Cologne 06.09.2023 – In May 2023, the postgraduate scholarship launched by Lord Mayor Henriette Reker for the 100th anniversary of Gottfried Böhm’s birthday started for the first time. The well-funded scholarship is intended to give postgraduate architects from all over the world the chance to spend a year developing a creative and visionary urban planning project for Cologne and the region. Now, the application deadline ended on 31 August 2023. A total of 42 architects and urban planners from 23 countries applied. These include Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Germany, DR Congo, France, Guinea, India, Iran, Italy, Cameroon, Lebanon, Madagascar, Poland, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Central Africa.
“We are pleased to have received qualified applications from all over the world already in this first round,” says Susanne Fabry, Chairwoman of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer der TH Köln e.V. “This will not be an easy task for the jury to make a decision given the number, quality and variety of project proposals.” The jury will meet in mid-September, so the first round of the residency scholarship is expected to start in October 2023.