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The Governing Council will continue its deliberations on the new ECB premises

18 November 2004

In February 2004 the jury for the international urban planning and architectural design competition for the ECB’s new premises in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, chose three design concepts. The Governing Council of the ECB then invited the three prize-winners to revise their design concepts to remedy functional and technical deficiencies identified by the jury.

At today’s meeting the Governing Council discussed the three revised design concepts and decided that they still needed further evaluation regarding, among other things, the ECB’s specific requirements. The Governing Council will continue its deliberations with a view to coming to a conclusion by early next year at the latest.

Further details regarding the international design competition and the design proposals can be found on the ECB’s website at http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/premises.

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