Mainz City Hall Ideas Competition

Sponsor: City of Mainz, Germany
Type: open, ideas, one-stage, EU
Fees: none
Language: German
Eligibility: architects and planners licensed in their country of origin/residence in EU
16 September 2014 (10AM) – Site tour
24 September 2014 (1 PM) – Site tour
30 September 2014 – Q&A period ends
7 November 2014 – Deadline for submissions
12 December 2014 – Jury
1st Prize            26,000 Euro
2nd Prize            14,000 Euro
3rd Prize            10,000 Euro
Honorable Mentions: 24,000 Euro total
Jury: see competition brief
Design Challenge:
The design of the present Mainz City Hall from the 1970s was by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling. Since then, it has received landmark protection; but it is now deficient in many respects and has to be renovated to measure up to current working environment and building standards. The area immediately surrounding the building has been the object of much criticism over the years, primarily because of its unfriendly appearance. Therefore, the purpose of this competition is to investigate the site’s potential for better integration into its immediate environment, both contextually and in terms of its materiality. The results of this competition are intended to serve as background material for a public discussion leading to eventual changes in the site.
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