International Criminal Court Building

International Criminal Court Building

1st April 2008 – Deadline for submission of candidature:

Middle of May 2008 – Pre-selection of participants

Late August – Design submissions

Sponsor: Government of the Netherlands

Type: Open, International, Expression of Interest; shortlist of 20 architectural firms for the competition

Language: English

Eligibility: Registered architects


1st prize – 60,000 Euros

2nd prize – 50,000 Euros

3rd prize – 40,000 Euros

Jury: TBA


1st April 2008 – Deadline for submission of candidature:

Middle of May 2008 – Pre-selection of participants:

Late August – Design submissions

Middle of June 2008 – End of May until end of August 2008

October 2008 – Selection of prize-winners

Challenge: The aim of this project is to construct permanent accommodation for the ICC on a prime site bordering the North Sea dunes and the city of The Hague and covering over 72,000 m©˜. The ICC and the host State of The Netherlands share the conviction that the new ICC premises should provide suitable working conditions, functionality, security and ecological fit.

Within the premises, up to 1,200 workstations, courtrooms, and various ancillary facilities will have to be provided with a total gross floor space of up to 46,000 m©˜. Furthermore, parking facilities as well as plans for two expansions of 150 workstations each are foreseen. The spatial and functional design should take into account the need for flexibility and scalability on the long term.

Application procedure:

Applications which do not use the provided forms, will not be accepted.

For application forms, go to:

For more information, contact:

ANP Architektur und Nutzungsplanung

Hessenallee 2, 34130 Kassel, Germany

Ms Ettinger-Brinckmann / Mr Walberg

Tel.: 0049 (0) 561 707750; Fax: 0049 (0) 561 7077523