Competition procedure: In accordance with the announcement in the Official Journal of the European Union of 16 May 2015, 35 candidates were selected from a total 174 submissions for consideration in a previously announced competition procedure (competitive bidding in accordance with the Guidelines for Design Competitions (RPW) and the Procurement Law for Supplies and Services of Freelancers (VOF)). The competition organiser selected 15 architectural firms in advance for inclusion as participants. A total of 50 architectural firms were invited to participate, and 41 of these submitted proposals. The jury awarded the top five proposals first, second, third, fourth and fifth prizes, along with four honourable mentions.
The expert members of the jury were: Jo Coenen, Hilde Léon, Wolfgang Lorch, Elke Delugan-Meissl, Pat Tanner, Johannes Löbbert, Petra Vondenhof-Anderhalten, substitute: Brigitte Häntsch.
The judges of the jury were: Regula Lüscher, Tim Renner, Dr Sigrid Bias-Engels, Günther Hoffmann, Dr Annemarie Jaeggi, Dr. Niklas Maak, substitute: Hermann-Josef Pohlmann, Dr Konrad Schmidt-Werthern, Rosa Schmitt-Neubauer, Horst Grothues, Dr Markus Klimmer, Chris Dercon, Dr Kerstin Wittmann-Englert.