COOP HIMMELB(L)AU received the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building for their design of the BMW Welt in Munich on June 24, 2011 in Vicenza, Italy.
The Dedalo Minosse International Prize was handed over by Bruno Gabbiani, president of the Italian association ALA – Assoarchitetti during a festive awards ceremony. According to the organizers the Prize boosts "the quality of architecture looking at final result, analysing and focusing on project and constructive plan process and giving a special attention to people who determine the success of the work: the architect and the client, supported by the project executors (the building firms) and the public administrations".
The biennial Dedalo Minosse Prize was founded in 1997 and is currently in its eighth edition. It recognizes the Client's figure as fundamental and strategic in the constructive process.
The exhibition of the awarded works, set in CISA, Centro Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, in Vicenza will be open until September 18, 2011.