Competitions


Architectural design competitions originally served as a critical tool to test new ideas. Over time they have lost part of this significance and have become more and more about the fulfillment of technical requirements set out in a brief. It is hence important to explore alternative possibilities and to view the brief in unconventional ways in order to retain the significance of the competition and to develop fresh proposals that stand out. New public buildings are usually implemented through such a process, where one design is chosen after having analysed a large body of conceptual designs from established and upcoming architects.