Along with the architecture award "Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2010", some of the most important works of Kaufmann were published in a book. Hermann Kaufmann received the "Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award" in Lahti on 10 September 2010 for his consistent architectural work with the material wood. Hermann Kaufmann thus became one of the list of important architects that have received this reward before him, such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano. By this price, the association Wood in Culture wants to promote and emphasize an architecture in which wood plays a central role as a material at an international level.
Previous laureates: 2000 Renzo Piano (Italy), 2002 Kengo Kuma (Japan), 2004 Richard Leplastrier (Australia), 2006 Peter Zumthor (Switzerland), 2008 José Cruz Ovalle (Chile)