The main award - the Berlin Architecture Prize itself - was received by Norman Foster for the Philological Library of the Free University, which opened in 2005.
The prize is presented every three (previously two) years by a special public organization in cooperation with the Berlin branch of the Union of German Architects. In addition to the architect - the author of the project, the award also recognizes the customer of the building, in this case - the authorities of Berlin.
In addition, seven more structures have received special mentions. These are the Peter Eisenman Holocaust Memorial, the all-season floating pool on the Spree by the Gil Wilk Architekten workshop, the Olympic stadium reconstructed for the 2006 World Cup by the gmp workshop, the police and fire department of the Sauerbruch Hutton government office area, the Academy of Arts of the Benish, Benish and Partners architectural studio, hotel Concorde Berlin by Kleihues + Kleihues, and the WEEK12END club of designers ROBERTNEUN - Baecker Buschmann Friedrich.