Frankfurt is a city of skyscrapers and banks but also a city of museums. About 60 museums and exhibition spaces can be visited in the Hessian capital. From the Hammer Museum to the Museum of comic art, everything is represented.
The German Architecture Museum also has its headquarters in Frankfurt. Opened in 1984, the museum honors the winner of the DAM Award for Architecture in Germany since 2008. In 2011, a jury of curators, architects and critics under the leadership of Peter Cachola Schmal, director of the museum, selected a winner from 23 outstanding architectural projects in Germany. The undoped award was finallypresented to Diener & Diener Architects from Switzerland.
The official award ceremony took place during the exhibition opening "DAM Award for Architecture in Germany 2011. The 23 nominated projects and architects are also presented at the German Architecture Yearbook, published for over 30 years ago by the German Architecture Museum. Among the nominees there are projects from the football stadium to the Catholic parish hall. Above all, public property, such as shopping centers, museums and educational institutions and sports facilities were included in the Yearbook of the DAM and exhibited in Frankfurt. The list of nominated projects provides a comprehensive overview of the current German architecture at home - and abroad.