Winners 2021

Award winners 2021

A Fur Coat and its Consequences

Magdalena Keller | Hochschule Niederrhein

»An outstandingly designed collection that belies the origin of a material that could barely be more contentious. Here, old furs and hunting skins that are no longer used are spun, knitted or woven into new yarns and turned into aesthetically designed coats, jackets or suits.«

Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow
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CareTwice Shampoo Powder

CareTwice UG

»This submission is particularly convincing thanks to the brilliant idea of saving water in the actual product, enabling reduced transport weight and less plastic packaging. In a market that predominantly sells liquid cosmetics in plastic bottles, products in powder form and reusable dispenser bottles are a superb alternative for people who want to keep on using liquid cosmetics.«

Prof. Anna Berkenbusch
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MateriaLab

Florian Henschel | Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

»Well thought-out and brilliantly realised for children. The MateriaLab encourages trying things out, experimentation and observation. It opens up the meaning and purpose of resource conservation through actual experience.«

Werner Aisslinger
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Natural Softshell

Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH & Co. KG

»This softshell consists of particularly tightly woven organic cotton combined with environmentally optimised impregnation. It is an outstanding example of innovative ecological design for functional wear. hessnatur is setting a milestone for more sustainable outdoor clothing.«

Andreas Detzel
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NEO 3R 9,8 MM

EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG

»To date, recycled materials have received little attention in the sports and leisure sectors due to the high safety requirements. Thanks to its extensive recycling of production residues, giving a high-quality and safety-certified material, this mountain rope can become a sustainable lighthouse product with a signal effect for an entire industry.«

Prof. Günter Horntrich
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Platzhalter

Lasse Schlegel, David Schwarzfeld | Braunschweig University of Art

»The public space is saturated with consumer messages. A rethinking of consumption is required if we are to achieve the climate targets. In a tongue-in-cheek manner on rented advertising space, the Platzhalter project encourages reflection on the excessive materialisation of modern everyday life by offering incentives to come together instead of incentives to consume.«

Dr. Alexander Janz (on behalf of Dr. Bettina Rechenberg)
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RePack

Original RePack Oy

»The online mail order sector is growing steadily and Covid-19 has only reinforced this trend. At the same time, the consumption of single-use packaging material is increasing. RePack has invented a reusable packaging that makes it easy for consumers and retailers: the folded RePacks can be thrown in the mailbox free of charge and reused as packaging several times over.«

Dr. Ulf Jaeckel (on behalf of Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter)
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Shower Gel & Hand Soap Powder

Less Waste Club UG

»This submission is particularly convincing thanks to the brilliant idea of saving water in the actual product, enabling reduced transport weight and less plastic packaging. In a market that predominantly sells liquid cosmetics in plastic bottles, products in powder form and reusable dispenser bottles are a superb alternative for people who want to keep on using liquid cosmetics.«

Prof. Anna Berkenbusch
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VIOWALL

Viol.Glass

»This is an amazingly simple and impressively implemented solution to keep foundation walls permanently dry. Like a breathing membrane, the glass foam cushions of recycled glass form a closed barrier that dissipates moisture through evaporation, thus preventing waterlogging. It is an innovative area of application for an ecological insulation material.«

Prof. Matthias Held
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Zero Energy Classroom

LIEBEL/ARCHITEKTEN BDA

»This school building is of high architectonic quality and is an exemplary project in the area of sustainable construction. In a standout overall concept, it not only makes maximum use of existing environmental energies such as sun, thermal and geothermal, but also pursues an energy-efficient design language and a material concept that uses very few materials. Moreover, these are low-pollutant and re-separable.«

Prof. Dr. Claudia Perren
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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 or engineering firms, researchers and students from varied sectors.

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