Five projects were selected as winners of Detail Prize 2016 with the Mpavilion 2014 design by Sean Godsell Architects taking home the top honours.

Organised by Detail Magazine, Detail Prize is a biennial award, which aims to "strengthen architecture in public debate, strengthen the role of architects in public, and strengthen networking among architects, industrialists, developers and politicians".

The five winners of the Detail Prize 2016 were selected by the jury from a pool of 337 projects from 42 different countries by looking for “realisations in which the overall design concept and the detailing were brought together in a coherent way”. The winners were noted for being “future-oriented, innovative and pioneering projects from different disciplines that have outstanding architectural and technical qualities”.

This year’s jury consisted of Peter Ippolito (Ippolito Fleitz Group), Gilles Retsin (Gilles Retsin Architecture), Mike Schlaich (Schlaich Bergermann Partner), Enrique Sobejano (Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos) and Daniel Lischer (ALP Architektur Lischer Partner Ag).

Detail Prize 2016 Winner

Mpavilion 2014, Melbourne by Sean Godsell ArchitectsDetailpreis-2016-Leservoting-1742-1.jpg
Photography by Earl Carter

2nd Prize

St. Agnes, Berlin by Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon/ Riegler Riewe ArchitektenDetailpreis-2016-Leservoting-1858-1-1.jpg
Photography by Michael Reisch


3rd Prize

Hilti Art Foundation, Vaduz by Morger Partner ArchitektenDetailpreis-2016-Leservoting-2274-1-1.jpg
Photography by Valentin Jeck


Detail Structure Prize

Merchant Square Footbridge, London by Knight ArchitectsDetailpreis-2016-Leservoting-1426-1.jpg
Photography by Edmund Sumner


Detail Inside Prize

K8, Kyoto by Florian Busch ArchitectsDetailpreis-2016-Leservoting-2372-1-1.jpg
Photography by Sohei Oya

Online voting for the Detail Reader’s Prize, which has 13 projects nominated by the jury, is open until 14 October 2016.

Winning projects will be presented and displayed alongside other works from the winning firms at the Detail Symposium in the Magazin der Heeresb├Ąckerei event venue in Berlin on Friday, 11 November 2016.