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Calling applications to non-open urban development and investor competition "Weiße Kaserne", Germany

Germany Architecture News - Apr 09, 2021 - 18:41   2534 views

Calling applications to non-open urban development and investor competition

The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz e. V. intends to develop the area of the "Weiße Kaserne" in coordination with the city of Zweibrücken and the owners. The former barracks area is centrally located in the city of Zweibrücken/ Germany (in close proximity to the Ramstein US Airbase), not far from the city center. 

The approx. 4.5 ha large area is to be sold for development. For this purpose, a combined urban development and investor competition is being held to find a coherent urban development and architectural development and utilization concept, for which an investor is prepared to enter into purchase negotiations with the owners and, in the event of a positive conclusion to the talks, to develop the site in accordance with the concept.

The following goals in particular are being pursued with the urban development reorganization:

  • Integration of the new development into the existing development structure

  • Strengthening the residential and commercial function in the vicinity of the central downtown area

  • Creation of a high-quality neighborhood

  • Revitalization of a brownfield site in the inner area

This is an international, non-open, two-stage investor competition for which an association of investors with architects is permitted.

The awarding authority provides a competition sum of 30,000 € for the architect of the participating consortium (1st prize: 15,000 €, 2nd prize: 10,000 €, 3rd prize: 5,000 €).

The jury is composed of representatives of the owners, the awarding authority, the city of Zweibrücken and renowned external experts.


Applications should be submitted until: May 7, 2021

Selection participants: May 17, 2021

Submission documents: Aug 17, 2021

Jury meeting: Sep 8, 2021

Presentation date: Oct 1, 2021

Download the competition description here: 

All documents, including competition description, forms, site pictures, etc., about the competition can accessed via this link:

Password: WeisseKaserne2021

Contact: FIRU mbH

Mr. Brüll: [email protected].

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