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Baumit presents Еurope’s most beautiful facade 2022

The most prestigious architects and construction companies cheered live at the award ceremony for the most beautiful facades in Europe.


Baumit presented the “Baumit Life Challenge Award” for the fifth time in Valencia. On 19 May, an international jury selected the Baumit Facade 2022.


In addition to design, appearance and craftmanship, other criteria such as social aspects, sustainability and the use of resource-saving building materials were taken into account in the evaluation.


The winning project “Cukrana Gallery” is a prime example of how an old unused industrial building was given a new lease of life by means of well-thought-out planning and renovation and put to a completely new use.


After in-depth deliberation, 13 international jurors decided on further winners from six categories available: Single Family House, Multi Family House, Thermal Renovation, Historical Renovation, Stunned by Texture and Non-residential.


Four other countries had reason to celebrate. Austria took prizes in the Historical Renovation category with the Friedensburg Schlaining project and in the Stunned by Texture category with “Live in the Green_Joseph Lister Street”. Germany rejoiced over the victory in the categories Thermal Renovation and Non-residential. For the first time, the expert jury decided on the award-worthiness of a project in Ireland in the category Single Family House. The host country Spain was able to win the category Multi Family House with a project from Madrid.


“What has become a coveted international competition began in 2014, with an invitation to all European Baumit countries to show their most beautiful facades to the public. We now see every two years at the Life Challenge Award what the perfect symbiosis of imagination and craftsmanship achieves and how fascinating facades are created from the combination of innovative materials, structures, shapes and colours,” Robert Schmid, CEO of the Baumit Group and initiator of the contest, is pleased to say.


European Facade of the Year 2022: The winning projects at a glance

  • Overall winner: Cukrana Gallery, Slovenia
  • The six category winners:
  • Single Family House: Connemarra II House, Ireland
  • Multi Family House: LaScalA, Spain
  • Non-residential: Bavarian College Augsburg, Germany
  • Historical Renovation: Friedensburg Schlaining, Austria
  • Thermal Renovation: Volkach Comprehensive School, Germany
  • Stunned by Texture: Live in the Green_Joseph Lister Street, Austria


Baumit International was founded in 1988 and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of building materials. Baumit is the market leader in the production of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) and final coatings for facades in Central Europe. Baumit produces more than 40 million square metres of thermal refurbishment of the highest quality every year.