Submission: March 9, 2013
Registration: February 25, 2013
Location: Romr, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize € 1.500 2nd Prize € 1.000 3rd Prize € 500
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
International ideas competition of architecture for the New Berlin Natural Science Museum. The site area is located in the west of Berlin, near the popular Zoo of the city.
Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Excavations from 2008 suggest that the city may be even older than was previously assumed: state archaeologists have discovered an oakbeam that probably dates back to 1183. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.