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German bridge honoured with prestigious Hugo Häring Landespreis

20 November 2021

We are absolutely delighted to receive the Hugo Häring Landespreis 2021 for the Kienlesbergbrücke in Ulm, Germany.

Awarded every three years by the Federation of German Architects (BDA), the prize is given to exemplary buildings and structures in Baden-Württemberg. It is the oldest and most important architecture prize in the state and specifically recognises the collaborative approach taken between architect and client. Previous winners include James Stirling, Jörg Schlaich, Günter Behnisch, Frank Gehry and Tadao Ando.

Designed with engineering partner Krebs + Kiefer for client Stadtwerke Ulm and opened in 2018, the Kienlesbergbrücke is a tram and pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning multiple railway lines. The design team took great care to create a crossing that not only enhanced the town's active mobility but - equally importantly - provided areas to rest, meet and socialise whilst enjoying elevated views of Europe's tallest church tower, the 530 feet-tall Minster. The community has truly embraced the bridge as both a landmark and a vital piece of public infrastructure.

Picture credit: Udo Hoffmann

Related project: Kienlesbergbrücke