On May 13, 2020, author and dramatist Rolf Hochhuth passed away in Berlin, Germany at the age of 89. He was the first recipient of our Jacob Grimm Award in 2001.
Rolf Hochhuth was one of the most influential German playwrights of the post-war period. His plays generally revolved around historical events, frequently ones linked to Nazi rule. His works “The Deputy” (1963) and “Lawyers” (1979) triggered political controversy. In the former, he questioned the role of Pope Pius XII. during the Nazi era in view of the Holocaust. In “Lawyers”, he addresses Hans Filbinger’s conduct as a naval judge in 1945 – Hans Filbinger, who later became Prime Minster of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, resigned from his post in 1978 after Hochhuth had made his conduct public. Like few others, Rolf Hochhuth made the art of drama a public affair. In addition to plays, he also authored poems, short stories, novellas, essays and polemic writings.
He was a pugnacious democrat who did not hesitate to speak out – not only on matters of culture. He was a moralist with high, immutable standards. The German language was more than a tool to him, it was a cultural asset that needed to be cultivated, protected and developed.
The Eberhard Schöck Foundation mourns the death of the first recipient of its Jacob Grimm Award. We will cultivate and cherish his memory.
Prizes and Awards
German University Construction Award 2020 goes to Berlin
6 April, 2020:
The German University Construction Award (Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis) in this year went to the the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch) in Berlin, together with the architectural office O&O Baukunst. The Hochschule Esslingen, together with Knoche Architekten Leipzig and the Kunstakademie Münster, together with Andreas Schüring Architekten Münster and Bühler und Bühler Architekten München were runners-up.
Further information about the German University Construction Award 2020 you can get at the homepage of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband) here and at the homepage of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung) here.
Prizes and Awards
Young precast concrete experts presented with awards
19 February, 2020:
Yesterday, Berthold Vigh (AL-Franken-Fertigteil GmbH, Ellingen-Stopfenheim), Niklas Goedeke (Rinn Beton- und Naturstein GmbH & Co. KG, Heuchelheim) and Julian Heimbach (Aicheler + Braun GmbH, Tuebingen) were the recipients of the young talents’ award for precast concrete (Nachwuchspreis Betonbauteile) during the 64th BetonTage in Ulm, Germany. This is an award we and our partners at the Berufsförderungswerk für die Beton- und Fertigteilhersteller e.V. (a vocational development organization for the concrete and precast parts manufacturing industry) present to apprentices in the precast concrete and concrete building block industry for exceptional final exams.
The award includes an invitation for the recipients to tour the facilities at Schöck Bauteile GmbH in Baden-Baden and at precast concrete manufacturer Albert Regenold GmbH in Buehl, Germany, as well as the opportunity to participate in a study trip to Italy hosted by the vocational development organization.
Prizes and Awards
Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction 2020
18 February, 2020:
Ines Tenbieg (RWTH Aachen), Nora Susanne Bies (TU Kaiserslautern), Christian Dommes (RWTH Aachen) and Jakob Boretzki (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology – KIT) are this year’s recipients of the Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction. The award for pioneering research in solid construction, which is endowed with 2,500 Euro, was presented at a festive ceremony on the eve of the Ulmer BetonTage, a precast industry summit.
Since the year 2000, the Eberhard Schöck Foundation, supported by Schöck Bauteile GmbH, has recognized exceptional master’s theses in the field of civil engineering with this award.
Social Projects, Vocational Training
Agreement to support the charitable organization WERKstattSchule signed
11 February, 2020:
With its project “LÄUFT?!”, WERKstattSCHULE e.V. – a charitable organization based in Heidelberg, Germany -, supports young people who have left school without graduating, are sometimes homeless and may have a criminal record in navigating the transition from school to work life. Through craft and artistic activities, youths between the ages of 15 and 25 are taught and allowed to experience their personal skills and potential. They experience structuring their days, commitment and personal responsibility with the aim of being reintegrated into societal structures (e.g. graduating school, internship, apprenticeship, reliable living arrangements, etc.). Through the joint development of products that can be manufactured and sold under the professional guidance of the WERKstattSCHULE team, these youths will have the opportunity of experiencing the labor market and testing their skills under realistic conditions in cooperation with craft enterprises.
The Eberhard Schöck Foundation is supporting this project for an initial period of one year. An agreement to this effect was signed today between Peter Möller, Managing Director of the Eberhard Schöck Foundation, and Hendrikje Lorenz, Managing Director of WERKstattSCHULE e.V. Heidelberg.