Digital construction magazine CORPUS wins German Design Award
"CORPUS. Constructing Tomorrow" from BASF has won the 2016 German Design Award. A jury of international experts from industry, higher education, the media and design has commended the magazine in the "Apps" category for communication design excellence. CORPUS is the BASF customer magazine for all those who want to learn how buildings will be built and lives will be lived in the years to come. It illuminates major trends in urban planning and architecture and shows how we can meet such challenges as urbanization, dwindling resources and forward-looking construction.
The planning and design of construction projects call for intelligent ideas that promote sustainability and the use of new materials – and at the same time help conserve natural resources. To track down the solutions of tomorrow, CORPUS talks to today's architects, engineers and planners and accompanies innovative case studies from planning through to completion. In the sections on Architecture, Infrastructure, Urban Environment and Research & Development, the magazine reports on the latest developments and elucidates them with animations, videos and graphics.
The German Design Award won by CORPUS is one of the world's most prestigious prizes for product and communication design and one that honors overarching design trends. It is awarded by the German Design Council, one of the leading competence centers for communication and branding in the design sector.
Performance Materials Division
BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors - transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications. In 2014, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of € 6.5 bn. More information online: www.performance-materials.basf.com
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.