Awards on a diverse range of themes at BAU gave all of the fair's exhibitors a chance to showcase their latest products in the various competitions. The winners in particular profited considerably from the additional media attention.
BAKA Award for product innovation
As in the past, BAKA Bundesverband Altbauerneuerung e.V. is presenting an award for product innovation at BAU 2017 that promotes particularly exciting and outstanding products and concepts for building in existing structures. Once again, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, will serve as patron. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017, during the congress “Baupolitik ist gefragt” The winner's products will be on display at the BAKA stand in Hall B0.
AIT Innovation Award
The architecture magazines AIT and XIA were collaborating with BAU for the 13th time to present the innovation award for architecture and construction. The competition honored designers and manufacturers of innovative products in the construction industry who make a special effort to meet architects' needs and requirements. During the award ceremony at BAU 2017, exhibitors and visitors attending BAU could get an impression of the submitted products.
BAU Trend by AIT/XIA
AIT and XIA were holding their trend-scouting project for the third time. On behalf of their readers, the editorial teams of both trade journals sent trend scouts to BAU to search for the most exciting and innovative projects. The ones who were named by the trend scouts the most had a chance to be honored at the fair on January 19.