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Berlin Award 2016 - Heimat in der Fremde

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The Berlin Award 2016 Heimat in der Fremde has been conferred

On World Refugee Day on 20 June, 2016, the United Nations published new statistics concerning the refugee situation. Currently, 65 million people have fled their homes – that is every 113th inhabitant of the earth.

Berlin, like many other big cities, is reacting to the exodus, in a qualitative as well as a quantitative manner. On 15 June 2016, in the Alte Zollgarage at the former Tempelhof Airport, the Berlin Award 2016 Heimat in der Fremde was conferred. Seven outstanding international projects were recognised as being far more than mere dwellings for refugees. They will serve as best practice examples for future refugee accommodation in Berlin.

Berlin Award 2018

The Berlin Award is conferred every three years. It will be given again in 2018. The goal of the prize is to contribute significantly to the improvement of the quality of life in the urban realm. This can be achieved through developing new urban spaces of exigent architectural quality which exert a positive effect on their environment.

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Berlin Award 2016
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On 15 June 2016, the Berlin Award 2016 Heimat in der Fremde was conferred. Seven outstanding international projects were recognised. more