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Sauerbruch Hutton is an international agency for architecture, urbanism and design, founded in 1989. Presently there are about 100 Architects, Designers, Engineers, Modelmakers and administrative staff of approx. twelve different nationalities working in our office in Berlin. The team is led by Matthias Sauerbruch, Louisa Hutton, Juan Lucas Young as well as Jürgen Bartenschlag and Andrew Kiel.
Sauerbruch Hutton realise individual and sustainable solutions to a wide range of programmes. The enjoyment of the sensuality of space and material, as well as the mastery of up-to-date technology is combined with the intelligent use of existing resources of every kind.
Built works range from the much-noted Brandhorst Museum in Munich to the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, which presents a benchmark building for the sustainable design of offices. A whole series of projects for private and public clients are currently under way in Paris, Geneva, Milan, Tilburg, Sheffield and several cities in Germany.
Our projects are always inspired by and tailored to the specifics of their site, their brief and their client. Since we consider architecture to be a process of dialogue we intimately involve selected experts and consultants in every stage of the design process. Sauerbruch Hutton have been awarded numerous national and international prizes.


sauerbruch hutton archive
Lars Müller Publishers, Baden 2006
federal environmental agency dessau
sauerbruch hutton architects, Berlin 2005
eyescape soundscape
sauerbruch hutton architects, Berlin 2004
EL croquis 114 [1] sauerbruch hutton architects 1997-2003
EL croquis editorial, Madrid 2003
gsw headquarters berlin – sauerbruch hutton architects
Lars Müller Publishers, Baden 2000
federal environmental agency dessau – sauerbruch hutton architects
Umweltbundesamt, Berlin 2000
W Y S I W Y G sauerbruch hutton architects
Architectural Association, London 1999
photonic centre berlin
sauerbruch hutton architects, Berlin 1998
sauerbruch hutton projekte 1990-1996 projects
Birkhäuser, Basel 1996
sauerbruch hutton architekten, projekte 1989-1991
Aedes, Berlin 1992


2009 Lubetkin Prize, finalist
2003 Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture
1998 Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture
Federal Environmental Agency Dessau 2007 Zumtobel Group Award, Honorable Mention
Mies van der Rohe Award, Selected Work
2006 RIBA Award
Balthasar Neumann Prize, Special Mention
2005 Deutscher Architekturpreis, High Commendation
Fire and Police Station for the 2006 Architekturpreis Berlin, High Commendation
Government District Berlin 2005 RIBA Award
AIA Award
Town Hall Hennigsdorf 2005 Mies van der Rohe Award, Selected Work
2004 RIBA Award
High-bay Warehouse for 2004 Architekturpreis Farbe-Struktur-Oberfläche
Sedus Dogern
Pharmacological Research 2005 BDA Auszeichnung Guter Bauten, High Commendation
Laboratories Biberach 2004 Best of Europe - Colour, Special Mention
2003 RIBA Award
Experimental Factory 2002 World Architecture Awards, High Commendation
Magdeburg Architekturpreis Metalldächer und -fassaden, Special Mention
RIBA Award
Zumtobel Showroom Berlin 2003 Records Interiors Award
GSW Headquarters Berlin 2003 Bauphysikpreis
Benedictus Award
2001 Mies van der Rohe Award, Finalist
Deutscher Architekturpreis, Special Mention
World Architecture Awards, shortlisted
Architekturpreis Beton, Special Mention
Deutscher Fassadenpreis VHF
2000 Architekturpreis BDA Berlin
ar+d Award, High Commendation
RIBA Award and shortlisted for Stirling Prize
Photonic Centre Berlin 1999 ar+d Award
RIBA Award
Deutscher Architekturpreis, High Commendation
Aluminium Imagination Architectural Award
Architekturpreis Beton
1998 Architekturpreis BDA Berlin, Special Mention
Architekturpreis der WestHyp Stiftung für vorbildliche Gewerbebauten
Constructec-Preis für Industriearchitektur, High Commendation
AIA London/UK Excellence in Design Award, High Commendation


solo exhibitions 2006 1234 the architecture of sauerbruch hutton, Architekturmuseum
der TU München, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2005 sense and sensuality, Harvard‘s Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA
2002 plus, multimedia installation, Kunst-Werke, Berlin
WYSIWYG +, forum d’architectures, Lausanne
2001 WYSIWYG +, arc en rêve centre d‘architecture, Bordeaux
WYSIWYG, La Galerie d’Architecture, Paris
2000 WYSIWYG, galeria ras, Barcelona
On the way to Dessau, The Federal Environmental Agency at Expo 2000, Dessau
WYSIWYG, Aedes Gallery, Berlin
1999 WYSIWYG, Architectural Association, London
1998 Photonic Centre Berlin, Weissenhof Gallery, Stuttgart
1992 stadtlandschaften, Berlin Work 1989-1992, Architekturforum, Zurich
sauerbruch hutton projects 1989-1991, Aedes Gallery, Berlin
selected group exhibitions 2008 Architectures for sustainability, Expo 2008, Zaragoza
Architecture=durable, Pavillon de l‘Arsenal, Paris
Composite, La Galerie du Petit Château, CAUE 92, Sceaux
2007 Berlin / New York Dialogues, AIA Center for Architecture, New York
ready for take-off, 7th International Architecture Biennial, São Paulo
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mies van der Rohe Award 2007, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt
Neu Bau Land, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt
2006 Scénographies d‘Architectes, Pavillon de l‘Arsenal, Paris
Echo City, British Pavilion, 10th Architecture Biennale, Venice
Convertible City, German Pavilion, 10th Architecture Biennale, Venice
2005 Mies van der Rohe Award 2005, Cité de l‘architecture, Paris
BA05, X Bienal International de Arquitectura, Buenos Aires
2004 eyescape soundscape, 9th Architecture Biennale, Venice
Deutschlandschaft, German Pavilion, 9th Architecture Biennale, Venice
Die Revision der Postmoderne, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt
Architecture and Ecology, Barcelona Centro Arquitectura, Barcelona
2003 0. La mesa blanca, Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid
Metropolis, 5th International Architecture Biennial, São Paulo
sign as surface, Artists Space, New York
mobility, International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
Die Farbe Weiss, Town Hall, Ulm
2002 plus, multimedia installation, Shanghai Biennale
NEXT, 8th Architecture Biennale, Venice
Neue Deutsche Architekur, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Konstruktion und Raum, Architekturmuseum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
sauerbruch hutton lehrter strasse 57 10557 berlin tel +49 (0)30 39 78 21 - 0 fax - 30 pr@sauerbruchhutton.com
selected group exhibitions Beehouses for Olaf Nicolai, Botanical Garden, Munich
BMW Event- and Delivery Centre Munich, Aedes Gallery, Berlin
2001 New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo
Made in Berlin, NAi, Rotterdam
2000 Berlin 1900-2000, Stadt der Architektur, Neues Museum, Berlin
WYSIWYG, XII Bienal de Arquitectura, Santiago de Chile
1999 Children of Berlin, P.S.1, New York
New Urban Environments, Shinjuku Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
1997 Architekturzeichnungen, Gallery Renate Kammer, Hamburg
Living Design, RIBA Gallery, London
1996 Berlin une Cité en Perspectives, La Grande Arche, Paris
Houses for Sale, Sophia Ungers Gallery, Cologne
1995 Architektur Modelle Berlin, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin
Reference OMA, NAi, Rotterdam
1994 Berlin – im Kontext der Stadt entwerfen, Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Prague
1993 Feindbild Hochhaus, Architekturforum, Zurich
City-Projekte, Berlin-Pavillon, Berlin
1992 Under 50K, RIBA Gallery, London
1991 Model Architecture, RIBA Gallery, London
1990 1980/1990, Architectural Association, London
1989 Tokyo Forum Competition, Imagination Gallery, London