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Life Challenge 2021:

The European Baumit Facade

A façade is the face of a house and shows the style of the people who live in it. The aim of the Baumit Life Challenge is to show that there is a lot of valuable and creative potential in plaster and the combination of different materials, texture, form and color.

Life Challenge – The Competition

In 2012 Baumit introduced “Life” – Europe’s largest color program for the façade.
Imagination, craftsmanship and colors brought us to the idea to raise the awareness about architecture and good design on the façade: Baumit Life Challenge was born!


After the success of the first award ceremony in 2014 in Vienna (Austria), the Baumit Life Challenge takes place every second year to celebrate and award the best façades of Europe. About 500 guests from all 25 Baumit countries are attracted by this event, with the best Baumit architects, investors and partners. 

How the winners are selected

More than 300 projects from all 25 Baumit countries are judged by a high caliber panel of 13 independent experts before the final. The 6 highest-rated façades in each category will be qualified as nominees for the final price giving ceremony. Right before the event the jury panel will choose the final winners in each category as well as the Life Challenge Award winner – the best of the best facades.

In addition to the expert rating you can already check out our “Public Voting Winners”.

Six Categories

These are the categories of the Baumit Life Challenge.

Impact of Covid-19 on the event

The live event was scheduled to take place in May 2020. Due to the pandemic the event was postponed to 2021. As the virus is still a threat, the final jury decision of the category winners and the prize giving ceremony will be held online. Further details to the prize giving will follow.