DAM Architectural Book Award for “Besser als neu”

“Besser als neu” (Better than New), edited by David Vaner and Ilka Ruby, with texts by Andreas Ruby and Charlotte Bofinger, was awarded by the German Architecture Museum as one of the best architecture books 2023.

From the jury statement: “The strikingly small-format volume delivers on what the sub-title promises. Not only is the important and highly complex topic rendered accessible for a broad readership by means of a real-life example, but it is also presented very vividly and in an appealing manner. Especially worthy of note are not just the intelligently positioned essays but also the photo series that document the construction process. In these images, the focus is not only on architectural details, but also on the people who realize the project as a whole.”

Thanks to all who contributed to this project, and congratulations to all award winners!

Read the jury statements for all awarded books here

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