The German Natural Stone Award is a traditional, highly prestigious Architecture Award, which was awarded in 2018 for the 18th time.
Every two years it is awarded by the Deutschen Naturwerkstein-Verband e.V or DNV (German Natural Stone Association) in collaboration with the Bund Deutscher Architekten or BDA (Association of German Architects).
The award is granted in the following four categories:
A. Public and commercial buildings
B. Landscaping and public space design
C. Massive building parts and construction in existing contexts
D. Detached houses and apartment buildings.
Basis for the rating is the quality of the construction with natural stone.