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The Winners 2021

Ten entries out of a total of 381 have won this year's German Ecodesign Award. UBA President Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner and Dr. Ulf Jaeckel, Head of Division at the BMU, honored the winners at the award ceremony on December 6 in the atriums of the BMU. Read more about the award-winning projects here:


Touring exhibition

This year's touring exhibition was on display at the Ludwigsburg Museum from July 6 to 30. On October 20, it was opened in Innsbruck as part of the Circular Design Week Tyrol. Under the title SPOTLIGHT ON, the nominated and award-winning entries of the German Ecodesign Award from 2019 and 2020 were presented.


The Jury

On September 28, the interdisciplinary jury of renowned design and environmental experts met at the Metropolenhaus Berlin to select this year's nominees and award winners.

The Jury

Interview with Anna Berkenbusch

In our new interview section, we ask experts who help decide on the awarding of the German Ecodesign Award what is important to them in the submitted entries. This time, Anna Berkenbusch, who is the jury chair since 2018, explains what she considers to be the criteria for a well-made project.


Ten years!

The German Ecodesign Award will be presented for the tenth time this year. We look back on many inspiring ideas and impressive projects! Here we tell some of the stories of former award-winning projects:


What is Ecodesign?

More information on the topic of Ecodesign can be found here for those who are interested in contemporary design and who also have environmental protection in mind.


Project Overview

Here you can find an overview of all nominated and winning projects since 2012. Among them are works by companies, design offices and marketing agencies, architecture and engineering firms, researchers and students.

All projects since 2012