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The DAM and the Museum Shop will remain closed until at least January 31, 2021. Please feel free to visit our online shop! And the DAM comes digitally to your home…

EINFACH GRÜN - Greening the City

Can GREEN in architecture improve the climate in cities, reduce heat generation, lower the release of fine dust particles, and increase people‘s well-being? It’s time to develop architecture with regard to green spaces, to upgrade urban spaces, and to consider GREEN not just in terms of ecological aspects. On January 22, 2021 the exhibition opens digitally.

DAM Preis 2021

Four buildings have made it to the final round: The finalist group of the DAM Preis 2021 consists of four projects from the fields of housing, culture and education, work and leisure. On January 29, the prize winner will be announced at a digital awards ceremony

International Highrise Award 2020

The prize winner for the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2020 has now been selected: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), DekaBank and Stadt Frankfurt have chosen it from 5 finalists worldwide.

Friends of DAM

Supporting friends. Gladly. The Gesellschaft der Freunde des Deutschen Architekturmuseums e.V. (Friends of DAM) was founded in 1985 and supports DAM in the realization of its public duties, both in ideal form and materially. Can we count on you too?



31. October 202016. May 2021
The International Highrise Award 2020 presents a selection of current highrise buildings from all ov...

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Greening the City

23. January11. July
Can GREEN in architecture improve the climate in cities, reduce heat generation, lower the release o...


30. January13. June
Since 2007, the DAM Preis for Architecture has been awarded annually to outstanding buildings in Ger...

max40 – BDA Architecture Prize for young architects

5. February28. March
Young architectural practices do not have an easy time of it but that does not reflect the quality o...

Radical Antiquity Heinz Bienefeld’s Villas and Churches 1954–1995

5. June31. October
Above all in the Rhineland in Central Germany, Krefeld native Heinz Bienefeld (1926–1995) designed...

From primitive hut to skyscraper

A journey through architectural history

The DAM’s permanent exhibition on the second floor of the museum boasts Germany’s most comprehensive collection of panoramic models on architectural history. 24 largescale models impressively illustrate the evolution of the environment as shaped by humans.



Ditital Exhibition Opening: Einfach Grün – Greening the City

22. January – 18:0020:00
Can GREEN in architecture improve the climate in cities, reduce heat generation, lower the release o...

Digital Award Ceremony: DAM Preis 2021

29. January – 18:0021:00
Livestream: \ Facebook + YouTube DAM

Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development

11. February – 19:0021:00
The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservat...

One Room. One Building. One City.

The DAM for kids and young people

Architecture is not self-explanatory. The significance of architecture merits interpretation and comment. Be it searching for traces in the urban space, a journey through time in the permanent exhibition “From primitive hut to sky-scraper”, or as a master builder on the LEGO building site — the aim of the museum’s educational events is to help people discover the world that’s on the doorstep, finetune their (aesthetic) perception and understand the language of architecture.



International Highrise Award 2020: The 31 Nominated Projects

International Highrise Award 2020: The 31 Nominated Projects

The buildings nominated for the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2020 have now been selected: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has chosen them from over 1,000 new high-rise buildings construed over the past two years worldwide. The five shortlisted finalists from this group will be announced in September. The winner of the International Highrise Award will be presented on October 29, 2020 in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt/Main.

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DAM collection

Plan and model collection – a treasure trove is opened

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More than 80,000 volumes and essays on architecture accessible

Digital model collection

Digital archive

The Deutsches Architekturmuseum has a large and international collection of testimonials of important architects, mostly from the 20th century, which is constantly expanding. Around 50 works archives, prebends and estates, were handed over to the DAM, which owns more than 200,000 plans and drawings, about 35,000 photographs and about 1,300 models, a significant international collection. The architectural model collection with works by Rem Koolhaas, Frei Otto, Rob Krier, Aldo Rossi, Oswald Mathias Ungers a.o., is one of the most important in the world.