The denkmal Gold Medals – Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Excellence in European monument preservation deserves recognition! It is therefore a tradition at denkmal to award denkmal gold medals. They are a recognised mark of quality within the industry for outstanding achievements in the field of European restoration and preservation. The award is presented by an independent jury of international experts from the heritage sector. The denkmal gold medals will be publicly awarded in a festive ceremony on the last day of the trade fair. The denkmal gold medal is a coveted award. Only ten exhibitors at denkmal receive the medal for the products and services they have presented at the trade fair.

Winners of the denkmal Gold Medal:

2018

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

ArcTron 3D GmbH (Engineering office for 3D surveys and software development), Altenthann

for the development of innovative preservation technologies

Dachverband Lehm e. V. (Confederation of clay builders), Weimar

– as the representative of its members –

for the development and use of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Deffner & Johann GmbH, Röthlein (Bavaria)

for an excellent portfolio of restoration materials, literature on restoration and specialist equipment

Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Harlingen (Netherlands)

for the exceptional preservation of tiles made using historical artisan glazing techniques

Holzmanufaktur Rottweil GmbH, Rottweil

for exemplary work in the repair and completion of historic wooden components

Knobelsdorff School, Berlin

for outstanding integration of preservation techniques and methods into training programmes

RAGUSA Sicily (Italy)

for excellent craftsmanship in renovation work using historic building materials

Staatsamt für Kulturerbe (National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management), Budapest (Hungary)

for an exemplary concept of holistic preservation and the transmission of cultural heritage

City of Halberstadt

for the regeneration of the city centre with strong input from the public

Restaurator Lutz J. Walter, Wernigerode

for craftmanship in the exact reproduction of historic wallpaper

2016

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

ArcTron 3D GmbH (Engineering office for 3D surveys and software development), Altenthann

for the development of innovative preservation technologies

Dachverband Lehm e. V. (Confederation of clay builders), Weimar

– as the representative of its members –

for the development and use of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Deffner & Johann GmbH, Röthlein (Bavaria)

for an excellent portfolio of restoration materials, literature on restoration and specialist equipment

Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Harlingen (Netherlands)

for exceptional preservation of tiles made using historical artisan glazing techniques

Holzmanufaktur Rottweil GmbH, Rottweil

for exemplary work in the repair and completion of historic wooden components

Knobelsdorff School, Berlin

for outstanding integration of preservation techniques and methods into training programmes

RAGUSA Sicily (Italy)

for excellent craftsmanship in renovation work using historic building materials

Staatsamt für Kulturerbe (National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management), Budapest (Hungary)

for an exemplary concept of holistic preservation and the transmission of cultural heritage

City of Halberstadt

for the regeneration of the city centre with tremendous help from the public

Restaurator Lutz J. Walter, Wernigerode

for craftmanship in the exact reproduction of historic wallpaper

2016 – Special Award

denkmal Special Award 2016

WDNCh was awarded the denkmal Special Award in 2016

for the manner in which a historic exhibition site has been preserved.

Every two years Moscow's city government surprises visitors to Leipzig with an elaborately designed trade fair stand and a special theme.

As the WDNCh plays an important role for Moscow and the whole of Russia due to its eventful history, the structure of the Moscow joint stand at denkmal 2016 was based on the historical exhibition. The WDNCh replica featured the three main buildings Green Theatre, Main Pavilion and a kiosk – all in plenty of detail and faithful to the original in Moscow. In a specialist forum right at their exhibition stand, the city government also focussed on this topic among others with the workshop "Modern Life in Historic Ensembles. WDNCh: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow".

2014

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

ArcTron 3D GmbH (Engineering office for 3D surveys and software development), Altenthann

for the development of innovative preservation technologies

Dachverband Lehm e. V. (Confederation of clay builders), Weimar

– as the representative of its members –

for the development and use of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Deffner & Johann GmbH, Röthlein (Bavaria)

for an excellent portfolio of restoration materials, literature on restoration and specialist equipment

Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Harlingen (Netherlands)

for exceptional preservation of tiles made using historical artisan glazing techniques

Holzmanufaktur Rottweil GmbH, Rottweil

for exemplary work in the repair and completion of historic wooden components

Knobelsdorff School, Berlin

for outstanding integration of preservation techniques and methods into training programmes

RAGUSA Sicily (Italy)

for excellent craftsmanship in renovation work using historic building materials

Staatsamt für Kulturerbe (National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management), Budapest (Hungary)

for an exemplary concept of holistic preservation and the transmission of cultural heritage

City of Halberstadt

for the regeneration of the city centre with strong input from the public

Restaurator Lutz J. Walter, Wernigerode

for craftmanship in the exact reproduction of historic wallpaper

2012

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Raumausstattung Graf, Lorsch

for outstanding achievements in craftsmanship, restoration and documentation

Stichting Federatie Monumentenwacht Nederlande (Historic building watchdog of the Netherlands), Zetten

for outstanding pre- and aftercare in monument preservation throughout Europe

Tuilerie de la Breteche, Ligny le Ribault (France)

for the high-quality handcrafted production of antique historic tiles, flagstones and bricks for use in listed buildings

ARGE (Association of training centres for preservation trades)

Akademie des Handwerks Schloss Raesfeld (Raesfeld Castle Academy of Skilled Crafts), Görlitzer Fortbildungszentrum für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege (Görlitz Training Centre for Skilled Crafts and Preservation of Monuments), ÜAZ Bauwirtschaft (Building trade training centre) Wriezen, Förderverein für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege (Support association for crafts and preservation) Trebsen, Centre for Restoration and Conservation of Monuments HWK Koblenz/Herrstein, Probstei Johannesberg gGmbH Fulda)

for successful cooperation in education in the preservation sector

IBACH Steinkonservierung GmbH & Co. KG, Bischberg

for the innovative and responsible development of products for stone conservation

KRAMP + KRAMP GbR, Lemgo

for comprehensive service and responsible handling of original materials

Akademie des Architekturerbes Moskau (Moscow academy of architectural heritage)

for overall commitment to preserving Russian cultural heritage

Jugendbauhütten der Deutschen Stiftung Denkmalschutz e.V.

for outstanding motivation of young people in the field of monument preservation

Seidenweberei Eschke GmbH, Mühltroff

for highest quality reproduction of damask and silk fabrics based on originals

Kremer Pigmente, Aichstetten

for the comprehensive range of pigments, binders and equipment suitable for monument preservation

2010

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

National Museum in Warsaw/Hamburg Preservation Foundation

for exceptional restoration work in the context of German-Polish cooperation

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland

for optimal restoration work in combination with specialised training

Bennert Restaurierungen GmbH, Hopfgarten

for their innovative approach to inventory and documentation

ORBIS Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

for their idea for complex structural protection of unused monuments

BAYOSAN Wachter GmbH & Co. KG, Hindelang

for the development of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Bundesfachgruppe der Parkett-Restauratoren im ZV Parkett- und Fußbodentechnik, Bonn

for special achievements in the art of restoring parquet flooring

Atelier Ilona Berkei Restaurierung und Glasmalerei, Zeuthen near Berlin

for excellent work in the field of conserving and documenting historic glass painting

Pitz & Hoh Werkstatt für Architektur und Denkmalpflege GmbH, Berlin

for outstanding achievements in the fields of inventory, planning and management of preservation projects

City of Quedlinburg

for exceptional preparation and implementation of urban regeneration in combination with heritage preservation

Glindower Ziegelei GmbH, Glindow

for a wide and flexible range of brick materials for monument preservation

2008

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Zimmerei & Holzbau Peukert GmbH, Albrechtshain

for exemplary carpentry work in the preservation of historical monuments

Denkmalpflegebetrieb Steffen Schmalhofer, Dresden

for the reconstruction of historic decorative paintings

Unternehmerverband Historische Baustoffe e.V. (Association of historic building materials companies), St. Georgen

for commitment to the reuse of historic building materials

Keramische Werkstatt für Bau- und Denkmalpflege, Bad Liebenwerda

for the individual production of ceramic ornamental elements and terracottas according to historical models

Christoph Henrichsen

for the illustrative communication of Japanese wooden architecture

Zeitschrift Monumente

for creative publicity in the field of monument preservation

BIG-Städtebau Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Stralsund

for exemplary achievements in the field of urban development

Haber & Brandner GmbH, Berlin

for outstanding work in metal restoration

Johannes Mosler, Oberzeuzheim

for the repair of historic windows

Stiftung Templum Pacis, PL-Swidnica

(Protestant Community of Schweidnitz, German Centre for Crafts and Preservation of Monuments, Fulda, Nicolaus Copernicus University, PL-Torun)

for exemplary international cooperation

2006

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Ausstellung "Altstadt und Werbung", Stralsund

for an excellent concept on advertising in the historical city centre

Denkmalhof Gernewitz

for innovations in monument preservation

Brüder Wilfinger, Wien

for the restoration of the Vienna Hofburg so as to preserve its substance

Märkische Keramik - Keramikmanufaktur Reicho GmbH, Görzke

for the traditional manufacturing of historical building materials

Claytec Lehmbau, Viersen

for innovations in reviving the art of clay building techniques

Klaus-Peter Dyroff, Restaurator, Schmiedeberg

for the restoration of mosaics for use in monument preservation

Glindower Ziegelei GmbH, Glindow

for the traditional manufacturing of preservation materials

Schreinerei Zoepf, Lohr am Main

for the restoration of windows and parquet for use in monument preservation

Naumburg City Council

for imaginative and people-oriented communication in the field of monument protection

PKZ Warsaw, Poland

for special achievements especially in the areas of documentation and archaeology

2004

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

ArcTron 3D GmbH (Engineering office for 3D surveys and software development), Altenthann

for the development of innovative preservation technologies

Dachverband Lehm e. V. (Confederation of clay builders), Weimar

– as the representative of its members –

for the development and use of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Deffner & Johann GmbH, Röthlein (Bavaria)

for an excellent portfolio of restoration materials, literature on restoration and specialist equipment

Harlinger Aardewerk & Tegelfabriek, Harlingen (Netherlands)

for exceptional preservation of tiles made using historical artisan glazing techniques

Holzmanufaktur Rottweil GmbH, Rottweil

for exemplary work in the repair and completion of historic wooden components

Knobelsdorff School, Berlin

for outstanding integration of preservation techniques and methods into training programmes

RAGUSA Sicily (Italy)

for excellent craftsmanship in renovation work using historic building materials

Staatsamt für Kulturerbe (National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management), Budapest (Hungary)

for an exemplary concept of holistic preservation and the transmission of cultural heritage

City of Halberstadt

for the regeneration of the city centre with strong input from the public

Restaurator Lutz J. Walter, Wernigerode

for craftmanship in the exact reproduction of historic wallpaper

2002

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Raumausstattung Graf, Lorsch

for outstanding achievements in craftsmanship, restoration and documentation

Stichting Federatie Monumentenwacht Nederlande (Historic building watchdog of the Netherlands), Zetten

for outstanding pre- and aftercare in monument preservation throughout Europe

Tuilerie de la Breteche, Ligny le Ribault (France)

for the high-quality handcrafted production of antique historic tiles, flagstones and bricks for use in listed buildings

ARGE (Association of training centres for preservation trades)

Akademie des Handwerks Schloss Raesfeld (Raesfeld Castle Academy of Skilled Crafts), Görlitzer Fortbildungszentrum für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege (Görlitz Training Centre for Skilled Crafts and Preservation of Monuments), ÜAZ Bauwirtschaft (Building trade training centre) Wriezen, Förderverein für Handwerk und Denkmalpflege (Support association for crafts and preservation) Trebsen, Centre for Restoration and Conservation of Monuments HWK Koblenz/Herrstein, Probstei Johannesberg gGmbH Fulda)

for successful cooperation in education in the preservation sector

IBACH Steinkonservierung GmbH & Co. KG, Bischberg

for the innovative and responsible development of products for stone conservation

KRAMP + KRAMP GbR, Lemgo

for comprehensive service and responsible handling of original materials

Akademie des Architekturerbes Moskau (Moscow academy of architectural heritage)

for overall commitment to preserving Russian cultural heritage

Jugendbauhütten der Deutschen Stiftung Denkmalschutz e.V.

for outstanding motivation of young people in the field of monument preservation

Seidenweberei Eschke GmbH, Mühltroff

for highest quality reproduction of damask and silk fabrics based on originals

Kremer Pigmente, Aichstetten

for the comprehensive range of pigments, binders and equipment suitable for monument preservation

2000

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

National Museum in Warsaw/Hamburg Preservation Foundation

for exceptional restoration work in the context of German-Polish cooperation

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland

for optimal restoration work in combination with specialised training

Bennert Restaurierungen GmbH, Hopfgarten

for their innovative approach to inventory and documentation

ORBIS Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

for their idea for complex structural protection of unused monuments

BAYOSAN Wachter GmbH & Co. KG, Hindelang

for the development of building materials suitable for listed buildings

Bundesfachgruppe der Parkett-Restauratoren im ZV Parkett- und Fußbodentechnik, Bonn

for special achievements in the art of restoring parquet flooring

Atelier Ilona Berkei Restaurierung und Glasmalerei, Zeuthen near Berlin

for excellent work in the field of conserving and documenting historic glass painting

Pitz & Hoh Werkstatt für Architektur und Denkmalpflege GmbH, Berlin

for outstanding achievements in the fields of inventory, planning and management of preservation projects

City of Quedlinburg

for exceptional preparation and implementation of urban regeneration in combination with heritage preservation

Glindower Ziegelei GmbH, Glindow

for a wide and flexible range of brick materials for monument preservation

1998

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Zimmerei & Holzbau Peukert GmbH, Albrechtshain

for exemplary carpentry work in the preservation of historical monuments

Denkmalpflegebetrieb Steffen Schmalhofer, Dresden

for the reconstruction of historic decorative paintings

Unternehmerverband Historische Baustoffe e.V. (Association of historic building materials companies), St. Georgen

for commitment to the reuse of historic building materials

Keramische Werkstatt für Bau- und Denkmalpflege, Bad Liebenwerda

for the individual production of ceramic ornamental elements and terracottas according to historical models

Christoph Henrichsen

for the illustrative communication of Japanese wooden architecture

Zeitschrift Monumente

for creative publicity in the field of monument preservation

BIG-Städtebau Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Stralsund

for exemplary achievements in the field of urban development

Haber & Brandner GmbH, Berlin

for outstanding work in metal restoration

Johannes Mosler, Oberzeuzheim

for the repair of historic windows

Stiftung Templum Pacis, PL-Swidnica

(Protestant Community of Schweidnitz, German Centre for Crafts and Preservation of Monuments, Fulda, Nicolaus Copernicus University, PL-Torun)

for exemplary international cooperation

1996

Gold Medals Awarded for Excellence in Monument Preservation in Europe

Ausstellung "Altstadt und Werbung", Stralsund

for an excellent concept on advertising in the historical city centre

Denkmalhof Gernewitz

for innovations in monument preservation

Brüder Wilfinger, Wien

for the restoration of the Vienna Hofburg so as to preserve its substance

Märkische Keramik - Keramikmanufaktur Reicho GmbH, Görzke

for the traditional manufacturing of historical building materials

Claytec Lehmbau, Viersen

for innovations in reviving the art of clay building techniques

Klaus-Peter Dyroff, Restaurator, Schmiedeberg

for the restoration of mosaics for use in monument preservation

Glindower Ziegelei GmbH, Glindow

for the traditional manufacturing of preservation materials

Schreinerei Zoepf, Lohr am Main

for the restoration of windows and parquet for use in monument preservation

Naumburg City Council

for imaginative and people-oriented communication in the field of monument protection

PKZ Warsaw, Poland

for special achievements especially in the areas of documentation and archaeology