Universal Design was one of the first mover topics of the Munich Creative Business Week 10 years ago. With the Institute for Universal Design it was possible to present the topics of Universal Design without interruption in the exhibition areas of the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, even in times of pandemic, as a showcase exhibition.

A different design competition

The Universal Design Competition is still the only competition that, in addition to an Expert:innen jury, also has a Consumer jury, which awards its own annual prize with around 100 participants aged between 14 and 90.


Open jury process

The jury process takes place in public during the inspection of the stands or digitally and is thus fully transparent for participants and visitors. In addition, experts and exhibitors come into contact and can network directly to pursue ideas further.

Oskar von Miller Forum

All submitted projects take part in the Universal Design Exhibition as part of the renowned, eight-day Munich Creative Business Week.
 Around 20 events in the immediate vicinity of the jury exhibition at the Oskar von Miller Forum will ensure a good turnout and broad awareness among visitors.
 The Oskar von Miller Forum offers an excellent, easily accessible and barrier-free exhibition space.


Universal Design Competition 2022

This year, the expert-jury was convinced by two submissions, which were awarded the Universal Design Gold Award.

The first was BASTONI, a student project by the Free University of Bolzano under the direction of Prof. Kuno Prey. The project reinterpreted the walking stick - resulting in 16 diverse, original and intelligent walking sticks with direct reference to socially relevant themes of Universal Design.

On the other hand, ALUMAT Frey GmbH, which with its door renovation profile with magnetic seals, enables the dismantling of obstructive door thresholds and thus energy-efficient renovation.

Universal Design Competition 2022
Expert & Consumer Award

Universal Design Competition 2022
Expert & Consumer Award

Universal Design Competition 2022
Expert Award

Universal Design Competition 2022
Consumer Award

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For more information about the Munich Creative Business Week and the program of the Institute for Universal Design, please visit the official website of the Munich Creative Business Week HERE.

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