Mies Friedrichstrasse
Prof. Marc Frohn / Prof. Meinrad Morger

Recognition:
Florian Albert
Center for European Spaceflight
Prof. Ludwig Wappner / Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow

Recognition:
Elena Boerman
On the Permanence of a Transformative Architecture - For a Climate- and Resource-Fair Treatment of the Architectural Heritage of Post-War Modernism
Prof. Dirk Hebel / Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow

Winter semester 2020/2021

As part of the master's farewell ceremony on April 21, 2021, theWeinbrenner Prize was awarded for the best thesis in the winter semester 2020/21.

GraduateLeonie Trienen was awarded the Weinbrenner Prize for her Master's thesis "Dress locally? - Typologies of Fashion Creation in Zurich's Urban Space" (supervised by Prof. Meinrad Morger and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow) with the Weinbrenner Prize (endowed with 500 euros).
Preis_Weinbrenner_Leonie Trienen

Recognition was given to Sonja Steenhoff for her Master's thesis "Space and Law - Reconstruction and Extension of the Freiburg Regional Court" (supervised by Prof. Dirk E. Hebel and Prof. Andreas Wagner) andLaura Berndt for her Master's thesis "Revived. Revitalisation of the Old Slaughterhouse in Pforzheim" (supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner and Prof. Christian Inderbitzin).

Congratulations!


Summer semester 2020

Price:
Manuel Kratky
Alpine Protected Area - Research on Change Alpine Research Center
Prof. Meinrad Morger / Prof. Matthias Pfeifer

Recognition:
Hanna Hoss
Pro Humla - Birthplace in West Nepal
Prof. Dirk Hebel / Prof. Andreas Wagner

Acknowledgement:
Dawin Müller
New Space - First spaceport in Europe
Prof. Ludwig Wappner / Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow


Summer semester 2019

Prof. Dr. Barbara Engel (right) with award winner Katharina Blümke (left) at the award ceremony as part of the Master's farewell on October 23, 2019. (Photo: Studienwerkstatt Fotografie)

As part of the Master's farewell ceremony on October 23, 2019, theWeinbrenner Prize was awarded for the best final thesis in the summer semester of 2019.

For the outstanding master's thesis "Roter Ochse - Die Resozialisierung der Architektur" (supervised by Prof. Dirk Hebel and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow)Katharina Blümke was awarded the Weinbrenner Prize (endowed with 500 euros).

The work develops a strategy for the sustainable conversion and use of the "Red Ox" prison in Halle, which will be vacant from 2025 onwards, after which it will be necessary to resocialise the ensemble of buildings, which are currently hidden from view, i.e. to integrate them into the built environment. In order to make the area accessible, the demolition of the 5-meter-high prison wall is unavoidable. Katharina Blümke tilts the wall and thus obtains a footpath around the area. The footpath is complemented by the connecting element of a narrow stream, thus creating integration into the urban environment.
The site must also be given an attractive public use. In addition to residential buildings and restaurants, a music academy is to be built on the site of the former prison: Students practice here daily and enliven the area.
The materials of the deconstructed buildings will be reused directly on site. For example, the quarry stone porphyry from the demolished wall will be reused in the outer walls of the new large hall of the conservatory. Loam rammed walls with a large proportion of the quarry stone are being formed. In the process, the outermost layer of the clay is removed by weathering, so that the stone is revealed once again.
By connecting the large hall directly to the existing building, it is now possible to walk through the former prison, and a new building is being constructed from old materials reclaimed directly from the site. The formerly separating structures appear in new, connecting elements and link the city with the existing buildings. The architecture is resocialized.

The work was supervised by Prof. Dirk Hebel (Sustainable Building) and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow (Architectural Communication).

Recognitions (endowed with 250 Euro) go to
Andra Ionel
Milan Town House
Prof. Meinrad Morger and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow

Janosch Ottenschläger
Urban Metabolism - Strategies for the "Circulation City
Prof. Barbara Engel and Prof. Dirk Hebel

Winter semester 2018/19

As part of the master's farewell ceremony on April 24, 2019, theWeinbrenner Prize was awarded for the best theses in the winter semester 2018/19.

Graduate Noel Rabuffetti was awarded the Weinbrenner Prize (endowed with 500 euros) for his outstanding Master's thesis "ARQUSTICA - architectura.aqua.acustica" (supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow).

Recognition was given toManuel Pflüger for his Master's thesis "Repository of Highly Radioactive Waste for Germany" (supervised by Prof. Meinrad Morger and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow) and Rio Weber for his Master's thesis "Learning from El Alto" (supervised by Prof. Marc Frohn and Prof. Renzo Vallebuona).

The work of Noel Rabuffetti and Manuel Pflüger is documented in the Master's publication of the winter semester.

Congratulations!


Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis (second from right) with award winner Noel Rabuffetti (right), Rio Weber and Manuel Pflüger at the award ceremony during the Master's farewell on April 24, 2019. (Photo: Studienwerkstatt Fotografie)

Summer semester 2018

The Weinbrenner Prize for the best thesis in the summer semester 2018 was awarded during the Master's farewell ceremony on October 24, 2018.

For the outstanding Master's thesis "Molus - Centro Culturale"(supervised by Prof. Meinrad Morger and Prof. Renzo Vallebuona), Edith Mandel was awarded the Weinbrenner Prize (endowed with 500 euros).

An acknowledgement (endowed with 250 Euro) goes toMarcella Härle for her master thesis "A botanical centre for the Ruhr area", which was supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow.

The award winner Edith Mandel at the Friedrich Weinbrenner Award Ceremony during the Master's farewell ceremony of the summer semester 2018. (Photo: Studienwerkstatt Fotografie)

Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis (left) and Marcella Härle (right) at the award ceremony as part of the Master's farewell on 24 October 2018. (Photo: Studienwerkstatt Fotografie)

Winter semester 2017/18

Seit dem Sommersemester 2016 zeichnet die Fakultät Masterabsolventinnen und -absolventen für herausragende Abschlussarbeiten im Studiengang Architektur mit dem Friedrich-Weinbrenner-Preis aus. Der Preis erinnert an den Karlsruher Architekten, Stadtplaner

As part of the master's farewell ceremony on April 26, 2018, the Weinbrenner Prize was awarded for the best thesis in the winter semester 2017/18.

The prize winner is Nadine Fechti.

She is awarded for the outstanding Master's thesis "Kontaktzone Bahnhof Konstanz" (supervised by Prof. Meinrad Morger and Prof. Markus Neppl).

Recognition goes to Alexander Forsch for his Master's thesis "Nhà Mày Tài Chê - Rethinking Material Flows and Urban Manufacturing in the Digital Age" (supervised by Prof. Dirk Hebel and Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow).

Alexander Forsch (left) and Nadine Fechti (right) at the award ceremony during the Master's farewell on 25 April 2018. (Photo: Studienwerkstatt Fotografie)



Summer semester 2017

The 2017 summer semester award winners are:

Florian Bengert
For his master's thesis "Tales from Trash to Treasure
(supervised by Prof. Marc Frohn and Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis)


Maurice Nitsche
for his master thesis "From Frontiers to New Lands" (supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner and Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis)
(supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner and Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis)

Winter semester 2016/17

The awardee of the winter semester 2016/17 is:

Valerio Calavetta
For his master's thesis "Living in the Wildpark" (supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner).

Acknowledgement is given to:

Matthias Fehrenbach
for his master thesis "You never walk alone" (supervised by Prof. Marc Frohn)

Summer semester 2016

The first prize winner is:

Maximilian Goes
For his master's thesis "algorithm is a dancer" (supervised by Prof. Marc Frohn).

Acknowledgement receives:

Marlene Dorbach
for her master thesis "Jalachaya, water as a guide" (supervised by Prof. Ludwig Wappner)