Transforming a Class Assignment Into $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/9/15 10:29 AM

Earlier this year, student Benno Schmitz of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin received an assignment with one overarching instruction: merge culture and nature into one structure. Working with his professors over the course of a semester, Schmitz took this mission to heart, designing a building that tied the landscape surrounding Bonn, Germany, which is close to where he grew up, into the city’s urban fabric. After months of work, Schmitz believed his vision for The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn could be worth more than a grade, so he submitted his creation to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. An esteemed panel of global judges agreed, selecting Schmitz's work as the best among over 2,000 entries submitted to the program and honoring him with its $10,000 grand prize and Richard Diehl Award.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Richard Diehl Award, awards, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Community, competition, #FundMyVision, inspiration, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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