Competition format

Competition documents

In November 2002 the ECB announced the urban planning and architectural design competition for the new ECB premises in the Official Journal of the European Union. It was launched as a restricted project competition in two phases preceded by the pre-selection of 80 qualified applicants and possibly to be followed by an optional revision phase. The selected participants were supplied with the competition documents along with the competition rules and guidelines. The conditions of participation and competition rules were set out in the document entitled “Competition rules”. Details on the design requirements were provided in the “Competition brief”, which was published in sections.

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Jury

The evaluation of the design concepts submitted during the first and second phases of the competition, as well as the selection of the prizewinners, was conducted by an international jury.

 

Members of the jury

The jury was composed of the persons listed below.

Please note that all titles and positions of the jury members are stated as they were at the time of the competition for the design of the new ECB premises. They may have changed in the meantime.

The jury

On behalf of the ECB and the national central banks On behalf of the City of Frankfurt am Main As external architects
Lucas Papademos (Vice-President of the ECB), Chair Edwin Schwarz (City Councillor responsible for town planning) Françoise Hélène Jourda (France), Vice-Chair
Liam Barron (Director General of the Central Bank of Ireland) Oriol Bohigas (Spain)
Sirkka Hämäläinen (Member of the Executive Board of the ECB) Kees Christiaanse (Netherlands)
Yves Mersch (Governor of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg) Massimiliano Fuksas (Italy)
Hanspeter K. Scheller (Director General Administration of the ECB) Michael Wilford (United Kingdom)
Ernst Welteke (President of the Deutsche Bundesbank)

In addition to the jury members above, the following persons were appointed as deputies.

Deputies

On behalf of the ECB and the national central banks On behalf of the City of Frankfurt am Main As external architects
Hans Georg Fabritius (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank) Dirk Zimmermann (City of Frankfurt, Head of the Town Planning Department) Craig Dykers (Norway)
Klaus Gressenbauer (Director Planning and Controlling at the ECB) Martha Schwartz (United States)
Brian Halpin (Deputy Director General of the Central Bank of Ireland)
Thomas Rinderspacher (Head of the Premises Division at the ECB)
Fernand Yasse (Head of Organisation and Risk Management at the Banque centrale du Luxembourg)

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