The purpose of the competition is to obtain designs for a House of Prayer and Learning to be constructed at Petriplatz in Berlin-Mitte to accommodate a peaceful co-existence and partnership of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity in the heart of Berlin.
With the exception of a few annexes, the competition documents are in German and English. The submissions to be made in the competition pursuant to 1.9 hereof must be in German.
All architects or groups of architects that have earned the credential of “Architect” in their respective country of origin are eligible to participate. Each architect or group of architects counts as one participant. Once the competition has begun, participants may not form working groups with one another or with third parties. All members of a working group must meet the eligibility requirements. The names of all architects or members of the groups of architects, as well as of all employees and any experts or engineers consulted are to be provided in the declaration of authorship. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify a participant’s eligibility at any time before, during, or after the close of the competition. If the participants have not fulfilled the eligibility requirements, they will be barred from the competition.
The Sponsor has selected the following participants in advance, who seemed especially well suited to the task of the competition:
Paul Böhm, Cologne
Mario Botta, Mendrisio
Golan & Zareh, Architekten, Berlin
Alen Jasarevic, Augsburg
Schultes-Frank Architekten, Berlin
Miroslav Sik, Zurich
Joseph Smolenicky (Smolenicky & Partner), Zurich Francesco Venezia, Naples
Wandel Hoefer Lorch, Saarbrücken
In addition to the pre-selected participants listed under 1.6.2 hereof, between 20 and 30 architects will be selected through an application process. If the selection committee believes that more than said 20 to 30 architects appear qualified based on the evaluation criteria (see application form), then the winning applicants will be selected from the pool of qualified applicants by lottery.
The Sponsor will distribute a total of € 31,000 plus VAT in prize money and for acquisitions of designs. The money will be distributed as follows:
1st Prize: € 11,000