Baumit Life Challenge 2021 Winners Announced, Best Facades In Europe

Baumit awards the best facades in Europe

When the largest colour system for the facade "Baumit Life" was introduced in 2012, Mag. Robert Schmid (CEO Baumit Group and owner representative, Schmid Industrieholding) wanted to raise awareness among his employees about how Baumit materials are the foundation of homes for many generations and put architectural design and craftsmanship into the spotlight: The Baumit Life Challenge was born!

 Today, the Life Challenge as an international competition, with all of its submitted projects synonymous for the perfect collaboration between Baumit, architects, investors and – above all – the executing industry.

 To offer infinite façade design, the Baumit Life colour system offers 888 facade colours. With Baumit CreativTop every conceivable texture and almost every design is possible. For the perfect, purist look architects and designers can now choose from 12 new white tones from the new colour pallet “Shades of White” introduced in early 2021.

 The planned award ceremony for the Baumit Life Challenge in Valencia in spring 2020 was postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As the situation had not gotten any better a year later, the award for the most beautiful facade in Europe was rescheduled online via live stream.

“The Baumit Life Challenge 2020/21 set a new record despite the times we live in: 385 entries from 26 countries were submitted. Thanks go to all participants, Baumit partners and employees as well as the international expert judges. They are the ones who made the event possible.” says Robert Schmid enthusiastically.

Out of 36 nominations from 16 countries the architects' jury selected the project MO Museum in Vilnus by “Studio Libeskind” and “Do Architects” as the Life Challenge 2021 Award winner and were presented with the golden trophy. In addition another 6 countries were awrded winners of the individual competition categories. 

The European facade of the year 2020/21

An overview of the winners

Life Challenge Winner 

Life Challenge Award 2020/21:

Mo Museum, Vilnius (LT)
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Single Family House

Longitudinal-Axis Home, Budakeszi (HU)
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Multi Family Residential

Murgle Apartments, Ljubljana (SI)
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The Courtyard, Trnava (SK)
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Thermal Renovation

Secession, Wien (AT)
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Historical Renovation 

Vivienda Alcoba, Alcoba de la Torre (ES)
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Stunned by texture

Rue Curial, Paris (FR)
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Baumit Life Challenge will return once again in 2022 and Baumit UK will be looking for the best UK facades to enter into the competition. So watch this space later this summer for more information on how you can submit your projects.