TUM Campus at the Olympic Park honored with Wood Design & Building Award

Less than a year has passed since the TUM Campus at the Olympic Park (TUM CiO) was officially inaugurated. The wooden building with the floor-to-ceiling glass elements and the striking canopy impresses with its coherent, bright overall concept and integrates itself sustainably into the listed Olympic Park.

Now, at the 39th award ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), the Canadian Wood Council presented TUM CiO and the architectural office Dietrich|Untertrifaller with the Wood Design & Building Award in the "Honor" category, as one of six award winners worldwide. "Light. Freshness. Generosity: designer Otl Aicher's idea for the 1972 Olympic Games comes to life again in the new Campus. The glass surfaces, an open spatial concept, the interplay of sport and research - all this has been fantastically solved in the new Campus. The jury's award is a great honor for us, illustrates the attention that TUM is attracting worldwide and is further confirmation that the new building in this form was the right decision," says Dr. Till Lorenzen, Managing Director of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences, enthusiastically. 

The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of architects in the field of timber design and construction. A total of 181 nominations from 25 different countries reached the jury this year - more than ever before. 24 winning projects were honored: "We are very pleased to have won one of the main prizes of the prestigious Canadian Wood and Building Design Award for the TUM Campus from over 180 projects submitted. We would like to sincerely thank the clients and users for the trust they have placed in us, the great cooperation and the palpable enthusiasm about the (interim) result. We can hardly wait for the completion", says Much Untertrifaller, one of the architects of the TUM CiO.

The jury this year consisted of the three award-winning architects Brian Court, Partner at The Miller Hull Partnership, Susan Fitzgerald, Head of Design at FBM, and Stephan Langevin, Director at STGM. "The jurors agreed that the winning projects demonstrate skilled applications of wood – from the warm, acoustic enhancement of a concert hall to the transformative adaptive re-use of an old industrial building into a beautiful multi-function space. All the structures were incredibly rich and well crafted," Stephan Langevin explained on the website



Source: Artikel von der Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaften