Wakker Prize

architecture prize

The Wakker Prize (German: Wakkerpreis, French: Prix Wakker, Italian: Premio Wakker) is given every year by the Swiss Heritage Society to a municipality of Switzerland for the making and saving of its historical buildings.

In 2005, the prize was given to the Swiss Federal Railways, rather than a municipality.

The prize is named for Henri-Louis Wakker, a Swiss banker and real estate entrepreneur. His will provided a considerable sum of money without conditions to the Swiss Heritage Society, which in 1972 created the Wakker Prize in his honor.

Prize winners


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