CompanyHolzer Kobler Architekturen
Lead DesignerTristan Kobler
Design TeamKristina Stupp-Ruehl, Franziska Eichenberger, Grischa Fischer, Lech Grochola, Imtiaz Ashraf, Felix Till Schwan, Roland Roland Lehnen, Sebastian Hübsch
ClientTown of Schöningen
CreditsPhoto by: Jan Bitter
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
Entry Description

The archaeological exhibition, with its presentation of the original site from Schöningen lies at the heart of the project. Memorable images speak to the visitor’s senses and emotions. The white sculpture inspired by the skeleton of a horse is central to the exhibition’s staging.

New findings on our ancestors, the homo erectus, his daily life and the flora and fauna that existed around 300,000 years ago are presented as well as connections to current topics such as climate change and sustainability.


Holzer Kobler Architekturen was formed in Zurich in 2004 by Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler; another studio was opened in Berlin in 2012. The office operates internationally, covering a broad spectrum of activities from urban planning to architecture, from scenography to exhibition curatorship. A multidisciplinary team comprising architects, designers, graphic artists and curators and the collaboration with a tightly knit network encompassing business, research and culture shapes its special approach to projects.

Awards and Prize

The American Architecture Prize 2017
International Design Award IDA 2016, Silber Kategorie
Interior Design und lobende Erwähnung Kategorie Office
2017 Häuser des Jahres 2017 für Einfamilienhaus
2017 Iconic Awards 2017, Auszeichnung Architecture Winner
2017 Luigi Micheletti Award 2017, Special Commendation
2016 Iconic Awards 2016, Auszeichnung Architecture Winner
2016 German Brand Award 2016, Kategorie: Industry Excellence in
Branding –Culture & Non-Governmental
2016 Niedersächsischer Staatspreis für Architektur 2016
2014 AIT International Retail & Presentation Award 2014
2014 Thüringer Preis zur Förderung der Baukultur 2014
2013 Iconic Awards 2013, Auszeichnung Event/ Exhibition
2013 Luigi Micheletti Award 2013, 1. Preis
2011 Auszeichnung vorbildlicher Bauten, im Land Hessen,
Besondere Anerkennung
2009 Hannes-Meyer-Preis des Landesvorstandes des BDA
Sachsen-Anhalt Anerkennung
2008 Grand Prix Design der Schweizerischen
2008 Tourismuspreis Sachsen-Anhalt, Auszeichnung
2007 Europäischer Museumspreis