Exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Presentation of the prize-winning Deutscher Zukunftspreis projects at the Deutsches Museum

"Turn ideas into successes. For our people. For our country." – This is the idea behind the works of the prize-winners that can be seen in the permanent exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis at the Deutsches Museum in Munich since the end of 2006.

The exhibition showcases ten award-winning projects, documenting scientific and academic excellence and the sustainable impact of the innovations. The exhibition introduces the researchers and developers as individuals and as role models and honours their achievements in the "Hall of Fame".

The prize-winners are presented in a "Hall of Fame", at a prominent position and in framed larger-than-life, black-and-white portraits at the top end of the exhibition - the modern equivalent of the actual "Hall of Fame" at the Deutsches Museum. The installation ends with the archive presenting all activities related to the prize and the "Emeritus Module", containing information about all prizewinning projects no longer on display in the exhibition. On the opposite wall is a list of all those whose innovations were shortlisted for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis:
researchers who are among the "circle of the best".

The award-winning works of the prize-winners are dramatically showcased on project islands. Each of the ten modules has a "gateway" that functions as a teaser, a playful invitation that engages the senses and focuses the visitor's attention on the project. In the more in-depth information at the exhibition modules, the scientific background , an explanation of the innovations and their economic and social relevance are presented. The views and experiences of the prize-winners are also documented in brief statements.

The design of the displays and individual modules is angular. Their basic shape is that of an irregular pentagram that gradually assumes its final form and becomes a solid, defined rectangle: this is an allegory of the work process of research and development. It illustrates the path taken from an idea as it becomes a project and ultimately culminates in a specific product.

Excellence, experience and appreciation - these central themes are reflected in the exhibition's execution. It provides information on the aims of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis and emphasizes its particular significance as a prize awarded by the German President.

The module of the 2016 prize-winners - A special design

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Curbach, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Chokri Cherif and Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Offermann were awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016 for "The fascinating material carbon concrete. Economical. Efficient. Excellent."

The carbon concrete composite allows architects and designers to delve into new dimensions in the development of thinner and lighter structures with very good structural properties.The idea emerged to use carbon concrete to build the exhibition module. The same standards of quality and specifications were applied as those used for the other modules.

The prize-winners' presentation made of carbon concrete is proof that exceedingly sophisticated shapes in design and construction can be created and realized with this innovative building material.


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Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munich / Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 791
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 324
Recorded information: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 433

Opening Hours and Admission Charges

The Deutsches Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
It is only closed on

01. 01. 2017 New Year
28. 02. 2017 Shrove Tuesday
14. 04. 2017 Good Friday
01. 05. 2017 May Day
28. 06. 2017 closed till 11 clock for staff meeting
01. 11. 2017 All Saints' Day
13. 12. 2017 closed from 12 clock for staff meeting
24. 12. 2017 Christmas Eve
25. 12. 2017 Christmas
31. 12. 2017 New Year's Eve

Admission costs € 11.00 for adults, € 4.00 for children aged 6 to 15.
Please check the museum website for information about further discounts at

Deutsches Museum Tours without Advance Booking and for Groups

The "red dot tours" for private groups (5 participants maximum) and families
are held daily also for the exhibition on the Deutcher Zukunftspreis;
The meeting place is the red dot at the entrance to the department.
Duration: ca. 30 - 60 minutes.
The tours are free.
For times, please go to www.deutsches-museum.de/Führungen.
On the day of your visit, please check what time and whether the desired tour will actually take place.

If you wish to visit the exhibition on the Deutscher Zukunftspreis at the Deutsches Museum with a small or larger group, please notify the museum in advance by contacting:

Deutsches Museum
Dr. Sabine Gerber, Curator
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 565
E-Mail: s.gerber@deutsches-museum.de
Tours Ms. Beate Schuster
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 79 273
E-Mail: fuehrungen@deutsches-museum.de


All rapid transit lines (S-Bahn: Isartor), underground lines U1 and U2 (Fraunhoferstrasse stop), Bus 131 (Boschbrücke stop), tram no. 17 (to Isartor), tram no. 18 (to Deutsches Museum).
There is some parking in parking structures nearby. As a rule, however, we do not recommend coming by car.