|Architect||Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei, Stuttgart|
|Photographer||Dirk Vogel; Dortmund|
Introducing the catchphrase "First comes the city, then the house", Stuttgart architects Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei designed a museum that accounts for urban interests while masterfully meeting the challenges of energy efficiency and modern architecture. Opting for lighting solutions that play to the individual features of the museum's architecture, yet consider the specific requirements of an exhibition, the concept chosen appeals in both its understated approach and its efficiency. The structure has won the German Architecture Award (Deutscher Architekturpreis) as the first museum to meet the Passive House Standard.